Linda Givetash is a Canadian-South African freelance journalist based in Johannesburg. Her work has appeared in print, digital and broadcast media outlets around the globe.
She brings complex and emotional stories about health, the environment and human rights to life with character-driven narratives. Her work has ranged from news stories on devastating wildfires in British Columbia for The Canadian Press to features about water security in the Middle East for NBC News.
Linda completed her master’s degree at the University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism where she produced a multimedia feature about living with Alzheimer’s disease which was published by The Globe and Mail. She was also a fellow of the International Reporting Program and co-produced an investigation on mental health care in West Africa for The New York Times.
When she isn’t chasing stories, Linda spends her free time keeping in touch with friends, practicing yoga and exploring her city — wherever that may be. She also loves listening to podcasts and getting lost in a good book.
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