Elizabeth is an avid traveller and loves to work on the road. She started her career working in media development in Sierra Leone, and eventually freelanced her way around East Africa. Since 2012, she has lived in three countries, reported from eight, and covered news in four Canadian provinces. Her travel blog, Elizabeth Around the World, has a global readership of more than 10,000 people, and chronicles her adventures as a journalist and female traveller.
OTHER TRAVEL WRITING
- Scaling Simien: Budget mountains for beginners in Africa – The Globe and Mail, Aug. 2015
- Lights, camera, action: Uganda’s film scene – British Airways High Life magazine, June 2015
- Five reasons to soul search in Campbell River, B.C. – National Observer, March 2016
Elizabeth has witnessed firsthand the devastating — and sometimes deadly — effects of media suppression in developing countries. Lack of resources, training and political co-operation plague reporters all over the world, and she has made it part of her mission to contribute to press freedom wherever she can.
In Sierra Leone, Elizabeth worked with Search for Common Ground and the Independent Radio Network to build the capacity of local radio stations by strengthening their online presence, offering social media workshops to staff, and developing a corporate strategy to resolve various ethical, technical, and production-related barriers.
As a recipient of the prestigious Aga Khan Foundation Canada YPM Fellowship, she later worked alongside top reporters at Nation Media Group in East Africa, and in 2015, lectured a class of journalism hopefuls at Moi University in Nairobi about the trials of being an international journalist.
Today, she is focused on media development at home in Canada, working with Indigenous reporters through Journalists for Human Rights, and providing workshops on tricks for investigating mis/disinformation online.
Feel free to contact her with any project or story she may be interested in.