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Sophie Mbugua


Sophie is a multimedia science journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya. She has been freelancing since 2014. Prior to that she worked as a studio technician and creative producer at Radio Waumini in Kenya. 

Since 2014, she has covered environment and biodiversity issues, climate change, energy, health and agriculture issues in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has published widely with both local and international media including BBC Science in, IRIN News, AAAS ScienceScidev.NetThomson Reuters Foundation, the Nation Media Group, the Mail&Guardian, and The Star newspaper in Kenya.

Sophie was a 2015 fellow with the French Media for Cooperation. In 2016 she was the Cross Border reporting fellow in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda with the International Women Media Foundation. She is also a 2016 Cohort 4 mentor at the YALI Regional Leadership Centre, East Africa. 

Sophie has covered international conferences on climate change, most notably, the 21st UNFCCC Conference of the parties (COP21) in Paris.

She holds a degree in communication from St Paul’s University Kenya.

Area of Environmental Journalism Interest
Agriculture, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Cities, Environmental Health, Oceans, Policy, Program Updates, Journalism Skills
Additional Areas of Environmental Journalism Interest
Deep sea mining, Renewable energy,

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