Christina Goldbaum is an award-winning independent reporter and visual journalist based in East Africa and working across the continent. She covers U.S. foreign policy and national security as well as terrorism, human rights, humanitarian crises, conflict, and the occasional coup. Christina won the Livingston Award for International Reporting in 2018; she was short listed for the One World Media Awards "New Voice" Award in 2018 and the One World Media Awards "Women's Rights Reporting" Award in 2017; she is a grantee of The Fund for Investigative Journalism; and her reporting from Somalia has been raised in two congressional hearings. She works in print, still photography, and television.
Christina's byline has appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Policy Magazine, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Daily Beast, Quartz, IRIN News, The Christian Science Monitor, VICE News, OZY Magazine, and others; she has produced and/or shot TV News and documentaries for Netflix, PBS Newshour, VICE News Tonight and VICE Weekly on HBO, Agence France-Presse, and AJ+ among others; and she has appeared on Democracy Now!, France 24, and i24 News. Throughout all of Christina's work, her goal remains the same: to hold those in power to account and to tell the narrative stories that break down the barriers and bridge the divides between people.
Originally from Washington D.C., she holds a B.A. in political science from Tufts University where she studied journalism in the university's Program for Narrative and Documentary Practice directed by VII Photo Agency co-founder Gary Knight. While based in New England, Christina conducted investigative research across Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America in conjunction with the Institute for Global Leadership. From Boston she moved to South Africa where she reported for Independent Papers in Cape Town, later returning to East Africa as an independent journalist.