Gaia Manco

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Johannesburg, South Africa

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Gaia Manco

I am a multimedia multilingual journalist.
Every day I juggle between at least three languages and three media to find the best way to tell stories.
I enjoy researching international news and finding the human interest behind events and figures. I write articles and produce video and audio reports about society, development, culture, science, healthcare, international affairs, crime and much more.
Media I worked with include: BBC, Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle, WDR, DRadio, Global Times, Daily Maverick.
Italian by birth, I've just moved from Germany to South Africa and I spend as much time as I can in China to practice my accent. Maybe we have met in Accra, Paris, Beijing or Maputo: I am ready to follow stories worldwide.
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South African Masandre Ntshanga has been disillusioned with his home country for a while. The 29-year-old author channeled his frustrations into creating a gripping novel. "The Reactive" is about three young friends in Cape Town dealing with unemployment, disease and substance abuse. In an interview, Ntshanga talks about what it's like growing up in urban South Africa.


On the streets of Cologne


Get futuristic in Africa! (Radio)


Pulse: Uniting black and white South Africans through 'living books' | DW.COM Maia Marie wants to end the separation between black and white people in South Africa, even 20 years after the end of Apartheid. So she created "The Mobile Living Library"

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