Manuela Despointes

Photojournalist - film director

Manuela Despointes specializes on children’s issues around the world and recently has made videos for UNICEF on child rights, the plight of child Rohingya refugees and the impact of climate change on young people.

Manuela began her journalism career more than 25 years ago in France, where she covered social and international stories and features. She subsequently spent five years working at a Paris radio station, covering conflicts around the world and filing reports on global humanitarian crises.

Manuela has also worked as the correspondent in Argentina for le Figaro, the head producer in the Democratic Republic of Congo for Radio Okapi (Monuc) and as a radio trainer in Afghanistan and Africa.