Michaela Cancela Kieffer

editor audio Agence France-Presse

Michaëla Cancela Kieffer is editor of audio at Agence France-Presse (AFP), where her role is to oversee audio products and help shape AFP's audio strategy to better serve its news clients, as well as making sure the stories of AFP's 1,700 journalists across the world can be heard. She is also executive producer of Sur le Fil, the AFP daily podcast and three long format series since 2022: Le Poison de Poutine, Turbulences and Sur la Terre, produced in French and English.

A former Teaching Fellow at the Google News Lab, Michaëla started her career as a freelance documentaries producer. At AFP she worked as an international reporter and foreign correspondent for many years, in places such as Kabul, Bagdad, Bogota, Madrid or Washington DC. She was part of the team of founders of Diario Vivo, a Spanish version of California´s Pop Up Magazine. She also helped launch the Spanish chapter of Chicas Poderosas. A Former Fulbright scholar, she holds a Masters from Columbia Journalism School.

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