My Presentation at the 2021 African Investigative Journalism Conference- Investigating Humanitarian Conflicts and Extra Judicial Killings

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Those you see on that stage are Nigeria’s finest conflict reporting journalists.

Amazing colleagues covering conflicts in Nigeria: Taiwo Hassan Adebayo, Busari Kemi, Kunle Adebajo, Abdulazeez Andulazeez and of course, Amaka Okoye. 

It was ably moderated by our senior, Dr Chido Onumah

Look, it’s such a blessing to be the only lady amongst these brave men, blazing the trail.

I saw the surprise in the eyes of the participants and the many unspoken questions as well.

Since after my session at AIJC 2021, I have had a lot of questions on my inbox. But the most common is, “How are you doing this as a female journalist? Are you not scared for your life?”

Well, I will write a whole epistle on this later.

Before I come back with my tips remember these women did it @clarissawardcnn,  @camanpour , #NimaElbagir# and many others, and are still doing it. So will I. So will you, if this is what you are called to do and be.

Below is my presentation



Amaka Okoye

Amaka Okoye

A seasoned and an award-journalist who has practiced both in and outside of Nigeria. She has covered varied beats but her forte is Conflict and Crisis Reporting. She majors in reporting terrorism, banditry and abductions in the Northern part of Nigeria.

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