Conversation with Hopewell Chin’ono

The Jackson Institute for Global Affairs hosted a conversation with Hopewell Chin’ono, a Zimbabwean human rights activist, award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker on March 31. The event was co-sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

At the event, Chin’ono spoke about his exposure of corruption in Zimbabwe, the ruling government’s repeated detention of him and others seeking justice and share his ideas about how the international community and the Biden Administration can assist Zimbabweans.

In the past six months, Chin’ono was arrested three times and spent 81 days in prison. Chin’ono will also talk about his award-winning documentary film intended to combat the stigma mental health patients face in Zimbabwe and throughout Africa.

Hopewell is a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University – one of only 5 Zimbabwean journalists to have been awarded this prestigious Fellowship in journalism. He trained as a journalist at the Zimbabwean Institute of Mass Communications before attaining his first post-graduate Master of Arts degree in International Journalism from City University’s Journalism school in London. After graduating from City University, he worked with the BBC World Service as a freelance radio producer. In 2003, he returned to Zimbabwe to work for the BBC as a freelance correspondent.