Tag: Journalist

7th June 2019

Susan Njanji

Southern African regional correspondent, Agence France-Presse (AFP)

Reporting from the frontline

Long-time Southern African regional correspondent Susan Njanji from Zimbabwe was one of very few black African female journalists to cover the genocide in Rwanda. Here she reflects on the challenges that she’s faced when reporting from the frontline as a woman – and why gender should never be a factor in deciding who gets the […]

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20th May 2019

Berna Namata

Acting Branch Manager, The East African

The biggest challenge to a robust media is relevancy

Berna Namata has been a business journalist for more than six years, mostly in Rwanda. She spent a year in London as a Chevening scholar. She returned in 2017 and currently works in Rwanda for the Nation Media Group’s popular regional weekly newspaper, The East African. In this guest blog for the Foreign Office, she […]

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3rd May 2012 Washington DC, USA

James Barbour

by James Barbour

Press Secretary and Head of Communications

World Press Freedom Day

This week marks two auspicious events.  One year ago yesterday, I started work at the Embassy in Washington.  Even aside from the mad dash to the airport in Moscow, the missed flights and unplanned but very pleasant stopover in Copenhagen, it was quite the day to remember. It’s also World Press Freedom Day, the day […]

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