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Award-winning international journalist Nadine Drummond embodies journalistic integrity, skill and delivery making her a beacon in British broadcasting

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Nadine Drummond is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker who uses her skills to shine a light in very dark places.

She is the Communications and Engagement consultant for the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner in Southern Africa where she is developing the media and content strategy for 14 African countries.

Nadine was the only international journalist reporting from Yemen during the height of the conflict in 2017-2018. Her work actively destabilized the Saudi and Emirati led coalition’s narrative, which helped halt ground incursions and bombing attacks on civilian populations that saved the lives of tens of thousands of people.

A London native with Jamaican roots, Nadine learned how to judge herself by her own standards and never take no for an answer. She graduated from the University of Cambridge with a law degree and won an academic scholarship to the University of Miami where she earned her master’s in communications.

Nadine excelled in the media markets of South Florida being nominated for local Emmy Awards and jumped to CNN in 2008 where she created digital content for the inauguration of America’s first Black President, Barack Obama.

Nadine at CNN

In 2011 she moved across the world to Al Jazeera’s Head Quarters in Doha. There she worked as part of teams that won Peabody Awards for coverage of the Arab Spring and the Huffington Post Game Changer Award for Innovation in news. In her final year at the network, Nadine was the lead producer on the coverage of Nigeria’s historic handover of power in 2015.

Once she developed the skills needed to set up her own production company, Nadine moved to Ethiopia in 2016 and produced and directed a feature-length film on the Caribbean Rastafarian community.

Nadine’s creative talents garnered the attention of Oxfam where she was invited to make a film on the relationship between rape and war in the Central African Republic, Libya and South Sudan. It has since been used at high-level global meetings by the African Union and the European Union to encourage countries to sign and ratify the Arms Trade Treaty.

Thereafter, Nadine was invited to direct media and communications for one of Sheikha Moza’s (Queen mother and former Queen of Qatar) entities where she led the programme that repatriated child soldiers from Yemen back home to South Sudan….then the UN came calling.

Nadine still writes about the issues she cares about and uses her entire skillset to change the corner of the world she is in.

NADINE IN ACTION

Nadine is available to host in-person and digital events on topics including:

  • Film & Television
  • Music
  • Politics
  • International race relations
  • Diversity
  • Social Justice
  • Journalism and the media

If you’d like to book her, please contact Juanita @ TGRG 0203 375 6024 or artists@tgrg.co.uk