Resource August 16, 2018

Meet the Journalist: Deborah Bloom

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Phyllis Omido stands next to a child's grave in Owino Uhuru, a village plagued with lead exposure due to an unregulated smelter in operation from 2007-2014. Image by Goldman Environmental Prize, 2015.
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For the past several months, ever since the attempted kidnapping of her young son, Kenyan...

Image by Deborah Bloom. Kenya, 2018.
Image by Deborah Bloom. Kenya, 2018.

Deborah Bloom is a freelance journalist based in Atlanta, Georgia. She covers stories about culture, gender and the environment, and her work has appeared in CNN, Voice of America, Agence France-Presse, and others.

Her story chronicles Kenyan activist Phyllis Omido's dangerous fight against industrial pollution and its effects on a densely populated village outside Mombasa. It was published on World Environment Day: June 5, 2018.

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