Irene Zih Fon is a freelance journalist and writer with a passion for reporting across multimedia platforms. Her journey as a journalist began in 2004 when she started working full time for Radio Veritas and wrote articles for the Newspaper section, L'Effort Cameroonais, both located in Douala, Cameroon. Her interest in video was also evident at that point, as she enrolled for video training at the video production unit of the company.
After several years of work experience, during which she had moved from entry level to staff position, she pursued an urge for career growth in 2008 by freelancing for some media organizations, both locally and abroad. From Entrepreneur News and Presse de la Nation to Africanews and VOA, she has reported news on business, women's issues, arts and culture, health, as well as humanitarian issues and religion.
Irene joined GPI with a zeal for solution-based reporting, which characterizes the organization's editorial policy. She was aware that journalism was not just about reporting events, but more importantly about telling stories that reflect social issues and provoke social change.
With an educational background in English, drama and theater arts, and a long-term exposure to the arts, she has extended her passion for writing towards creative writing. She also flexes her writing muscles in copywriting, to both meet the writing needs of small businesses and organizations, as well as fulfill her flair for business communication. She has obtained certifications in radio scriptwriting, documentary filmmaking and ICT journalism.