Nicola Kelly has reported for BBC Radio 4's flagship 'From Our Own Correspondent' and World Service programmes 'Newshour', 'Newsday', 'World Update', 'World Business Report' and 'Focus on Africa'. Field report and produce mixed packages, interview, dispatches, live and pre-recorded two-ways. London-based, available for commissions. Experience working in Turkey, Lebanon, France, Italy and Brussels. Background in media management and strategic communications for the British Government (Foreign Office and Home Office) and the international NGO sector.
A live two-way for the BBC World Service flagship morning programme ‘Newsday’ on the khat industry. This illustrated interview covers the impact the ban in the UK has had on trade in khat-producing countries and the growth in the underground market among the Diaspora community in East London.
BBC Magazine article on migration from Senegal to Europe. This piece is the script featured on 'From Our Own Correspondent'. Fed up with the lack of opportunities at home, the majority of young people in Senegal dream of emigrating, even though the route to Europe is fraught with danger. Will new courses to teach them skills - such as DJ-ing - be enough to stop them leaving?
From Nepal to Syria. That's the route girls as young as 7 are now taking, exploited by human trafficking networks. Most of the girls were orphaned in last year's earthquake and they are now seeking 'the golden dream': earning a lot of money working in a mansion in the Middle East. When they arrive in Syria, they are sold to brothels and dance bars, their passports confiscated, unable to return home. This report ran on Newshour, Newsday, World Update and was pick of the day for the World Service's Global Update podcast.