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Thembi Mutch

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Full name Thembi Mutch
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
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Twenty years experience as a journalist, including investigative and undercover work. Published in New Scientist, Financial Times and many regional media. Winner of Prince Rainier Award for Environmental journalism 2006; Winner of Housing Communications Award 2000, runner up of One World Award 1996. Worked extensively for BBC television, BBC World Service and Channel Four, Arte (France) across Africa; happy to work alone or in teams. human rights, mining, famine, trafficking, economic and human interest areas all covered; fluent French, English, working Swahili.

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Photography, Radio, Video
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Diverse: BBC

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Last updated 01-02-2016 10:42


I trained originally with the BBC as a freelance with the World Service, in the days when they still sent freelancers on lots of courses. For four years I circulated around many departments, (news, Sports, features and religion) before a staff job with Radio 4 based in the history and human interest department. I then moved to News and Current Affairs of the World Service, then relocated to South Africa for two years- working as a stringer for the BBC, both tv and radio. On returning to England I went back to NCA at the BBC World Service, and then took a short assignment in Rwanda working on co-ordinating over 2000 world Media for the Rwanda Genocide Commemorations. Following that, I spent a year's assignment in Ethiopia as a media consultant for the UN, and then returned to the UK to work on a channel Four TV programme about water. Since 2007 I have been pursuing a PhD part time, and continuing journalism assignments, including Marie Claire, BBC, and Arte in France.