Eleonore Hamelin



Eléonore (Leo) Hamelin is a video journalist based in New York.

With a team of creatives and journalists at Blue Chalk Media, she has produced series of online short-documentaries for The New York Times, Bloomberg, and award-winning non-fiction content for NGOs such as Freedom House and Carnegie Foundation.

Léo Hamelin is originally French but grew up in Brazil and Thailand, studied in France, Mexico and Hong Kong, China. She has produced work internationally, including in Egypt, Morocco, Colombia -- and recently traveled throughout the African continent to interview business leaders and Heads of States. 

Léo Hamelin also teaches video journalism and multimedia storytelling courses at the Graduate School of Journalism, where she got a Master's Degree in 2012 and worked as Digital Media Fellow in 2013. 

She has freelanced with The Guardian, AFP, Arte TV and Vox.com -- as well as written for Le Monde, The Village Voice, and she regularly does illustrations for The Big Roundtable.

She earned a B.A. in Politics '09 and a Master's Degree in Journalism '11 from Sciences Po Paris.

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​Since the end of the genocide, Rwanda has become Africa's gender equality success story for high female representation in politics, education and the workplace. What does empowerment actually mean to its new generation of women?