Hopewell Chin’ono is a multiple award-winning Zimbabwean journalist and filmmaker. He was trained at Havard University and worked in both print and broadcasting journalism. Hopewell Chin’ono was born on 26 March 1971 in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Hopewell Chin’ono went to the Zimbabwean Institute of Mass Communications where he gained his first degree in Journalism. He then went to the City University’s journalism school in London where he obtained a Master’s degree in International Journalism.
Hopewell Chin’ono then proceeds to work with BBC World Service as a freelance radio producer after he graduated from City University in 2002 before returning to his native Zimbabwe to work for the BBC as a freelance correspondent.
Hopewell Chin’ono is the popular Journalist who reported on alleged Covid-19 procurement fraud within the health ministry which led to the arrest and sacking of the health minister in the year 2020. Hopewell was arrested and accused of inciting public violence on July 20, 2020. Hopewell’s detention was described by the US embassy as “very concerned,” his lawyer as “an abduction,” and Amnesty International as “misusing the criminal justice system to harass journalists and activists.”
He was released on bail in September but was detained again in November 2020 and charged with obstructing justice and contempt of court over a tweet concerning a gold smuggling scandal’s court conclusion. Hopewell After three weeks in prison, Chin’ono was freed on bail on January 27, 2021. In the overcrowded Chikurubi Prison, Chin’ono voiced concern about the COVID-19 epidemic and accused the authorities of harassing him by detaining him three times in five months.
Hopewell Chin’ono Net worth
Hopewell Chin’ono’s net worth has not been estimated yet but considering his career as a journalist, producer, and filmmaker, Hopewell Chin’ono will be worth close to $1 million as of the year 2021.
Hopewell Chin’ono Age
Hopewell Chin’ono was born on 26th March 1971. This indicates that Hopewell Chin’ono is 50 years old as of the year 2021.
Hopewell Chin’ono Family
Hopewell Chin’ono being a very private person when it comes to his personal life has not revealed much about himself. We do not know if he is currently married or not.
Hopewell Chin’ono Achievements
Hopewell Chin’ono is a hero Journalist who is not afraid to speak out. He is hailed all around the world for being taught in his career and this has landed him some major achievements throughout his career as a journalist. Below are some of Hopewell Chin’ono’s achievements.
Professional Fellowship Award
- CNN Journalist Fellowship
Hopewell Chin’ono Academic Fellowships awards
- Nieman Global Health Journalism Fellowship, Havard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. – 2010
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellowship for Young African Leaders Said Business School, University of Oxford, United Kingdom -2008
Hopewell Chin’ono Scholarship Awards
- Robert Waldo Scholarship Fund for Journalism to study at Havard University as a Nieman Fellow in Cambridge, USA. – 2009
- Chevening British Government Scholarship to Study Documentary Film Making at Brunel University in London, England – 2006.
Hopewell Chin’ono Academic Achievements
- Higher National Diploma in Mass Communications Zimbabwe Institute of Mass Communications, Harare, Zimbabwe. – 1993.
- Master of Arts Degree in International Journalism City University, London, United Kingdom – 2000.
- Master of Arts Degree in Documentary Practice Brunel University, London United Kingdom. -2007
Hopewell Chin’ono Documentary films.
- Fearless – 2013
- A violent response – 2010
- Last White man -2008
- Inside Zimbabwe – 2008.
- A pain in my heart – 2007.