Laurence Ivil

Germany

Biography

Laurence is a freelance multimedia journalist, producer and engagement consultant based in Berlin.

He has worked on a wide variety of stories and media projects including; managing a team of over 30 journalists covering the Nigerian national elections; the creation of “Dementia Diaries” – a national series of audio diaries documenting the day-to-day lives of people living with dementia; and award-winning coverage of the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone. Laurence specialises in engagement practices that incorporate SMS, WhatsApp and more traditional communications methods to create more inclusive and ethical media environments.

Laurence’s stories and contributions have featured online (the Guardian, Le Parisien, the Mirror) in print (New Internationalist), on the radio (CBC, BBC World Service) and on television (BBC World News TV & Channel 4 News).

Laurence holds an MA in Global Digital Cultures and International Development from the SOAS, University of London.

Funded project

Medicine and motherhood in crisis

This investigation will provide context to high maternal & infant mortality rates in Sierra Leone. We explore the legacy of the Ebola epidemic, its impact on the country’s health system and what this means for new & expectant mothers.