Blogging Prizes Jury – 2015

We are delighted to introduce the Jury for the 2015 edition of the NUHA Blogging Prizes. They announced the winners on 14 December 2015. 

From left to right: Jazzmin Jiwa, Doriane Lacroix Tsarantanis and Hugo García Larriva

Jazzmin Jiwa

A British journalist, Jazzmin moved to Nairobi, Kenya, three years ago to tell stories on the African continent.

She worked as a producer for well-established media house Africa 24 Media, where she made films about Liberia’s former child soldiers, Rwandan genocide survivors and the impact of a youth-led protest that overthrew Burkina Faso’s president. Her documentary featuring an exclusive interview with Africa’s first female Head of State, President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, about the country’s recovery from civil war was nominated for Best Documentary at the Al Jazeera International Documentary Festival. Jazzmin is currently making an independent investigative documentary film about extremism in Kenya and Somalia.

Previously, Jazzmin presented current affairs programmes in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories for Press TV London and was a researcher on a six-part series about human trafficking for BBC World News.

Before transitioning into television and international affairs, she worked as a print journalist for regional newspapers in the UK, where she was as a reporter and news editor.

She is passionate about meeting new people, yoga and travelling.

Doriane Lacroix Tsarantanis

Born and raised in Athens, Doriane has been passionate about art history since her childhood. After pursuing legal studies in Paris (Panthéon-Assas), she began her career in the art market at Christie's auction house and is now an independent art professional.

Fond of literature and philosophy, curious and always eager to learn, Doriane has worked as a journalist, indulges in creative writing, embraces photography ( and actively supports non-profit organizations promoting arts, cultural projects and education.

Hugo García Larriva

Based out of Quito, Ecuador, Hugo is a lawyer specialised in complex litigation, domestic and international arbitration (commercial and investment matters) and public international law.

Prior to joining his current law firm, Corral Rosales Carmigniani Perez, he worked in the international arbitration group of an international law firm in Paris. Hugo previously served as Legal Advisor to the Attorney General Office of Ecuador (Unit of International Affairs and Arbitration), and as Director and Deputy Director of the leading Centres of Arbitration and Mediation in Ecuador.

Hugo is also a Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Master Degree on International Litigation and Arbitration of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, and Director and General Editor of the Ecuadorian Arbitration Review and the Ecuadorian Arbitration Gazette.

Hugo is a graduate of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito and the University of Cambridge.


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