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Paydesk has 19 researchers in Sierra Leone. Our researchers, usually professionally trained journalists, can perform: competitive analysis, economic analysis, industry and sector analysis as well as background research.

Our top researchers in Sierra Leone are Olivia Acland and Amadu Lamrana Bah.

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Researchers in Sierra Leone



Olivia Acland

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Olivia Acland is a journalist based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. She works primarily in print, photography and radio. She has also made 360 videos for Al Jazeera. Her regular outlets include: The Economist, BBC, Al Jazeera. She is featured on the Forbes 30 under 30 media list in 2017.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories
+4
Skills
Social Media Training Fact Checking
+5

Amadu Lamrana Bah

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Amadu Lamrana Bah is a journalist based in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Am a career multimedia journalist with nine years of experience working with Star Radio and TV and now working as Deputy Head of News and Current Affairs at the Africa Young Voices Media Empire.

I am a journalist with interest Read morein politics,governance,economic,human rights, business and developments stories.

I am also presently serving as President of the Sierra Leone Reporters Union, advocating for better conditions of service for reporters.
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking Breaking News

Saidu Bah

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Saidu Bah is a seasoned Freelance Multimedia Journalist based in Freetown, Sierra Leone, with a keen focus on investigative journalism. His work encompasses a range of critical issues including human rights, environmental concerns, socio-economic development, and breaking news. Bah's reporting is Read moreparticularly noted for its in-depth coverage of environmental issues and natural disasters in Sierra Leone, such as the severe flooding in Freetown that led to numerous fatalities and a humanitarian crisis.

With a portfolio that includes bylines in various esteemed media outlets, Bah's contributions can be found via Getty Images, AFP News Agency, and Awoko Newspaper. His articles often underscore the country's struggle with environmental policy and wildlife conservation, bringing to light the challenges faced by the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Through his work, Bah addresses pressing matters such as poaching, habitat loss, government inaction, and the critical endangerment of the Western chimpanzee.

Bah's journalism not only informs but also calls attention to the broader issues of deforestation and outdated conservation laws in Sierra Leone. His dedication to reporting on these subjects has made him a vital voice in the media landscape, as he continues to highlight the complex interplay between natural disasters and the urgent need for effective environmental governance in his home country.
Languages
English
Services
Fixing
Skills
Investigative Reporting

Mohamed King Millan Bangura

Freetown, Sierra Leone
MOHAMED KING MILLAN BANGURA is a journalist based in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Email: *********@yahoo.com  
I am an Entertainment / Social Commentator on Television and Radio. I am Producer and Presenter working for the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation in Freetown and also a Freelance Read moreEntertainment Reporter for the Voice Of America in Washington DC for MTIA with Dr Heather Maxwell and Africa Beat with David Buakei Vandy. I also do Political Reporting for Channel Africa based in South Africa. I Produced various Entertainment shows for SLBC in Freetown, shows like (Salone Star Parade) Xtra, Musical Mix 3.0, Salone Hit Parade(Radio),Oldies Jukebox and Top ten hits on Salone Music
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+3
Skills
Music Film & Theatre Politics
+2

Amjata Bayoh

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Amjata Bayoh is a journalist based in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Languages
English French
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) News Gathering
+5
Skills
Fact Checking

Abubakarr Fofanah

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Abubakarr Fofanah is a journalist based in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Abubakarr Fofanah is a universal journalist, capable of working on documentary, reports on current issue and photographs. He covered the invisible Ebola virus in Sierra Leone within 2013-2015 reporting for different radio station Read moreand daily updated on his Facebook page.

He also covered live coverage programme, audio and video recording
Languages
English
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+4
Skills
Business Fact Checking Sports
+5

Ophaniel Gooding

Freetown, Sierra Leone
I am Ophaniel Gooding, an accomplished journalist based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. With a passion for storytelling and a commitment to uncovering the truth, I have established a reputation for delivering insightful and thought-provoking news coverage.

With several years of experience in the Read morefield, I have honed exceptional research and investigative skills, allowing me to delve deep into complex issues and deliver well-rounded and comprehensive reports. My dedication to accuracy and objectivity ensures that my work resonates with audiences and fosters a deeper understanding of the topics at hand.

In addition to my writing skills, I possess a diverse range of multimedia abilities. My expertise includes photography, videography, and mobile journalism. I have a keen eye for capturing visually compelling images and producing high-quality videos that enhance the storytelling process. Whether through captivating photographs or engaging video content, I strive to bring stories to life and create a lasting impact on viewers.

Furthermore, I am highly skilled in fact-checking. I understand the importance of verifying information and ensuring the accuracy of the content I produce. I meticulously cross-reference sources, corroborate details, and employ rigorous fact-checking methodologies to provide reliable and trustworthy reporting.

Beyond my technical skills, I am a strong advocate for press freedom and ethical reporting. I firmly believe in the power of journalism to hold individuals and institutions accountable, give voice to the voiceless, and drive positive change within society.

With a deep understanding of Sierra Leone's cultural, historical, and political landscape, I bring a unique perspective to my work. I am adept at navigating the complexities of the region, thus highlighting stories that matter most to its people, as I strive to contribute to a more informed and empowered society.
Languages
English Chinese (Mandarin)
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+14
Skills
Science & Environment Finance Technology
+5

Patrick Jakema

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Patrick Jakema is a journalist based in Freetown, Western Area, Sierra Leone.
Languages
Afrikaans
Services
News Gathering Fact Checking
Skills
Current Affairs Fact Checking

Joseph Johnson

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Joseph Johnson is a journalist based in Freetown, Sierra Leone that is skilled in audio-visual package editing, videography, photography, content writing, News gathering, research among other. Joseph is dedicated, time concious and has sense for details and facts.
Languages
English
Services
News Gathering
Skills
Breaking News

Victor Jones

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Victor Jones is a multimedia, and investigative journalist based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. I am a freelance reporter for Voice of America (VOA). I am a reporter, presenter, editor both audio and visual, and cameraman etc. I have a Diploma with distinction and a Bachelor of Arts, First-Class with Read moreHonours in Mass Communication from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. I have practised for over 10 years.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+14
Skills
Film & Theatre Current Affairs Risk Analysis
+18

Sheikh Alie Y. Kallay

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Sheikh Alie Y. Kallay is a Sierra Leonean journalist with over 15 years of experience in Print, Electronics and Digital Media. Having written over dozens of publications for local and international media outlets. He holds a Diploma in Journalism from the Writers Bureau College of Freelance Read moreJournalism in the U.K, A college Diploma in Professional English from the Cambridge International College, U.K and a diploma in Arabic Language from the Islamic University of Madina, Saudi Arabia.
Languages
Arabic English Fula
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Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+10
Skills
Media Training Breaking News Arts & Books
+9

Camareh Sarah Kamara

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Camareh Sarah Kamara is a journalist, Radio and TV Personality who also doubles as a Cinematographer with six (6)years experience in the Media Sphere working with institutions like Envizage Concepts, Fry Fry  and Capital Radio.  As Feminist and Gender Advocate, Camareh is passionate about women and Read morechildren's issues. She obtained a certification as a State Enrolled Community Health Nurse in 2016 from the Defense School of Nursing and went on to volunteer at the 34 Military for three (3) years. Camareh is currently pursuing an Undergraduate Degree in Law at the University Of Makeni (Unimak)
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+18

Mohamed Lamin Kamara

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Mohamed Lamin Kamara is a journalist based in Freetown, Western Area, Sierra Leone.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+10
Skills
Politics Entertainment & Celebrity Media Training
+6

Murtala Kamara

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Murtala Kamara is a founder and publisher of Sierra Leone's foremost Arts and entertainment online and print magazine www.salonejamboree.com . He is also a freelance reporter for German International broadcaster Deutsche Welle. Kamara has worked with various local and international media outlets.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+19
Skills
Fact Checking Breaking News

Sallu Kamuskay

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean communication strategist, fixer, blogger, youth organiser, event manager, spokesperson, and public relations expert. His work has been regularly referenced and published by national and international media and public policy institutions.

Sallu Kamuskay was a Read morechild during the brutal war in Sierra Leone. Growing up in the midst of conflict, Sallu witnessed unimaginable abuse of children and gross violations of human rights. The horrors he witnessed during the Civil War had a terrible impact on him at a very tender age. But despite the shock of the war, Sallu never lost hope. He started on a journey of recovery, studying, and working for a better future. At age 15, Sallu entered into the world of activism and advocacy.

Sallu was part of the group of young leaders who participated in and contributed to the establishment of the National Youth Council. The Commonwealth supported the training for trainers programme with line ministries and youth stakeholders in which key, representatives of youth council, student union and civil society/private sector youth platforms were engaged and empowered in the effective engagement and inclusion of youth.

Sallu is co-founder and Executive Director of the Salone Messenger, a global multimedia and public relations firm based In Sierra Leone.

Sallu has worked on various developmental and policy issues such as Poverty, Climate Change, Human rights, Child Rights, Education, Health, Gender Equality, Civic Engagement, Government policies, Information Communication Technology for Development and the Sustainable Development Goals, and has also been contributing to various global events
Languages
Afrikaans
Services
Documentaries Fact Checking
Skills
Social Fact Checking

Eric Kawa

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Eric Kawa is an award-winning  Multilingual journalist based in Freetown, Sierra Leone with a B.A  in Mass Communication from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. He is part of the first CNN Academy Climate Storytelling Cohort sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation; with  a Special Read moreRecognition Award from the CNN Academy.

As a correspondent for Africanews and a contributor to Capital Radio Sierra Leone, China Global Television Network (CGTN), and The Voice of America (VOA), Kawa has established a reputation for incisive reporting. His experience includes working with various media outlets such as Star Radio/TV and serving as a fixer for BBC Africa and CGTN. He has also contributed to international news channels including BBC Afrique, Joy News, GH One TV, Starr FM, TV3 in Ghana, and WADR (French/English Service) in Senegal. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, Kawa is the Business Development Representative for Afripods’ Broadcast to Podcast in Sierra Leone. 

He owns and produces ‘Weekly Splash’ and '120 Seconds Countdown with Eric,' both programs are youth focused and edu-taining. Eric is also a Voice Over Artist and a Blogger/Vlogger and Event Host/Moderator.

Recognized for his influence and contributions, Kawa has been named one of Sierra Leone’s ‘100 Most Influential Youths’ by Sierra Youth Magazine through the Ministry of Youth for 2018/19 and was honored by ‘Salone Times’ as one of the ‘10 Most Influential Sierra Leoneans’ in 2023.
Languages
English Fula French
+1
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+8
Skills
Travel Natural Disasters Training
+12

Kelvin Xander Lewis

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Kelvin Xander Lewis is a journalist based in Freetown, Western Area, Sierra Leone.

I am a broadcast journalists and also a print journalist. I extensively covered the rebel war which lasted for 11 years and have worked for international radio like Voice Of America and radio France International (Read more English). I have worked for magazines like the now defunct West Africa magazine printed in the UK.

I am also now working as a print journalist doing features, investigative pieces and interviews. I edit a local newspaper.

I have done some TV interviews and (live and recorded) over the years.

I also do fixing, which I have done for various reputable news organisations visiting Sierra Leone.
Languages
English
Services
Interview (Print / Radio / Podcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Fact Checking

Olusegun Ogundeji

Freetown, Sierra Leone
Olusegun is a journalist with over a decade experience. He focuses on issues related to Africa including technology as they impact lives of end-users. He's worked for the world's largest tech media and event company, International Data Group IDG, the European Union Election Observation Mission (Read moreSierra Leone 2012) and Concord Times newspaper in Freetown. His main area of scientific interest is on technology usage and its impacts.
Languages
English Spanish French
+1
Services
Feature Stories Fact Checking
Skills
Research Fact Checking

James Tamba-Martha

Freetown, Sierra Leone
James Tamba-Martha is a dedicated photographer and filmmaker who lives in Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa. His main goal is to capture the beauty of ordinary moments through his photographs. James strongly believes in the power of visual storytelling and uses his camera to tell compelling Read morestories.

For James, every project is an opportunity to create something unique. He approaches each shoot with a combination of creativity, technical expertise, and attention to detail. Whether it's a portrait, a stunning landscape, or a captivating short film, he strives to capture the essence of the moment and create visual stories that will have a lasting impact.

With over five years of experience in the field, James has worked on a diverse range of projects, including collaborations with Andrea Stultiens, a photographer and researcher from The Netherlands, Judith Prat a Spanish Photographer and Filmmaker and the Gullah Geechee Sierra Leone, a black American Pan-African organization. His work was recognized at the Sierra Leone photo exhibition in Freetown, celebrating the first Birthday of King Charles III in the UK, and also in the newsletter of the Africa Young Indigenous Leaders, a Pan-African organization based in South Africa. James' content has been accepted on international photo collection platforms and websites such as Flickr, Getty Images, PayDeck, and Newshunter, and his work has been credited on many social media platforms.

Such recognition fuels James' commitment to pushing the boundaries of creativity, and he continues to strive for excellence in all of his work.
Languages
English
Services
Documentaries
Skills
Social War Reporter Cultural
+3
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