BIO

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Jane Labous is an award-winning British writer, journalist and broadcaster, known for her world-class writing focusing on the most compelling human stories.

 

Jane has covered human rights and humanitarian issues, international development and human stories for international media including the BBC, Voice of America, The Independent, the UN and The LA Times. Her radio documentaries have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and you can hear her regular despatches on BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent.

 

Jane also writes, produces and directs short documentaries. In 2019 she was awarded an E19,000 grant by the European Journalism Centre for her subsequently award-winning multi-media documentary project, Angels. 

Jane has consulted for Save The Children, Plan UK, Plan International, Hellenic Rescue Team, World Health Organisation, Care International, RNLI International and Amnesty International. She was delighted to join Plan International's global press team in September 2021, and now covers West & Central Africa and Asia Pacific for Plan.

Jane's debut literary fiction novel, The Chameleon Girl, is published in Nigeria in April 2022, by Farafina Books.

 

Jane has just finished a thriller entitled, The Lusenka Files, set in Cornwall and Lusenka. She is now writing another thriller, entitled, Past Participle.

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Training

Hostile Environments & Emergency First Aid  


International Location Safety

Hostile Environments & Emergency First Aid  


Centurion

Child Protection In Emergencies


Plan International

MA Hons in English and Modern Languages (French)


Jesus College, University of Oxford

Awards

“Merck More than a Mother” ‘Media Recognition & Film Award 2019 in ‘Film Category’ for French-Speaking African Countries, for Angels

2020

European Journalism Centre Development Reporting Grant


E19,000, 2018

BBC Radio 4 & Royal Geographical Society Documentary Award


2011

Guardian Development Journalism Prize Winner


2009

St Lucia Travel Awards, Travel Writer of The Year


2007

You Are Not Alone (2019) toured the film festival circuit between 2019 and 2021


2019 - 2021

BEST DOCUMENTARY - Southampton Film Week
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Worldwide Womens Fi
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Southampton Film We
SEMI-FINALIST - Dumbo Film Festival - 20
OFFICIALSELECTION-Saint-PetersburgIntern
OFFICIAL SELECTION - West African Film F
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Mediterranean Film
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Evolution Mallorca

Cinderellas long-listed for One World Media Award


2016 

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