Jessica Hatcher-Moore a journalist and author. Her writing has attracted multiple accolades, including a fellowship at the International Women’s Media Foundation, a Pulitzer grant for her work on oil politics in Northern Kenya, and the Frontline Club and One World Media awards for her work on human rights.
Born and educated in Shropshire, she graduated from Oxford University and worked in TV and newspapers for five years, before moving to Nairobi to cover humanitarian crises and civil wars. Her stories captured the harsh realities of daily life for women in conflict, focusing on gender-based violence, women's rights, and global health issues, and featured regularly in the Guardian and the Times, and magazines including New Statesman and TIME. Newsweek Insights published her account of the people of the Turkana Basin, ROBBING THE CRADLE OF MANKIND, and her narrative piece MURDER IN BURUNDI, an investigation into the murder of three Italian nuns, was a Guardian Long Read in 2016, and won the Frontline Club's 2017 print award. The judges called it: "a remarkable piece of reportage... an amazingly well-told story, as chillingly suspenseful as it is persuasive... Journalism at its finest, proof of the power of the truth in the face of tyranny and injustice." Her article for National Geographic about the first women to join a Congolese paramilitary outfit in the DRC is currently being developed as a feature film.
She is active on social media and is a passionate advocate for equal rights, and has featured live on global news channels and spoken at the Royal Geographic Society in London. She is currently working on her first full length book.
She met her husband, a photojournalist, while covering the war in Mogadishu, Somalia. They live with their son in North Wales.
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