Elizia Volkmann

Elizia Volkmann

Leeds, United Kingdom


Available: Yes


Elizia Volkmann

CURRENTLY IN LONDON and North of England, as well as covering my usual North Africa beat, be available for comment and opinion on Tunisia, Libya, Islamist Terrorism in the region & women's rights issues.

I am currently working on the following stories for articles and video reports: 
Tainted Blood - September 12th will see an all party meeting to discuss the Public Enquiry into the contaminated blood products scandal.  
Hate Crime, specifically against muslim women in the UK
Child care failures in London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Refugee lives and entrepreneurs in the UK 

Specialist MENA based Multi-lingual journalist, photograph and video reporter supplying to media channels such as Al Jazeera, Middle East Eye, Former News Editor of Tunisia Live. 
(I speak: English, French, Spanish & basic Tunisian Arabic)
Please note for ease of contact for crisis reporting, can you contact me via SMS, Whatsapp,  as emails can go unnoticed as I receive so many and I don't get alerts whereas other apps will ping me.

SKILLS

 

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Saleh Othman and his family: a family living on the edge of starvation. Their home is a single dusty room, they are unable to afford their children's asthma and allergy medication or school books.


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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20170510083407696

Law Students in Tunisia found their protests over changes in the training system to become judges was met with violent suppression by police and aggression from government. University World News, Africa I also covered this story in live in Periscope live broadcasts.


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http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=201510061522270&query=libya

Extended investigation into the state of Libya's higher education that has been decimated by civil war for University World News Africa


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One black woman speaks up about the on-street racial abuse in Tunis, capital of Tunisia. News item for Tunisia Live


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A two year abandoned son of a Tunisian ISIS fighter is stranded in a jail in western Libya. Libyan authorities are willing to release the child to his grandfather but Tunisia's government is resistant to the child's return. News report for Tunisia Live


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http://www.tunisia-live.net/2016/09/07/ugtt-warn-that-ben-guerdane-protests-risk-isis-infiltration/

Ben Guerdane is a gateway town for smugglers and terrorists, dogged by underdevelopment and poverty. For Tunisia Live


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House Arrest is one of the wide reaching powers employed by the Tunisian Government under the continuing state of Emergency to allegedly counter the threat of terrorism,however, UNHCR special rapporteur named this as one of Tunisia's principle human rights failings. Other experts suggest is it is a driver for radicalisation rather than a means to protect the nation. With an interview with a subject of house arrest, and experts in Human Rights the article examines the problem in depth.


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Factory workers in Marrakech, Morocco making polo tops for Lacoste


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