Mélanie Gouby

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Mélanie Gouby is a freelance journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya.[1] A writer and video producer, she covers East and Central Africa for the French newspaper Le Figaro, and contributes to The Associated Press,[2] Newsweek,[3] France 24[4] and Vice,[5] among others.


From 2011 to 2014, Gouby lived in Goma, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where she covered the rise and fall of the M23 rebellion in Congo’s protracted war. She earned international recognition for her investigation into the British oil company Soco International’s activities in the Virunga National Park,[6] featured in the Oscar-nominated documentary Virunga.[7][8]


  1. ^ "About". Mélanie Gouby. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  2. ^ "MELANIE GOUBY". bigstory.ap.org. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  3. ^ "Melanie Gouby". Newsweek. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  4. ^ "Mélanie gouby". France 24. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  5. ^ "Melanie Gouby | VICE News". VICE News. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  6. ^ "Frontline Club". www.frontlineclub.com. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  7. ^ "Days after shooting, 'Virunga' debuts at Tribeca". Mail Online. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
  8. ^ "Mélanie Gouby: 'Virunga Is the Only Hope Eastern Congo Has Had in Decades'". The Huffington Post. 2015-05-26. Retrieved 2016-04-19.