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Paydesk has 15 journalists in Benin. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography.

Our top journalists in Benin are Ginette- Fleure ADANDE and Élisée Hounkpatin.

Use our journalist directory to find a member to work for you.

We have journalists in Bembereke, Bohicon, Cotonou, Parakou and Porto-Novo.

Journalists in Benin



Ginette- Fleure Adande

Cotonou, Benin
Ginette-Fleure Adande is a versatile journalist based in Cotonou, Benin, with a specialization in radio, print, and web content creation. Fluent in French and proficient in two local Beninese languages, Adande's reporting has been pivotal in addressing a wide range of issues including children's Read morerights, women's issues, sexual and reproductive health, societal events, and politics. Her work has been instrumental in bringing to light the complexities of social, political, and environmental challenges within Benin and the West African region.

Adande's journalism has provided in-depth coverage on the contentious debate over President Patrice Talon's potential third term, capturing the polarized views within the political sphere and among citizens. She has also been at the forefront of reporting on climate change impacts in Benin, particularly the threats to coastal communities, and the government's response through legislation and adaptation strategies. Her reporting has not only highlighted the nation's struggle with population growth and the consideration of birth control programs but has also delved into the barriers to education for girls caused by menstrual hygiene issues, underscoring the efforts of NGOs like Mata-Yara during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In her commitment to covering a broad spectrum of topics, Adande has explored the economic repercussions of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict on local bakers, the significance of early cervical cancer diagnosis and the stigma surrounding it, and the challenges of security in northern Benin. She has also provided critical insights into the country's COVID-19 vaccination efforts and the engagement of young Francophone Africans in Artificial Intelligence, highlighting their contributions to the summer school organized by the Fondation Vallet. Through her multifaceted reporting, Ginette-Fleure Adande continues to be a vital voice in journalism, shedding light on the pressing issues facing her country and the region.
Languages
French
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+12
Skills
Natural Disasters Cultural Business
+19

Élisée Hounkpatin

Bohicon, Benin
Ellery Segninso Élisée Hounkpatin is an experienced sports journalist based in Bohicon, in the central region of Benin. With over 13 years of expertise in radio and television journalism, Hounkpatin has honed his skills in reporting, presenting, and hosting programs. His proficiency is particularly Read moreevident in his coverage of major sporting events across the African continent, including the African Cup of Nations for both football and athletics, as well as the UEMOA (West African Economic and Monetary Union) tournaments.

Since 2013, Hounkpatin has been collaborating with Voice of America (VOA), where his reports are featured on the VOA Afrique website. His work for VOA Afrique has allowed him to delve into a variety of sports, such as basketball, cycling, and athletics, showcasing his versatility and deep understanding of the sports landscape in Africa. His insightful coverage often includes analysis of team strategies and selections, with a particular emphasis on the performance of national teams from countries like Benin, Togo, and Egypt.

Élisée Hounkpatin's journalism career is distinguished by his specialization in sports coverage, especially football. He has provided in-depth reports on significant events like the African Cup of Nations qualifiers, where he has highlighted the tactical approaches of national coaches, including Benin's Michel Dussuyer. His dedication to sports journalism has made him a respected voice in the field, offering audiences a comprehensive view of African sports through his engaging and informed reporting.
Languages
French
Services
Journalism
Skills
Sports

Paul Arnaud Deguenon

Cotonou, Benin
Paul Arnaud DEGUENON - Journalist, Director, and Filmmaker based in Cotonou, Benin.

With a rich and diverse career in the media and communication field, I have established myself as an influential figure in the audiovisual industry across Africa. My professional journey began at ORTB, the public Read moreservice channel of Benin, where I honed my skills in infographics, before joining SIKKA TV, a French continuous news media. These experiences allowed me to develop a solid expertise in content production, project management, and television direction.

Currently, as the director of BENIN WEB TV, the leading web media in Benin, I lead a team dedicated to producing credible news and cutting-edge audiovisual content. My passion for journalism and filmmaking has also led me to serve as a consultant and project manager for audiovisual infrastructure projects, successfully leading several major projects in Benin, Cameroon, Togo, and Niger.

I offer a range of professional services, from writing and photography to video editing and television installations, supported by a creative approach and a deep understanding of modern media needs. My commitment to excellence and my ability to lead complex projects make me a preferred partner for any entity looking to maximize its media impact.

I am looking for new collaboration opportunities to bring my expertise in journalism, filmmaking, and audiovisual project management to a wider audience. Contact me to discuss how we can work together to create engaging and meaningful content.
Languages
English French
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Photography
+4
Skills
Current Affairs Cultural Sports
+6

Vissoh Gbewonmihan Romualde

Cotonou, Benin
Vissoh Gbewonmihan Romualde is a journalist based in Cotonou, Benin.

Boukari Amadou

Parakou, Benin
Boukari AMADOU est un journalist  dans la section fulfulde based in Parakou, Benin.J'ai suivi ma formation à Ortb de parakou , ensuite je me  suis rendu  dans une radio en ligne spécialisée dans la langue peulh qui est Radio Pulaaku Andunaaru qui à son siège à parakou.
Languages
Fula
Services
Feature Stories
Skills
Breaking News

Hamadi Orou Adamou

Cotonou, Benin
Hamadi Orou Adamou is a journalist based in Cotonou, Benin. Je suis journaliste reporter,  titulaire d'un Master II en Techniques des métiers de l'information,  sociologue, specialiste des questions de l'alphabétisation Fulfuldé au Benin, PDG CANAL PULAAKU,président national de l'association Read moreculturelle Suudu PULAAKU BENIN
Languages
Afrikaans English Fula
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+13
Skills
Sports Climate Change Business
+24

Mahougnon Angèle Adanlé

Cotonou, Benin
Mahougnon Angèle Adanlé est une journaliste d’investigation de renom au Bénin, reconnue pour son professionnalisme, son courage et sa détermination à révéler la vérité.

Grâce à son travail incisif et approfondi, elle s’est imposée comme l’une des voix les plus influentes dans le domaine du Read morejournalisme d’investigation de son pays.

En service à BENIN WEB TV, Angèle M. Adanlé a mené avec succès plusieurs enquêtes de grande envergure qui ont eu un impact significatif sur la société béninoise. Sa dévotion et son intégrité lui ont valu de nombreux prix nationaux et distinctions, dont le prestigieux trophée “Femme de Feu” dans la catégorie Médias en 2018.

Ses enquêtes audacieuses ont révélé des scandales, sensibilisé le public et promu la transparence au sein des institutions. Elle aborde sans crainte des sujets sensibles tels que la corruption, l’injustice et les violations des droits de l’homme. https://triomphemag.com/angele-m-adanle-lincarnation-de-la-nouvelle-generation-de-journalistes-dinvestigation-au-benin/
Languages
French
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) News Gathering Content Writing
+3
Skills
Media Training Breaking News Fact Checking
+4

Kpenou Casimir Vodjo

Cotonou, Benin
Je suis Casimir VODJO, journaliste Béninois et chef rubrique Inter à BENIN WEB TV. 
Je suis également membre actif de l'African Fact-Checking Alliance, le plus grand réseau de vérification des faits en Afrique et aussi membre de la Communauté Wikipédien Résidence (WIR) de l'Afrique Francophone.
Read moreJe suis un passionné du sport, de la vérification faits, de la santé, de la politique, de la culture, people, de l’environnement, de la sécurité etc.
Avec plus de six (06) ans dans le domaine du journalisme, j’ai développé des qualités professionnelles très appréciées.
Languages
French Yoruba
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Vox Pop
+7
Skills
Social Current Affairs Entertainment & Celebrity
+6

Francis Ahle

Porto-Novo, Benin
Francis AHLE is a versatile journalist based in Porto-Novo, Benin, with a rich and diverse background. A proud owner of a Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Francis embarked on his professional journey as an online freelancer in 2013. His passion and flair for writing caught the attention of Afrik.Read morecom, a prominent online newspaper, and soon he became their dedicated correspondent in Benin. With a profound love for football, he expanded his repertoire to include sports journalism, contributing insightful articles to Afrik-foot. Francis is fluent in both French and English, making him a valuable asset to any online publication seeking high-quality content on a wide range of topics. The promise of excellence is not just in words; he collaborates with talented photographers, ensuring that each story is not only well-told but also visually captivating. Feel free to reach out for top-notch articles and stunning photography.
Languages
English Spanish French
Services
Content Writing Corporate Content Fact Checking
Skills
Sports Entertainment & Celebrity Breaking News
+5

Sahadatou Yacouba

Bembereke, Benin
Sahadatou YACOUBA est une journaliste résidant à Bembéréké, Benin. Avec sept ans d'expérience en radio communautaire, je suis disponible pour vos besoins de reportages en français et en peulh.
Languages
Fula French
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Feature Stories Content Writing
+1
Skills
Health & Fitness Social Cultural

Euloge Ghyslain Nanga

Cotonou, Benin
Euloge Ghyslain NANGA is a journalist based in Cotonou, Benin. J'ai 25 ans d'expérience et je sais m'adapter. Pour toute question de l'actualité au Bénin et dans la sous région de l'Afrique de l'ouest, je peux apporter une contribution.
Languages
French
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+3
Skills
Politics Climate Change Sports
+1

Jessica Tradati

Cotonou, Benin
Jessica Tradati is a journalist based in Benin, west Africa. She has a Bachelor Degree in Languages and cultural studies, and an MA in International Journalism taken at City University London (First-class Honours). She's written for leading international media such as The Independent, Vanity Fair, Read moreWired, The Kathmandu Post, IoDonna, The Great Outdoors. She was based in Nepal until recently were she experienced the 25 April devastating earthquake, reported the issue and founded a relief project called Nepal Needs Help that raised €30,000 within the first few months from the disaster. She is now living in Benin where she freelances.
Languages
German English Italian
+1
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+6
Skills
Fact Checking

Azinnongbe Rodrigue

Cotonou, Benin
Azinnongbe Rodrigue is a journalist based in Cotonou, Benin.

Ola Falola

Cotonou, Benin
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 Read moreinternational 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.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Fact Checking
Skills
Investigative Reporting Fact Checking

Leone Giastis

Cotonou, Benin
Leone Giastis is a journalist based in Cotonou, Benin.
Languages
English
Services
Journalism
Skills
Investigative Reporting
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