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Omoyele Sowore

Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Sahara Reporters

Sowore has been a pivotal part of Nigeria’s political and democratic process for approximately 30 years and continues to advocate for justice, equality, security, democracy, accountability, and economic empowerment on the local, national, and international stage. Omoyele Sowore came to national prominence when he led a nationwide protest against the menace of secret cults on campuses around the country in 1992. As a national Students’ Union Leader and advocate, his courage, passion, and skills of engaging Nigerians and building consensus grew into a formidable national political consciousness and prominence in 1993.

In 2006, he founded SaharaReporters, a new website dedicated to exposing corruption and official malfeasance in Nigeria. His pioneering work promoting citizen journalism across Africa has helped to redefine how digital journalism.

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On your to-do-list: rethink the way you are covering migrations

Greek National Opera (ground floor)

Migration coverage has always been a hot topic, often accompanied by accusations of bias. But it is very difficult to be fair and balanced when lives are at risk and data are incomplete. Today, the topic of migrations is often used as a political weapon and it has become more difficult for media professionals to […]

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