Storytelling from around the world
Angela is an award-winning journalist, documentary maker and communications consultant. She has reported from more than fifty countries for the BBC, the Guardian, Le Monde diplomatique, Comic Relief and many other media organisations, foundations and charities. Scroll down for a selection of her stories.
Just one inch of water
Audio and photo assignment for Bangladesh's Centre for Injury Prevention and Research reporting on their initiatives to prevent children drowning in rural Bangladesh. Angela's story was carried by BBC Health Check.
A Stitch for Syria
Thousands have fled Syria as a result of the violence which has spread to neighbouring countries. This report for BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour and short film tell the stories of Syrian refugees and Lebanese women in Tripoli who are trying to reduce sectarian tensions between families in their neighbourhoods. A collaboration with the charity, Concern.
Sierra Leone: revenge and reconciliation
They were murderers, rapists, torturers, butchers and their victims in Sierra Leone’s civil war. Now – for the moment, since diamond-funded conflict and chaos could return at any time – they try to fight in less destructive ways and resume the real lives they can barely remember. Angela's feature for Le Monde diplomatique was the winner of the Natali Lorenzo Prize for Journalism. Her BBC documentary of the story, Freetown Rap, was broadcast on the World Service.
Writing the World Backwards
Short documentary film about the life story of artist Lorna Collins.
The village where half the people are at risk of blindness
During the nine years of the Vietnam War the US dropped more cluster bombs on neighbouring Laos than it did world wide during the whole of World War Two. With the global increase in the demand for steel, led largely by Chinese expansion, this has driven up the price of scrap metal and unexploded ordinance is now a very valuable asset. In this article for Le Monde diplomatique and in an accompanying documentary for the BBC World Service Angela Robson travelled around the province of Xieng Khoang, where scrap metal yards have become the new fields of gold.