Amanda Fisher

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Nairobi, Kenya


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Amanda Fisher

Amanda Fisher is an award-winning journalist and photographer based in Nairobi, Kenya. She writes primarily feature articles on a range of topics like women's rights, humanitarian issues and conservation, for a number of publications including Al Jazeera, Thomson Reuters and Middle East Eye, having spent her first freelance year covering the Middle East. Prior to that she worked at a number of national daily newspapers and broadcasters, including the Dominion Post (New Zealand), The Philippine Star (the Philippines), Radio New Zealand (New Zealand) and the Khaleej Times (UAE).

She has an LLB (Otago University) and a Graduate Diploma in Journalism (Massey University).

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English


The world's first albinism pageant took place in Nairobi, trying to promote inclusion of people with albinism and counter the deadly stigma. Words and photos.


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Radio, photograph and text piece on adopting orphans in the UAE.


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Taking back the reins: Dubai’s female bikers in control #Women A Yemeni, an Iranian and a British woman explain the pull of the open road on the back of a Harley as part of a new group of convention-defying bikers Photos and text.


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'This is daily life' in Shatila refugee camp Guesthouse gives outsiders a glimpse of what life is like inside an overcrowded Palestinian camp in Beirut. Photos and text.


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Adopting orphans and breaking taboos in Dubai With marriage rates falling, some single women in the UAE have begun to adopt children, despite society's reservations. Photos and text.


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Kenya: Boxing for change The Olympic sport is offering an alternative to impoverished kids in Nairobi.


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