- Trip: Fellows Fall 2007
- Affiliation during program: Freelance Print, Mexico City
- Country: Tanzania & Kenya
- Year: 2007
Eliza Barclay is a writer, multimedia producer, and photojournalist. Currently based in Washington, DC, she frequently travels to Latin America and East Africa to report on a range of issues including public health, the environment, immigration, economic development and food. For three years she was based in Mexico City, first as a correspondent for United Press International and then as a freelancer. She has written for The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Geographic News, The Lancet and many other publications. In addition to the IRP, she has received fellowships from the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, and the EcoHealth prize from the World Federation of Science Journalists. She was shortlisted for the 2009 Amnesty International Media Award for human rights reporting in the new media category. She has also trained and mentored African journalists on covering HIV/AIDS with the media development organization Internews. Her recent work can be found at www.elizabarclay.com.
Pemba, Zanzibar – For years, Salim Haji was told by government officials and international groups that his methods of fishing were destroying the coral and weren’t sustainable.