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Our top journalists in Dakar are Nama dit Ousmane DIARRA and Allison Fernandes.

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Journalists in Dakar



Nama Dit Ousmane Diarra

Dakar, Senegal
Nama dit Ousmane DIARRA is a journalist based in Dakar, Senegal. I'm versatile. I have been working in this information profession since 2009 after my training in Dakar, Senegal. I worked in several information structures and in other countries in Africa. Through this job, I meet a lot of senior Read moreexecutives and personalities recognized throughout the world.
Languages
Bambara French
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+11
Skills
Entertainment & Celebrity Climate Change War Reporter
+22

Allison Fernandes

Dakar, Senegal
I am a French journalist based in Dakar, Senegal. I was graduated from the school of journalism from Lille (ESJ Lille) in 2008, and for ten years, I have worked in Morocco, for the channel Medi 1 TV, as a news presenter first and later, I realized reports of 26 and 52 minutes for the program Medi Read moreInvestigation.

Since the end of 2019, I am living in Dakar, Sénégal. After working for the African press agency, Apanews, as responsible for the video section, I started to work as a free-lance since 2020. I now work for the channel Voice of America and TV5 Monde.
Languages
French
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+5
Skills
Politics Arts & Books Music
+9

Wahany Makhan Johnson Sambou

Dakar, Senegal
Based in Dakar, Wahany Johnson Sambou is a graduate of the Center for Studies in Information Science (CESTI) at Cheikh Anta Diop University, with a Master's degree in Information and Communication Science from Cesti (High Honors).

The one who was to be a footballer in another life began his Read morecareer with the daily newspaper "Le Journal" in Dakar, in 2004. He left after one to devote himself to his studies before returning to the profession. Thus, for 3 years, between 2006 and 2009, he was presenter, commentator, head of the Sports desk of Radio Océan Fm in Dakar.

He works on the daily newspaper "Le Soleil" (2010-2015) while collaborating with Radio Senegal (2010-2011), the car magazine "Déclic Cars" (2014-2015) and the Orange Senegal website www.ndamli.sn ( 2011-2016).

From October 2015 to July 2020, he worked for Africanews (the African channel of Euronews based in Congo Brazzaville) where he was presenter of "Football Planet", a program devoted to football down.
He works since april 2020 for Sport News Africa a Sports african website.
Languages
English French
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Journalism Live Reporting
+1
Skills
Arts & Books Sports Music
+10

Moussa Thioune

Dakar, Senegal
Moussa Thioune is a cameraman and editor based in Dakar, Senegal. He is very serious and professional. He has already worked with local and international media on various types of subjects.
Languages
French
Services
360 Videography
Skills
Science & Environment Medical Sports
+11

Annika Hammerschlag

Dakar, Senegal
Annika Hammerschlag is a French and English speaking freelance photojournalist, videographer and reporter who’s covered West Africa from Dakar, Senegal since 2019. She works primarily as a West Africa radio and video stringer for VOA and as a videographer for Al Jazeera English. Her work has also Read morebeen published in The New York Times, The Economist, The BBC, Bloomberg and The Guardian, among others. She is most interested in environmental stories and has covered a variety of topics while on deployment throughout the region, including corruption and coastal erosion in Liberia, the jihadist insurgency in Mali and overfishing in Cape Verde. 

Annika received her master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School and her bachelor’s from UCLA. She’s a former staff reporter and photojournalist for the Naples Daily News/USA Today Network and a former photojournalist for The Daily Bruin. She’s a 2016 Overseas Press Club Scholar awardee.
Languages
English French
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+10
Skills
Current Affairs Investigative Reporting Cultural
+9

Jallow Alpha

Dakar, Senegal
Jallow Alpha is a freelance a journalist based in Dakar, Senegal;having worked for the BBC African Service;West Africa Democracy Radio and Radio France International.He is also a regular contributer to several Online News papers such as the Tuck Magazine News Paper and APA News.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking

Sanoussy Sane

Dakar, Senegal
Je m'appelle Sanoussy SANE je suis réalisateur TV, cameraman, monteur vidéo et formateur audiovisuel basé à Dakar, Sénégal.
J’évolue dans le milieu professionnel depuis plus de 10 ans, et à l'aise avec les logiciels de montages vidéos comme Adobe Première, et Final Cut Pro.
Languages
French
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop Documentaries
+6
Skills
Travel Medical Social
+11

Sam Bradpiece

Dakar, Senegal
Sam Bradpiece is a multilingual journalist based in Dakar Senegal. 

He has worked as a foreign correspondent for France 24 and field producer for CNN. 

He has written features and investigations for publications including NPR, The Washington Post, The Times and others. He also shoots photos Read morefor The Guardian, The Telegraph and others. 

You can find samples of his work here: lnk.bio/sam_bradpiece
Languages
English French
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+13
Skills
Health & Fitness Cultural Fact Checking
+15

Ndiaya Diop

Dakar, Senegal
NDIAYA DIOP is a journalist based in Dakar, Senegal.

EXPERIENCE PROFESSIONNELLE

- Formateur au CESTI (Centre d’Etudes des Sciences et Techniques de l’Information) de l’université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (de 2011 à nos jours)

-Formateur à l’ISEG (Institut Supérieur d’Entrepreneurship et Read morede Gestion)

-Correspondant de la radio panafricaine Africa N°1 (de 2002 à 2009)

-Correspondant en langue nationale wolof de la radio African time aux Etats Unis (diaspora sénégalaise) (de 1998 à 2010)

- Journaliste Reporter à la radio SUD FM de 1997 2008)

-Journaliste Présentateur du journal en langue nationale wolof (1997-2013)

-Journaliste Présentateur de l’émission pour la promotion de la langue nationale wolof « Li wax di tekki » (1998-2007)

-Journaliste rédacteur en chef adjoint à la radio SUD FM (de 2008 à 2013) 

-Membre du pool communication de l’OCI (Organisation pour la conférence islamique en 2008 à Dakar)

-Membre du pool communication de la biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain de Dakar (2008)

-Membre du comité de suivi de la politique nationale de lutte contre le VIH/Sida (2011)

-Secrétaire général chargé des relations extérieures du SYNPICS (syndicat des professionnels de l’information et de la communication du Sénégal 2006-2009) 

-Consultant en communication 

-Directeur de la communication et de la coopération de la Sénégalaise Des Eaux (de 2014 à 2019)
-Directeur des Relations Publiques de la SEN’EAU (Eau du Sénégal) de 2020 à nos jours.
-Contributeur du pool de communication du comité d’organisation du 9ème Forum Mondial de l’Eau (que le Sénégal accueille du 21 au 26 mars 2022.
-Directeur de la communication et des Relations Publiques, Porte-Parole du Directeur Général de SEN'EAU (Eau du Sénégal) du 31 mars 2023 à nos jours
Languages
French
Services
Journalism
Skills
Media Training

Seydina Mouhamed Ababacar Gueye

Dakar, Senegal
Seydina Mouhamed Ababacar GUEYE is a journalist reporter based in Dakar, Senegal. I work for the french service of Voice Of America as correspondant In Senegal. I also work in local media as Senior reporter, head of sports services and digital coordinator
Languages
French
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+19
Skills
Science & Environment Arts & Books Sports
+25

Al Bachir Yaya Bodiang

Dakar, Senegal
I am Al Bachir Bodian, freelance cameraman and producer based in Dakar.
With an experience of more than 10 years in field reporting.  I have done a lot of reporting throughout Africa with various partners. I speak French and English. I respect with a requirement the terms of reference of the Read morecustomer. 
I am a good editor and have a diploma in directing which allows me to be creative and give an aesthetic dimension to my work.
Languages
English French Wolof
Services
Video Rushes
Skills
Risk Analysis Food & Drink Training
+24

Amedine Sy

Dakar, Senegal
Amedine Sy is a journalist based in Dakar, Senegal.

Lucia Michelini

Dakar, Senegal
Lucia Michelini is an Italian ecologist and writer based in Dakar, Senegal.
She is a climate change and risk-informed programming specialist, and has worked between Senegal and Mali for several years.
She is well acquainted with the reality of West Africa and collaborates with various newspapers (Read moree.g., Il Manifesto, Unimondo.org, Africa Rivista, Pressenza, Notizie Geopolitiche, Nigrizia).
Languages
English French Italian
Services
Feature Stories Risk Analysis Research
+5
Skills
Social Fact Checking Climate Change
+7

Donan Audace J.R. Ahouangnimon

Dakar, Senegal
Donan Audace J.R. AHOUANGNIMON est un journaliste reporter d’Images résident à Dakar. Il est actuellement pigiste à RT et couvre au quotidien l’actualité politique et économique mais il est aussi passionnée de culture.
Languages
French
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast)
Skills
Social

Marta Moreiras

Dakar, Senegal
I am a documentary photographer, videographer and journalist based in Dakar, Senegal. I write for Spanish media and I shoot photographs and video-documentaries for international media, NGO's and UN Agencies such as UN FAO, OIM or ONUDC. I am especially focused on gender, education, culture, health Read moreand enviromental stories. I have skills as a photo and video producer and I can work as a fixer for other journalists visiting and working in Senegal. 
Photo Portfolio: www.martamoreiras.com
Video Portfolio: https://vimeo.com/martamoreiras
Languages
English Spanish French
+2
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+13
Skills
Science & Environment Film & Theatre Politics
+11

Ricci Shryock

Dakar, Senegal
Ricci Shryock is a photographer and visual journalist based in Dakar, Senegal
portfolio: www.riccimedia.com
Languages
English French
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+3
Skills
Politics Fact Checking Music
+5

Khalil Gueye

Dakar, Senegal
Khalil GUEYE is  an international television broadcaster journalist, reporter and documentary film maker between Dakar, Senegal, Africa and Washington DC, USA. Khalil GUEYE is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Wolof. He  travels the continent and can also produce reports from different places  Read morein Africa.
Languages
English Spanish French
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+5
Skills
Film & Theatre Media Training Current Affairs
+9

Andrei Popoviciu

Dakar, Senegal
Andrei Popoviciu is an independent investigative journalist, reporter, audio-visual producer and photographer covering human rights, security, migration, international development and foreign affairs stories across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is currently based in Dakar, Senegal but has Read morereported from Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, DR Congo, the Gambia, Senegal, Chad, Sweden, France, France, Romania, Moldova and Serbia. He has experience of working in hostile environments and has received first aid and hostile environment training. 

His reporting and writing appeared in the Guardian, Al Jazeera English, the Telegraph, New Lines Magazine, Foreign Policy, In These Times, Libération, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, VICE World News, Middle East Eye, the Calvert Journal, Are We Europe and the Daily Star Lebanon. Andrei also produces long-form narrative audio stories, with notable work in Are We Europe, the Europeans and Kerning Cultures podcasts, but also radio news reports, having worked for media like RFI. He also films, edits and produces news packages for TV and short documentaries. 

Andrei has won or been nominated for several awards for his investigative work, including the Ján Kuciak Award for Investigative Journalism, the One World Media's New Voice Award, the De Tegel Award, the IJ4EU Impact Award, the Fetisov Award and the Signal Gold and Listener's Choice Awards. In 2023, he was featured on the Forbes 30 under 30 list. 

He earned his bachelor's degree in international relations and war studies from King's College London and his double master's degree in journalism and international human rights and humanitarian law from Sciences Po Paris.
Languages
English French Romanian
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+17
Skills
Business Travel Fact Checking
+14

Mady Camara

Dakar, Senegal
I am a freelance journalist based in Dakar, Senegal, from where I cover the West and Central Africa region where I have an extensive knowledge and good contacts. I have a good sense of story and am particularly interested in migration issues, climate change and conflict in the Sahel. I transcribe Read moreand translate audio for broadcast or the web in English and French and also work with cameramen to produce TV packages. Bylines with the New York Times, Al Jazeera, BBC and others.
Languages
Bambara English Fula
+3
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering Content Writing
+5
Skills
Current Affairs Politics Investigative Reporting
+7

Ana Lita Lopes Rocha

Dakar, Senegal
Ana Lita Lopes Rocha is a journalist based in Dakar, Senegal. I work for the radio RFM where I lead the service Culture and Médias. I’m also a student doing a Master 2 about Art and Culture. I speak French very well so as wolof and Creole, two native languages of Senegal and Cape Verde. I also Read morespeak English and Spanish.
Languages
English Spanish French
+3
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast) Fixing
Skills
Cultural Film & Theatre Music
+4

Sira Thierij

Dakar, Senegal
Sira is an independent journalist based in Dakar, Senegal, covering West Africa and beyond for anglophone and German media. She has over five years’ experience working for international news organisations across two dozen countries, including in hostile environments. Sira shoots and edits video, Read moreproduces documentaries and reports for radio. 

Prior to moving to West Africa, Sira worked as a staff foreign news producer and video journalist for BBC bureaux around the world, including in Brussels, Nairobi and Kyiv where she produced breaking news and investigations for the BBC’s flagship TV, radio and digital programmes. She’s worked at the frontlines of the war in Ukraine, covered the famine in Madagascar and has led investigations that were quoted by the UN Security Council, brought to the British High Court and been shortlisted for prestigious awards. 

Her work focuses on documenting climate change, migration, humanitarian crises, human interest and conflict across West Africa and beyond.

Sira is HEFAT-trained and fluent in English, German, French and Dutch. She holds a master’s degree in International Security and Journalism from Sciences Po Paris and is currently a fellow of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network.
Languages
German English French
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+15
Skills
Politics Investigative Reporting Cultural
+14

Gaïus Kowene

Dakar, Senegal
Gaïus Kowene uncovers stories of ordinary people with extraordinary achievements. He also unbreak complex issues on air for an international audience to digest. Gaïus has helped influential global players with media relations strategy, communications consulting and undercover investigations.
Languages
English French Lingala
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+14
Skills
Business Fact Checking Arts & Books
+3

Ruth Maclean

Dakar, Senegal
I am the Guardian's West Africa correspondent, based in Dakar. Previously I was The Times's correspondent in South Africa and Mexico. I can make audio and video for broadcast or the web to a very high standard. I also shoot my own photographs. I have an extensive knowledge of the region and good Read morecontacts.

See examples of my work at ruthmaclean.com
Languages
English Spanish
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+14
Skills
Fact Checking

Benoit Almeras

Dakar, Senegal
I am a radio journalist based in Dakar, Senegal. After a career as a PR officer with various humanitarian organizations (most notably in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Jordan), I switched to radio journalism in 2018. I graduated from my journalism school in Grenoble, France in 2020. That Read moresame year, I was also the recipient of Radio France Internationale's bourse Charles-Lescaut. This prestigious award gave me the opportunity to work as a newsreader for RFI for a year. I settled in Dakar in October 2021, working there as a correspondant for various radio stations (RTSuisse, RTBF, Radio Vatican, BBC Afrique, VOA).
Languages
English French
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+8
Skills
Breaking News Politics Current Affairs
+7

Benjamin Tetteh

Dakar, Senegal
Benjamin Tetteh is a multimedia journalist based in Dakar, Senegal and covering West and Central Africa.
Languages
English French
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+10
Skills
Fact Checking
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