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Oromo Speaking Freelance Journalists

paydesk has 25 reporters who speak Oromo. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography. Our top correspondents who speak Oromo are Dawit Gelmo and Tsehay Damtew. Use our journalist directory to find an Oromo speaking member to work for you.

Journalists Who Speak Oromo



Dawit Gelmo

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Dawit E. Gelmo is a journalist based in, Ethiopia. Gelmo is a graduate of Addis Ababa University School of Journalism and Communication and currently working as stringer for the Voice of America Horn of Africa Service. Previously, he was working from Nairobi Kenya precisely on the migration and Read morerefugee for VOA. Now he has been relocated back to his home country by the same entity he feeds contents for (VOA). 

Previously Mr. Gelmo has worked for Fana Broadcasting for 2 years and eleven months, he has also worked for Filmaid International and several media monitoring organizations.
Languages
Amharic English Oromo
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+12
Skills
Climate Change Politics War Reporter
+14

Tsehay Damtew

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tsehay Damtew is a VOA  journalist in Ethiopia, based in Addis Ababa. She has been working for more than two years in VOA as a horn service stringer since December 2018. She had been working in FBC as a reporter, senior reporter and Producer too. She had also worked on her own promotion and Read moreadvertising businesses. And she is a given journalist wo is working diligently.
Languages
Amharic English Oromo
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+4
Skills
Fact Checking Entertainment & Celebrity Travel
+4

Melkamu Abebe

Ambo, Ethiopia
Melkamu Abebe is a journalist based in Ambo, Ethiopia. He is working for VOA Horn Service since December 2018 as Horn Stringer in Afan Oromo and Amharic languages. He had been working for Ethiopian News Agency for about two years as a reporter and Producer. And he had an experience of FM and AM Read moreradio stations journalist for Fana Broadcasting Corporate (FBC) and Nekemte Fana FM 96.1 for more than 4 years. And He was also working on his own infotainment radio radio show called "Cumboo", the meaning is a pleasant cultural food that is well known among Oromo People, specially in the Western part of Oromia and Ethiopia. He was an amatuer radio program producer on local educational radio station.
Languages
Amharic English Oromo
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+6
Skills
Media Training Business Investigative Reporting
+8

Letera Amente

Washington, United States of America
Letera Amente is a journalist based in Washington, United States of America.
Languages
Amharic English Oromo
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Drone Footage
+2
Skills
Fact Checking

Mohamed Mahmud

Mogadishu, Somalia
I am a Freelance Multimedia Broadcast Journalist based in Mogadishu Somalia, a Multi-lingual Broadcaster in English and Swahili languages. I currently file for BBC English and Kiswahili Services, VOA English and Kiswahili Services, TRT World and Ruptly. I have worked with different local and Read moreinternational Media Outlets in in different parts of the African Continent.
As part of my journalistic experience, I worked as the Eastern African News Correspondent for TVC News, a 24 hour News Channel based in Lagos, Nigeria. Before that, I worked as a crime and investigative reporter at Kenya Television Network in Nairobi Kenya and Citizen Television.
I am deeply ingrained in covering news on conflict, war, crime, current affairs and news features that are compelling to my target audience in the horn of Africa. 

I have produced, contributed and assisted in the production of news items with giant media houses including BBC, TRT World, Press TV, Voice of America and TVC News Nigeria.
Languages
English Oromo Somali
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+11
Skills
Sports War Reporter Politics
+15

Dereje Gonfa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Dereje Gonfa is a journalist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He has been a freelance journalist and language translator for more than 10 years. He has worked as a senior journalist at Addis Standard and communication coordinator at one human rights advocacy organization.
I was also  involved in Read moreresearch, interviewing sources and writing reporting and analysis.
He has have in-depth knowledge of East Africa and the rest of the country's situation, especially political issues in the world and writes reports, analyses and features.
Languages
Amharic English Oromo
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+7
Skills
Cultural Climate Change Business
+2

Mitiku Fekadu

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Mitiku Fekadu is a journalist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I am a responsible and committed journalist who displays an ability to write Balanced, informative and interesting stories that give all involved parties an Opportunity to have their say. A quick learner who can absorb new ideas and can Read morecommunicate clearly and effectively. Possessing excellent bonding skills and an enquiring mind that helps to win over the confidence of people. Multi skilled with a ability to build strong working relationships with fellow investigators, photographers, columnists and news editors. 

CAREER HISTORY
Oromia Radio and Television. (OBN) 
JOURNALIST - March 1, 2012 - August 30, 2014
Working as a Radio reporter as part of a team of producer, providing full
Coverage of social, political and economic events.

Oromia Broadcasting Service (OBS TV).
JOURNALIST - January 1, 2015 -September, 2016.
Working as program producer.

MO’AA Television (Mo’aa TV)
Program Manager and Producer — October, 2016-Augest, 2017

Oromia Broadcasting Service (OBS TV). –September, 2018 –June 25, 2020.
              Program producer
Ethiopian News Agency (ENA):- June 26, 2020---- August o6, 2020
            Program producer for online media.
European Center for Electoral Support (ECES):- --March 25, 2021---to now 
 Media Monitor Expert.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

HIGHER EDUCATION:

Mekelle University: 2009/10 - 2010/11
I Obtained a BA degree in Journalism and Communication.

SENIOR RESEARCH TITLE:
“A STUDY ON AUDIENCE SATISFACTION WITH ETHIOPIAN
TELEVISION ON PROGRAM OF ETHIOPIAN PARLIAMENT."

JUNIOR AND SECONDARY EDUCATION:

2007/8__2008/9:Nekemte Comprehensive school Grade 11-12, Nekemte.
2005/6__2006/7:Nekemte high school Grade 9 -10 , Nekemte.
1996/97__2003/4: Shambu Junior and Secondary School Grade 1-8.
Languages
Amharic Oromo
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+8
Skills
Natural Disasters Breaking News Arts & Books
+13

Alemayehu Sori

Minneapolis, United States of America
ALEMAYEHU SORI is a journalist based in Minneapolis, United States of America.
Languages
Avestan Amharic Aragonese
+113
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+5
Skills
Current Affairs Fact Checking

Milkessa Gemechu

Albion, United States of America
Milkessa M. Gemechu is a political science professor with a deep expertise in Ethiopian politics, particularly Oromo nationalism and the country's ethnic federalism. As a former senior leader in Ethiopia’s Oromia state, he has been a vocal critic of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's policies, which he Read moreargues undermine Oromo culture and language. Gemechu is an advocate for a democratic, multinational state in Ethiopia and has called for an inclusive national dialogue to address the nation's political and social crises.

In addition to his academic pursuits, Gemechu is a respected researcher and visiting scholar based in Albion, United States. His scholarly work encompasses a range of topics, including politics and human rights in Ethiopia and the broader Horn of Africa region. His publications have contributed to the academic and policy discourse on these subjects, providing insights into the complex dynamics at play in the region.

Gemechu is also known for his media presence, particularly through his political analysis and commentary on policy issues broadcasted on the Oromia Media Network. His contributions to journalism and media in this capacity have made him a recognized figure among audiences interested in Ethiopian and Horn of Africa affairs, further highlighting his role as a key commentator on the intersection of media, politics, and human rights in the region.
Languages
Oromo
Services
Research Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking Politics

Seenaa Jimjimo

Chicago, United States of America
Seenaa Jimjimo is a journalist based in Chicago, United States of America.
Languages
Oromo
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Journalism Live Reporting
+1
Skills
Politics Cultural

Habiba Bontore

Marsabit, Kenya
Habiba Bontore is a  freelance journalist based in Marsabit, Kenya. Interested in news reporting, news writing ,article/feature writing&editing.an outstanding creative writer on breaking & trending news updates.
Languages
English Oromo Somali
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) News Gathering Feature Stories
+6
Skills
Breaking News Health & Fitness Fact Checking
+12

Suad Ahmed

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Suad Ahmed is a journalist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Interested in either research or politics-based work.
Languages
Amharic English Oromo
Services
Journalism
Skills
Cultural Social Investigative Reporting
+4

Berhanu Muluneh

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
I am a journalist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I have worked for some of the prominent media organizations in Ethiopia, including the Ethiopian News Agency (where I started my journalism career as a junior reporter), The Ethiopian Herald and Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation/ETV. With more than Read moreeight years of experience as a reporter and editor under my belt, you are looking at a well connected journalist who can sniff and generate stories from a variety of sources. If it is about Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa, I am your guy!
Languages
Amharic English Oromo
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Corporate Content
+8
Skills
War Reporter Investigative Reporting Natural Disasters
+4

Tsega Temesgen

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Tsega Temesgen is a State media camera man  and also PMO correspondent based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Languages
Amharic English Oromo
Services
Video Rushes Interview

Zack Baddorf

New York, United States of America
I'm a journalist and filmmaker with more than 15 years of experience producing award-winning stories in more than 30 countries, including Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the West Bank, Kashmir, and Iraq, as well as rebel-held territory in Sri Lanka and Burma.

I've reported for Al Jazeera Read moreEnglish, Newsweek, VICE, RYOT, NPR, BBC, CBS, AP, the Wall Street Journal, Seattle Times, and other international publications in video, radio, photo, and print formats.

Most recently, I spent a year working as a civilian videographer for the U.S. special forces command in Afghanistan. At rural, remote bases, I captured video of U.S. special forces and Afghan security forces.

I also work as an adjunct professor at New York University and New York Film Academy teaching public relations and broadcast journalism. I've got a master of fine arts degree in documentary studies, a master of arts degree in international relations, another master’s in public relations and a bachelor's in journalism.
Languages
German Greek English
+80
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+12
Skills
Science & Environment Business Natural Disasters
+7

Bileh Jelan

Nairobi, Kenya
Mohammed Jelan Adem or simply knowns as Bileh Jelan, former Senior Reporter and Deputy Editor-in-chief of Addis Standard. I cover mostly the Horn of Africa region but my coverage extends to the Middle East and North Africa regions. I am multilingual.
Languages
Amharic Arabic English
+2
Services
Feature Stories Investigative Journalism Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast)
+1
Skills
Social Business Politics
+5

Naol Getachew

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Naol Getachew is a journalist and Fact-checker based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

- Media and information literacy trainer and Expert on debunking disinformation.

- Professional working in the fields of fact-checking, journalism, online storytelling, and translation.
Languages
Amharic English French
+1
Services
Content Writing Research Investigative Journalism
+2
Skills
Fact Checking

Nunu Wako

Washington, United States of America
NuNu Wako is an internationally recognized broadcast journalist, independent filmmaker, Spokesmodel, and health advocate. Ethiopian-born and American-raised, NuNu Wako jump started her broadcasting career in 2006 as one of the founders of a website based television show –Africa in Demand to bring Read moreAfrican issues to the forefront and joined the team at EBS in early 2008-2016 and KaliTV in 2014-to-present. Currently, NuNu Wako is also a regular correspondent on Voice of America's Upfront Africa. With a background in international relations, communications and broadcast journalism, NuNu Wako is able to steadily and respectfully build her broadcasting career as a trusted source discussing range of topics linking our global community. Having traveled to various African nations, interviewed Ambassadors, globally renowned philanthropists, pioneers and leaders of multi-continental corporations with business, investments and development efforts in Africa, NuNu Wako brings a more personalized form of interviewing skills to the show in an educational format.

NuNu Wako has and continues to appear on various conferences and seminars around the nation with a focus on Africa and African women in media. She has appeared as a panelist on being women in media for the first Annual Women in Media Seminar & Award Ceremony Luncheon for one of the longest standing and largest organization the American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee amongst an array of other organizations addressing the importance of positive image of African women in media. One of NuNu Wako's main goals is to advocate ending Podoconiosis in our lifetime. Podoconiosis is an entirely preventable, noncommunicable, geochemical disease caused by exposure of bare feet to irritant clay soils. It is found across tropical Africa, Central America, and North India where such soils coexist with high altitude, high rainfall, and low income. NuNu Wako’s philanthropic efforts have and continue to bring awareness to Podoconiosis.
Languages
Amharic English Oromo
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+4
Skills
Social Sports Media Training
+12

Muktar Jemal

Adama, Ethiopia
Muktar Jemal is a journalist beside in Ethiopia Addis Ababa and Adama, he is 
working journalism for more than ten years, Now Muktar is working for VOA - Voice of America, Horn of Africa Service and report in majority population Language Afan Oromo and Amharic. Muktar is promoter and Public Read moreRelation expert. He is also  Development issue consultants and analysts.
Languages
Amharic English Oromo
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+19
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Technology
+12

Tadese Abebe

Welkite, Ethiopia
Tadese Abebe is a journalist based in Welkite, Ethiopia. As a professional with over 12 (Twelve) years of experience in communications, public relations, marketing, and program management. My experience in different communication-related disciplines has prepared me well to contribute significantly Read moreto your organization. Having had considerable experience in creating and implementing communication strategies and developing internal communication solutions in different environments, I am comfortable working in a more challenging environment. I have displayed a knack for dealing with crisis situations in a prompt and calm manner. I have repeatedly demonstrated grace under pressure and a capacity to juggle competing priorities. I am also proficient enough in Afaan Oromo, Amharic and English Languages. At the moment I was an Assistant professor of journalism and communication and  serving as the Vice dean of College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Wolkite university.
I am highly interested to apply at your Organization to fully serve and accomplish all duties required by yours Organization with my professional knowledge and experience.
I have a Bachelor of Arts and Masters degree in journalism and communication which was attained from Addis Ababa University. I understand well the power of the right message delivered to the right audience at the right time. My written communication skills are excellent, and I am effective and articulate in conducting radio interviews. I’m creative, energetic and searching for a company in which I can use my experience to advance both my career and to help organization meet their goals.
Languages
Oromo
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking

Garromssa Jema

Asosa, Ethiopia
Garromssa Jema is a journalist based in Asosa, Ethiopia.Now a day I am department head for Journalism and communication and instructor. In near past, I was TV and Radio reporter for three consecutive years before joining University. Besides, in my leisure time I participate in voluntery activites Read morewith different non governmetal organization which gives due attention for humanitarian issues and safe guarding for marginalized grous. For instance I have been working with Ethiopian Red cross Society Assosa branch. I was working with European comision for election being as master trainer.
Languages
Amharic English Oromo
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+3
Skills
Climate Change Business Politics
+20

Temesgen Shiferaw

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Temesgen Shiferaw is a journalist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Languages
Amharic English Oromo
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+13
Skills
Fact Checking Travel Training
+9

Mohammed Ademo

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Mohammed Ademo is a freelance journalist, editor, media consultant and social media expert based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Languages
Amharic English Oromo
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+6
Skills
Media Training Politics Current Affairs
+2

Jonse Ayana

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
JONSE AYANA is a journalist.
Languages
Amharic English Oromo
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+11
Skills
Science & Environment Social Current Affairs
+13

Ermias Daba

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ermias Tasfaye Daba is a news reporter, analyst and manager at Ethiopia Insight, an independent website established in 2018 that focuses on detailed reporting and analysis of Ethiopian affairs.
Languages
Amharic English Oromo
Services
Research Investigative Journalism Fixing
+2
Skills
Breaking News Research Politics
+3
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