Fellows & Editors

 

Andrew Meldrum

Trip:
Rwanda 2011
Affiliation:
GlobalPost
Country:
Rwanda
Year:
2011

Andrew Meldrum is the deputy managing editor and Africa editor for GlobalPost in Boston. He commissions and edits articles on Africa and international commentary, and writes columns and the Africa Emerging blog. From 1980 to 2003 he was based in Zimbabwe, and reported for The Guardian, The Economist, Agence France-Presse, the Voice of America, The New York Times and other news organizations. In 2003 the government of President Robert Mugabe objected to his reporting and he was beaten, jailed and put on trial. He was acquitted but illegally expelled from Zimbabwe in 2003. Meldrum continued to report on Africa from South Africa. He got his start in journalism at two local papers in Ohio. He is the author of “Where We Have Hope, a Memoir of Zimbabwe.” He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University from 2007 to 2008. He holds an M.A. from Columbia University Journalism School and a B.A. from Middlebury College.

Stories

  • Rwanda Journalists Under Threat

    Rwandan news hawkers sell paper in downtown Kigali on December 18, 2011.Photo: Steve Terrill/GlobalPostRwanda Journalists Under ThreatSporting a hat at a jaunty angle and a winning smile, Fred Mwasa is very much...

  • Betting on Economic Growth

    Kigali is developing rapidly and entire regions are under construction.Photo: Steve Terrill/GlobalPostBetting on economic growth The two-year-old stock market in this small central African backwater is not exactly bustling with...

  • Gorillas in Our Midst

    Rwanda's Volcano National Park offers close encounters with critically endangered mountain gorillas. Here a male silverback in the park.Photo: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images Gorillas in our midstPushing aside a big...

  • Rwanda’s Bright Future Tainted by Tragic Past

    Musicians and dancers perform traditional numbers for Kwita Izina, the annual gorilla naming ceremony. Mountain gorillas are at the center of the Rwandan tourism industry.Photo: Steve Terrill/GlobalPost Construction cranes bristle...

  • Rwanda Now

    One of Africa's most dynamic countries is also its most haunted. Rwanda is working to overcome the 1994 genocide. Its economy is fast-growing and it has very little corruption. But President Paul Kagame's...

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