Willy Lowry

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Arusha, Tanzania

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Willy has worked for:
English to Africa Service, Voice of America VOA - Africa Service Arrow Electronics

Willy Lowry

Willy Lowry is a Canadian journalist currently based in Arusha, Tanzania. His work appears in The New York Times, Fusion and CBC. He's also appeared on CNN and BBC. As a video journalist, he shoots, writes and edits his own stories. He started his career in Beirut, Lebanon writing for the The Daily Star and online for NOW Lebanon. In 2009 he travelled to Palestine, where he worked with Canadian Filmmakers Elle Flanders and Tamira Sawatzky on Road Movie. The film chronicled the tensions between Israel and Palestine by showing the areas divided infrastructure. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. From 2011 to 2015 he worked as a radio and television journalist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in Montreal. He covered everything from provincial elections to the Lac-Megantic train derailment, which killed 47 people.



The Hadzabe are the last hunter gatherer tribe in Tanzania. They've turned to carbon offsets to help save their forests.


A video I made looking into the illegal practice of dynamite fishing in Tanzania.


An article I wrote for The New York Times on bombings in Zanzibar in the wake of Tanzania's general elections in the fall of 2015.


A story my partner and I did on a Tanzanian startup using drones to save Elephants.


This is a story I did for CBC's The National on refugees from Burundi stranded on a remote beach in Tanzania.

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