• Janna Hamilton

  • Telling people's stories

    I became a journalist to tell people's stories. For the past 12 years I have worked as a journalist and communications officer in New Zealand, East Africa, South East Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific, specializing in media and communications for the United Nations and humanitarian agencies including UNEP, Oxfam, Red Cross and the Himalayan Trust.


    As a journalist in New Zealand and Cambodia, I reported on daily news, sport and business for print and radio, as well as writing travel and adventure sports features for New Zealand newspapers and magazines. Below is a small sample of some of the extraordinary people I've met and adventures I've had along the way.

    Syria crisis

    A selection of interviews with New Zealand media including TVNZ's One News, 3 News, Radio New Zealand and The New Zealand Herald.

    East Africa drought

    A selection of media interviews from Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp in 2011 including BBC World, TV3's Campbell Live, the Dominion Post, NZ Herald and Radio New Zealand.

    Somalia photo exhibition

    Project management of Somalia: a different perspective, a photo exhibition by photographer Petterik Wiggers that was presented at the UK Parliament and the African Union, Addis Ababa. Photo: Petterik Wiggers

    Opinion pieces

    We can't let ISIS win the publicity war

    New Zealand Herald, November 23, 2015


    World must wake up to injustice of famine

    New Zealand Herald, August 13, 2011


    A selection of blogs from Oxfam emergency responses.


    Oxfam in Samoa

    Kiwi farming couple, Heather and Craig Millar, travel with Oxfam and TV3's Campbell Live programme to see how their Oxfam Unwrapped gifts are helping create opportunities in niche organic farming for rural Samoans.

  • Travel features

    Travel feature on celebrity TV presenter and Chef Al Brown's Ready for the Wild corprate challenge weekends in the luxury of Poronui wilderness retreat.

    New Zealand Herald, travel section, Sept 2010

    The misadventures of doubling on a dirt-bike for 12 days in Cambodia's nothern provinces.

    Phnom Penh Post, March, 2005


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