Johanna Kippo is a Finnish-born journalist, writer, reporter and documentary film-maker.

After a decade working as a foreign reporter in Madrid, Barcelona and London, she is currently back in Finland and based in Helsinki. She currently works at the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE.

With several years of experience in international news and current affairs, she has previously worked for the leading Nordic newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, at the BBC and Sky News in London, and at other Finnish daily newspapers. She has contributed to current affairs, financial and lifestyle magazines. Interested in narrative journalism and human angle, she also develops her projects as an independent documentary film-maker, with a special focus on new journalistic forms in web documentaries. She has researched, written and filmed stories on assignment in Spain, France, Italy, UK, Finland, Austria, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Cameroon, Morocco, Tunisia, Andorra and Russia.

She has reported widely on tragedies of illegal immigration in Melilla, Canary Islands and Morocco, the legacy of Françafrique in Central Africa, the football migration of children from Africa to Europe and social consequences of austerity measures in Europe.

She speaks Finnish, English, Spanish, French and Italian and is struggling with Basque. Her work has been published in Finnish, English and Spanish.

Johanna has an MA in Television Journalism from Goldsmiths College, UK, and an MA in Media Studies from the University of Turku, Finland. She has also studied at the University of Helsinki, the University of Bologna, the San Antonio Catholic University of Murcia, the Moscow State University and the Observatorio de Cine Film School of Barcelona.

She has taken master classes with leading documentary film-makers such as Nick Broomfield, James Brabazon, Kim Longinotto, Ross McElwee and Mercedes Álvarez.