Elsabet Samuel Tadesse

Knight International Journalism Fellow, Ethiopia

Knight International Journalism Fellow Elsabet Samuel Tadesse is a broadcast journalist and media trainer based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. For the past three years, she has spearheaded efforts to improve health coverage at major news organizations in Ethiopia and build a vibrant community of health journalists.

Prior to the fellowship, she worked as a senior producer for the BBC World Service Trust in Ethiopia. And before that, she worked for Panos Ethiopia as radio coordinator for gender and HIV programs.

She also has been a producer for the state-owned broadcast agency in Ethiopia, ERTV, and has served as a communications consultant to the International Organization for Migration. She has conducted media training courses on a wide range of health topics, including reproductive health, HIV and AIDS, and gender-related violence.