Zenaida Machado is the Angola and Mozambique senior researcher in the Africa Division at Human Rights Watch. Before joining Human Rights Watch in 2015, Zenaida worked at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as a producer and journalist for Focus on Africa, Network Africa and at the BBC’s Portuguese service. Her more than 15 years of experience as a multi-media journalist covering Angola, Mozambique and Guinea Bissau includes working as a reporter and news writer in her home country, Mozambique, for Radio Mozambique, where she established the radio’s first news website. Machado has a Master’s degree in Media and Development from the University of Westminster and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo. She speaks English and Portuguese.