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Aida Grovestins

I am a freelance multimedia journalist and filmmaker with an eye for news and a special focus on Africa and Europe. I am based in Dakar, Senegal, from where I cover mainly West-Africa. I am skilled in producing, reporting, filming, writing and editing. I can make audio and video for broadcast or the web to a very high standard. I also shoot my own photographs. I have an extensive knowledge of the region and good contacts.

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Trailer of my documentary film 'Quitte le Pouvoir', 2014, '46 Synopsis: The film follows 'Y'en a marre' ('We're Fed Up'), a collective of rappers and journalists, that mobilizes the Senegalese youth to register and vote Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade out of power in the 2012 elections. In 2011 Senegal’s President Abdoulaye Wade declares that he will run for a third term in the elections. Knowing full well that the Consitution does not allow it. ‘Y’en a marre’ (Fed Up’) is founded that same year. Using music and door-to-door campaigns, ‘Y’en a marre’ calls upon the youth to engage politically and demonstrate against Wade’s candidacy.

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Published by Winq Magazine. Gays in Senegal can get free HIV tests at Dutch residency in Dakar on World AIDS Day, 2014

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Photo published by Al Jazeera English


Shot for Human Rights Watch in Senegal. Start of the Habré Trial in Dakar in July 2015


Produced, shot and edited for IRIN News' multimedia series on Forgotten Conflicts


Shot this video for Reuters. Senegalese risking their lives in migrant exodus despite stability at home.


co-produced and shot this video for IRIN News. The Gravedigger and the President. Clement Abaifouta, 55, has been waiting nearly 25 years to put one question to Hissène Habré, the former president of Chad: “Why did you arrest me?”


Videographer and co-producer of longform on FGM in Senegal for Al Jazeera English - Interactive. Activists in the West-African country of Senegal raise awareness among children and adults about risks of centuries-old tradition.

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