Brigitte Scheffer

Film & Photography

I have worked as a foreign correspondent and film maker for most of the top international TV stations and news agencies. I speak eight languages fluently and have worked extensively in West Africa, North Africa, the Gulf, the Middle East, Central Asia and Europe.

With a strong background in working on sensitive issues, negotiating delicate access and gaining the trust of contributors, I pride myself on my ability to portray intimate human stories in some of the world’s most challenging environments.

I was the senior producer on Exodus: Our Journey to Europe, a BBC2 series on migration which has received several awards. At present, I make documentaries and cover the news. From 2011 till 2013, I lived and worked in Libya as the Chief Correspondent for Bloomberg, covering the revolution, the first ever elections and the assassination of the US Ambassador. I was the first person to interview the only democratically elected Libyan prime minister.

In the past, my job has taken me to every single Arab country and many other places, spending long stints in high risk areas. I have a strong interest in geopolitics, defence, energy and the environment.

At government level, I have worked as the Director of Communications for the International Council on Security and Development and as the Director of External Affairs for the Saudi Government.

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