Aida Grovestins is a Dutch independent multimedia journalist and videographer, based in Senegal, reporting on environmental conflict, human rights and politics in West-Africa for Dutch and international media.

She makes news and multimedia reportages, NGO & institutional films and documentary films.

Aida Grovestins was born in the Netherlands and studied History and Political Science at the University of Amsterdam.

After many years working for different public news and current affairs channels in the Netherlands, she started in 2009 to develop and produce documentary films independently and in collaboration with third parties.

Since 2014 she is a freelancer covering the African continent from her base in Dakar, Senegal. She directs and produces videos for NGO’s and international organisations and produces (multi)media stories for news outlets. She films, records, writes, edits her film, radio and (multi)media productions independently.

Her work has been published in France24, Al Jazeera English, Deutsche Welle, VOA, Mongabay, The New Humanitarian, New Internationalist, Sentient Media and VPRO and she regularly makes contributions to (Dutch) VPRO-Radio-1 as Africa correspondent.

Aida Grovestins

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Aida Grovestins
Multimedia journalist and videographer
environmental conflict, human rights and politics

Supported projects

West African fish stocks destroyed to feed the EU’s farmed animals

  • Environment
  • Exploitation
  • Fishing industry

KAYAR - Over half a million tonnes of fish are turned into fishmeal and fish oil to feed animals in industrial aquaculture systems and on intensive farms and demand is