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Blanche Simona, whose real name is Blanche Ngokoumounga, is a journalist from the Republic of Congo. She is a reporter and presenter on the public radio station Congo Pointe-Noire. Simona was trained at the Marien Ngouabi University of Brazzaville where she obtained a degree in journalism. She is a member of the Press Resources Center, an NGO that works to train of journalists and to raise visibility of Congolese civil society and the African Network for the Green Economy. She has been interested in environmental journalism for 5 years.