Jina Moore has reported from more than 30 countries around the world, for magazines, newspapers and radio. Based for the last decade in East Africa, she has been the East Africa Bureau Chief for the New York Times, the inaugural Global Women’s Rights reporter for BuzzFeed News, and, as an independent journalist, a contributor to The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Boston Review, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, Christian Science Monitor, and BBC’s The World. For her groundbreaking reporting from Liberia on Ebola, she was shortlisted as International Journalist of the Year by the ONE Media Awards, among Britain’s top journalism honors.
She strives in her work to center ordinary people as experts on the policies and power structures that affect them, and to amplify the voices of non-Western scholars, artists, activists, jurists, and historians. Her journalism has been honored with many awards, including the Elizabeth Neuffer Gold Medal, from the United Nations Correspondents Association, and a Fulbright Fellowship. A 2009 Ochberg Fellow of the Dart Center on Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University, Jina now leads a regional initiative to support East African reporters in trauma journalism.