Carli and Laura interview Neha Wadekar, a multimedia journalist reporting across Africa and the Middle East. Her written and video work has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, CNN, Foreign Policy, TIME, Reuters and Quartz, among others. Neha has received fellowships from Type Investigations, the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting, the Groundtruth Project, the Overseas Press Club, the International Women’s Media Foundation, the United Nations Foundation and the Fuller Project for International Reporting.
Topics of discussion on today's episode include: Neha's reporting in Kenya (the link between child brides and climate change and the connection between the Trump Administration and dangerous abortion practices in Kenya); what it's like to work with interpreters and translators as a journalist; and how journalism can be used to empower the voiceless, particularly women.
DISCLAIMER: Unfortunately, we experienced some recording issues with this episode, which you may pick up on throughout the interview. We did our best to edit the most problematic sections of the episode, but do know that some some of the interview recorded out of sync. We were pretty disappointed by this but did not want you to miss out on Neha's incredible work!!
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