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Calvin Manika

Hwange, Zimbabwe
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Pollution
  • Health
  • Policy
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Natural Disasters
  • Wildlife Trafficking

Calvin Manika is a Zimbabwean journalist with 5 years reporting experience in environment, biodiversity conservation, climate change, and health issues. Calvin is based in Hwange, northwest of Zimbabwe, a marginalized community and home to various tribes and indigenous people, his work covers and reflects the lives of marginalized communities, children, women and indigenous communities.  In the past 5 years Calvin Manika has won various awards in environment, investigative and entrepreneurship journalism. Calvin is a fellow for the African Conservation Journalism Program run by Spaces for Giants, and a Thomas Reuters 2022 Cohort Investigative Journalism member on Illicit Financial Flows in Africa. He contributes to Al Jazeera English, Independent (UK), the Continent (Mail and Guardian), Green Business Gazette and local media houses. Calvin recently got a job at The Citizen Bulletin - a local hyper local media outlet covering the marginalized areas of Matabeleland Region in Zimbabwe, he will work as an Environmental Reporter and a Corp Member for Report for The World - Ground Truth Project. He studied Media Studies at university and is currently waiting for the response for his Masters degree proposal – Masters of Science in Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sustainability. Calvin is one of the investigative journalists with stories that has impacted communities. His recent story on the invasion of wetlands in Ramsar sites around Zimbabwe opened a can of worms.

Calvin Manika

Hwange, Zimbabwe
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Pollution
  • Health
  • Policy
  • Energy
  • Forests
  • Natural Disasters
  • Wildlife Trafficking

Calvin Manika is a Zimbabwean journalist with 5 years reporting experience in environment, biodiversity conservation, climate change, and health issues. Calvin is based in Hwange, northwest of Zimbabwe, a marginalized community and home to various tribes and indigenous people, his work covers and reflects the lives of marginalized communities, children, women and indigenous communities.  In the past 5 years Calvin Manika has won various awards in environment, investigative and entrepreneurship journalism. Calvin is a fellow for the African Conservation Journalism Program run by Spaces for Giants, and a Thomas Reuters 2022 Cohort Investigative Journalism member on Illicit Financial Flows in Africa. He contributes to Al Jazeera English, Independent (UK), the Continent (Mail and Guardian), Green Business Gazette and local media houses. Calvin recently got a job at The Citizen Bulletin - a local hyper local media outlet covering the marginalized areas of Matabeleland Region in Zimbabwe, he will work as an Environmental Reporter and a Corp Member for Report for The World - Ground Truth Project. He studied Media Studies at university and is currently waiting for the response for his Masters degree proposal – Masters of Science in Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sustainability. Calvin is one of the investigative journalists with stories that has impacted communities. His recent story on the invasion of wetlands in Ramsar sites around Zimbabwe opened a can of worms.