Fernanda Pesce

AFAR Contributor

Based in Mexico City, Fernanda Pesce Blazquez is a Spanish-Italian video journalist with The Associated Press.

Formerly based in Johannesburg, Pesce Blazquez covered some of the major international news in Sub Saharan Africa, documenting the death of the anti-apartheid stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, general elections in DR Congo and South Africa, the Ebola epidemic in Eastern DRC, a wave of xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg, the aftermath of Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique, as well as the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. In 2020, she produced and filmed a documentary on Covid-19 in South Africa for BBC Africa Eye.

As a freelance video journalist and cinematographer, she regularly contributed to AFP, CNN, BBC, TIME, AP, VICE News, amidst other international media outlets.

Pesce Blazquez is a 2018 Rory Peck Trust bursary recipient for the GJS Hostile Environment and First Aid Training (HEFAT) in Nairobi, Kenya.

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