Alusine_2Dr. Alusine Kanu

Professor of Communication & Author
A lecturer in communication at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale Virginia, George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, Towson University in Baltimore, Coppin State College in Baltimore and Millersville University in Pennsylvania. His career has included public relations, radio production and announcing, advising, employment interviewer, Two time Communication cluster chair for Northern Virginia Community College, author for 4 text books, legal research and training the trainer. He is featured in “Skillspage”.

                                 

Olivier  Dr. Olivier Nyribugara

 – New Media Scholar & Media Trainer
A new media scholar, lecturer and media trainer. He is an expert in alternative and community journalism and  lecturer of Journalism and International Communication at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.  He also teaches New Media and Online Journalism  at  the Erasmus University , Rotterdam. He has published several peer reviewed articles in academic journals. He is also a media trainer and Senior Coach in the Voice of Africa Project.

 

Shepherd_2  Shepherd Mpofu 

– Media Researcher, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
A researcher  in Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. A lecturer at the National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. He holds a BSc (Hons) in Journalism and Media Studies from the National University in Science and Technology in Zimbabwe and a MA in Film and Television and PhD in Media Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand. His research interests include national identity and diasporic media; new media; race, class and gender; media and politics; and audiences.

 

Simon ColumbusSimon Columbus

– Graduate Student, School of Psychology, University of Amsterdam
Graduate student of psychological methods and social psychology at the University of Amsterdam. His research interests include Citizen Journalism and Internet Governance in sub-Saharan Africa among others. He has written a  multiple of peer-reviewed publications. His work is futured on his website, featuring his publications.

 

Mariama_2Mariama Seray Kandeh

– Freelance Journalist & Gender activist
A Freelance Journalist based in the United Kingdom. Has worked as an editor for Concord Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone, reported for Business in Africa Magazine in South Africa and a contributor for the Gender Link Opinion and Commentary service in South Africa. She is also a strong women’s rights activist and has over the years used her work as a journalist to convey her message. Her articles have also been published by City Press and Mail and Guardian of South Africa.

 

Julius 1Julius Kanubah

– Journalist & Media commentator
A multiple award winning journalist and commentator of Liberian journalism and media practices. He has reported for Deutsche Welle, Radio Netherlands Africa online desk, West Africa Democracy Radio, international and local Newspapers,radio and television organisations . He has serve as the Assistant Secretary General of the Press Union of Liberia among others. He has extensively covered  the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia (UNMIL), the Liberian Legislature/Parliament; the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Liberia and The Charles Taylor trial.

 

1910254_1058224945256_4162_nBabah Tarawally

– Journalist, Writer & Blogger
A journalist and writer based in the Netherlands. He has worked for independent media outlets in Africa and contributes stories and columns to several newspapers. His novel “De god met de blauwe ogen” (‘The blue-eyed god’) was published in 2010. He also blogs for several media organisations including the online publication of Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW). His blog posts can be found here.

 

Capture DamonDamon Van der Linde

– Journalist & Writer
A journalist and writer based in Montreal Canada. He has a vast experience practicing journalism and writing from several African countries including Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Zambia and Malawi. He has reported for a variety of print, television, radio and online media outlets. He also worked as a journalism mentor and trainer for local journalists in Sierra Leone through the organisation Journalists for Human Rights. For more on his work you can visit his website here.

 

RashidRashid Dumbuya

International Human Rights Lawyer & Media Law Analyst
A practicing Barrister and Solicitor from the Republic of Sierra Leone. Rashid holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Laws honours degree from Fourahbay College University of Sierra Leone as well as a Master of Laws degree in International Human Rights Law from the Centre for Human Rights University of Pretoria, South Africa. He has worked for the Office of the Prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone and the UNDP Access to Justice Office in Freetown. He is currently an LLM candidate pursuing Petroleum Law and Policy at the University of Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom.

 

Capture ArounAroun Rashid Deen

– Freelance Journalist
A freelance journalist, he holds a BSC and MSC in International and Global affairs. He has reported for several media organisations including Africa Online news, Africa Bulletin, Morocco World News, Shout Africa, the Liberia Journal and Gambia Voice. He is featured at “Committee to Protect Journalists”.

 

Moses Wenyou againMoses J. Wenyou, Jr

– Media Consultant & Journalist
He is a well established journalist and also serve as a media consultant in the office of the Senate Pro- Tempore in Liberia. Moses has worked as a producer and presenter on Star Radio in Monrovia, as News and Programs Director/Deputy Station Manager, Peace FM community radio in Harbel Margibi County among others. He holds a BBA in Accounting from the University of Liberia.

 

 

ophyOphaniel Gooding

– Media Educator & Journalist

He holds a MA in Journalism and a Certificate in Investigative Journalism from the United States Department International Visitor Leadership Programme (IVLP). Ophaniel is a Senior reporter and a columnist at one of Sierra Leone’s prestigious newspapers ‘Awoko’. He is specialised in development Issues and have worked in close collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); UK based Charity Build on Books and several Non Governmental Organisations’ (NGOs) on development through out Sierra Leone. His recent project is using social media creatively to educate and spark dialogue on development issues in a society with high illiteracy rate.