Ola FALOLA is a multi award-winning print, audio, and photo journalist based in Cotonou, Benin. He speaks fluently French, English and five local languages spoken in Benin, Togo, Ghana and Nigeria. Ola has extensively traveled and reported a wide range of news in the West Africa region for international news organizations such as the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and the Germany based Development and Cooperation magazine. He worked as camera guide translator during the shooting of the Benin segment of 'Who do you think you are ', a movie produced by the American legend and famous baseball player Emmit Smith. He won many journalism awards including the Portenier Human Rights bursary and attended a Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) in Canada in 2018 and investigated modern slavery in Mauritania and Saudi Arabia. He published a carnet de voyage titled Odyssée arc-en-ciel in France in 2012. He hold a Master degree in English from Abomey Calavi university and a National Diploma in Medias study from Wigan and Leigh College, England.
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