Christina Stucky

Christina Stucky has been a journalist since 1986. She has worked in Switzerland, the United States, the Czech Republic and, since January 1994, in South Africa. Based in Johannesburg, she worked for The Star newspaper during the country’s first democratic elections in 1994 and was the sub-Saharan Africa stringer for the Swiss weekly newspaper, Die Weltwoche, for which she travelled to Rwanda and Burundi in 1994. In June 1995 she joined The Sunday Independent shortly before the paper‘s launch. During this time she was the winner of and runner-up for a number of awards, including the Courageous Journalism Award of the Ruth First Memorial Trust. In 1998 she was the launch editor of Reconstruct, an award-winning weekly supplement on development issues which appeared in The Sunday Independent until the end of 2000. From December 2000 until March 2003 she was the southern Africa correspondent for Switzerland‘s leading daily newspaper, Neue Zuercher Zeitung (NZZ) and its Sunday edition, NZZ am Sonntag. In 2002 and 2003, she was the chairperson of the Foreign Correspondents Association of Southern Africa. In addition to her freelance writing for a variety of South African and foreign publications, she also works as a media trainer. Among the courses she has taught are: reporting on HIV/Aids, reporting on poverty, news feature writing, basic reporting and interviewing, and „train the trainer“ courses as well as „handling the media“ workshops for NGOs. She has published an essay in Soweto Inside Out (Penguin) and poetry in Bohemian Verses (Modra Musa Publishers). Christina Stucky was born and raised in Switzerland and is fluent in English and German.

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Tel: 011-880 1097
Cell: 083 460 6454