Linus Unah

Linus Unah

Class of 2023

Linus Unah is a second-year documentary student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. His stories have appeared in Mongabay, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, National Public Radio, Devex, The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN News), The Christian Science Monitor, and several others.  He most recently worked as the West Africa Representative for San Francisco-headquartered WildAid, an international wildlife conservation nonprofit, where he assisted in producing wildlife documentaries, short-form videos, TV and radio series.


  • University of Nigeria, B.A. Mass Communication

  • Anadolu Agency News Academy, Certificate in Conflict Reporting & Digital Journalism 2019


  • WildAid, Wildlife Video Production Intern (Feb. 2022-Jun. 2022)

  • WildAid, West Africa Representative (Jun. 2020 - Aug. 2021)

  • Youth Journalism International, Associate Editor (Oct. 2013 - Aug. 2021)

  • Fourth Estate Public Corporation, Editorial Intern (Aug. 2016 to Mar. 2017)


  • Winner the Future Awards Africa 2018 Prize for Journalism


  • Journalists for Transparency (J4T) member


Conflict, Wildlife conservation, development, environmental science, global health, humanitarian stories and agriculture, tropical rainforests