Based in Kampala, Uganda, Lydia is Africa editor for openDemocracy’s 50.50 team. An investigative and data journalist and editor, she is particularly interested in African feminist movement building and the continent’s ebbing democracy. She has worked as a freelance editor, reporter, data consultant and documentary producer for a variety of news organisations in Africa and internationally, including Al Jazeera, the BBC, The Continent, The New York Times, Quartz Africa and Reuters. Follow her on Twitter (@namlyd). Contact her at: [email protected]
Published in: 50.50: AnalysisWhat might the US be like post-Roe v Wade? Look at present-day Nigeria
In Nigeria, which has the world's second-highest maternal death rate, abortions carry jail terms of up to 14 years
Published in: 50.50: NewsHomophobic petition defending PSG footballer is pulled – after 50,000 sign
The petition for Idrissa Gueye, who opted out of an anti-homophobia match in France, is deemed ‘hate speech’
Published in: 50.50: FeatureThe media disinformation campaign against Ghana’s queer community
Ghanaian journalists are driving an anti-LGBTIQ campaign that could result in one of the world’s harshest homophobic laws
Published in: 50.50: InvestigationHospitals across East Africa offer controversial anti-gay counselling
Six-month openDemocracy investigation reveals ‘degrading and discriminatory’ treatment at health centres in Kenya,...
Published in: 50.50: OpinionThe media must not give African leaders platforms to spout homophobia – it only helps their populism
Covering gay rights in Africa is hard work, for both local and international journalists. CNN’s Christiane Amanpour...
Published in: 50.50Nous recrutons des correspondants en Mésoamérique et en Afrique de l'Ouest francophone
Postulez pour rejoindre l’équipe de journalisme feministe d’investigation engagée suite aux réactions contre les...