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Andualem Sisay Gessesse

Andualem Sisay Gessesse is a journalist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
I am an Ethiopian journalist with over a decade of experience in media and communications consultancy. I completed my study in Media and Communications in 2005. Since then, I have been working for several local and international media. 

Some of the local and international publications I worked with and is now contributing for includes: Capital newspaper of Ethiopia, The East African newspaper,, Daily Nation of Kenya, The Citizen of Tanzania, Daily Monitor of Uganda,, Africa Renewal of the United Nations and of Canada, among others. 

In 2011, I won Excellence in Journalism Award by the Ethiopian Foreign Correspondent Association in English language category. I worked for 10 months in Uganda as development reporter under fk Norway exchange program sponsored by the Norwegian Government. 

My global reporting and training travels includes: Tokyo, Japan; Stuttgart, Germany; Rome, Italy; Hilversum, The Netherlands; Delhi, India; Marrakech, Morocco; Johannesburg, South Africa; Maputo, Mozambique; Djibouti, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Kampala, Uganda and Nairobi, Kenya.

Currently in addition to, which I launched in 2009, I am working as resident correspondent journalist for NATION Media Group of Kenya from Ethiopia. 

As independent media and communication consultant, I have also worked for international organizations such as, UNFPA Ethiopia office (United Nations Population Fund), Kifiya Financial Technology, Techno Brain Ethiopia and Starbucks and Microsoft East and South Africa wing through the PR firm - Bertolli & Associates of Kenya.

In addition to media, I have also done researches and investigative reports for international institutions, such as Global Integrity, Devex, World Wide Web Foundation, Access Capital S.C. and many business intelligence firms from across the world.

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