Jane Labous

United Kingdom


Jane is a writer, broadcaster and documentary-maker covering human rights issues, international development and human stories around the world, with special knowledge of West Africa. Over the years, she has reported from numerous countries for outlets including BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service, Geographical, Voice of America, IRIN, The Independent, The Sunday Times and The LA Times.

Jane’s awards and nominations include a BBC Radio 4/Royal Geographical Society award to make a documentary in Mali, the Guardian International Journalism Development Prize, and the longlist of the One World Media Awards for her short film on trafficking in Togo, Cinderellas.

Jane's debut novel, The Chameleon Girl, is being published this year by Farafina Books. She is now working on a second book.

Jane graduated from the University of Oxford with an MA Hons in French and English, and is fluent in both languages. For more of Jane’s work, see www.janelabous.com.

Funded project


This project shows how West African women and doctors are determined to shatter taboos around infertility, offering women opportunities for treatment and support.