OWM Online Workshops for Producing Media From and About Africa

One World Media is proud to present a series of 4 workshops over 2 weeks, with in-depth and interactive conversations on producing media from and about Africa.

Led by talented filmmakers and journalists, the workshops explore how to develop character-led stories that have wide appeal while bringing new perspectives on stories from and about Africa. Hosted by OWM alumni, speakers will reflect on their own experiences and answer audience questions, as they share tips and guidance on getting their stories in front of an international audience.

From multimedia storytelling to solutions journalism, from investigative documentaries to print pieces, the workshops cover a range of stories with powerful narratives in different formats.

Join us for a series of events to hear invaluable insights from experienced professionals and to discuss how to produce complex, nuanced, and creative storytelling that shifts perceptions about and within Africa.


Workshop Sessions

Session 2

How to write engaging print stories: In Conversation with Nosmot Gbadamosi

Thur 12 May, 1pm CAT / 12pm BST

Freelance journalist Nosmot Gbadamosi will share her experience writing and pitching print pieces from across the African continent. From an all-women law firm in Nigeria to skaters in Ghana, Nosmot’s reporting provides nuanced and alternative narratives.

Nosmot Gbadamosi is a journalist and writer of Foreign Policy’s Africa Brief newsletter, reporting on human rights, the environment and sustainable development from across the African continent.

This session will be hosted by Zanji Valerie Sinkala, an investigative multimedia journalist from Zambia, and 2021 OWM Fellow.

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Session 3

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

How to make hard-hitting documentaries: In Conversation with Peter Murimi

Where to start with handling difficult topics and producing investigative documentaries? Filmmaker Peter Murimi will provide insights into the behind-the-scenes of his journalism and share tips on how to bring African stories into international media outlets.

Peter Murimi is an award-winning Kenyan documentary director/producer focusing on hard-hitting social issues.

This session will be hosted by Lydia Matata, a filmmaker, and writer based in Nairobi, 2018 OWM Fellow, and 2021 GSDF Filmmaker.

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Session 4

Thursday, 19 May 2022

How to tell solutions-oriented stories: In Conversation with Dina Aboughazala

To end on a constructive note, Dina Aboughazala will talk about solutions journalism and the importance of reporting on how people respond to problems in their communities. Dina will reflect on how solutions-focused stories can challenge stereotypes and dominant narratives.

Dina Abou ghazala is an Egyptian media entrepreneur and journalist, and the founder of Egab, empowering local journalists from the Middle East and Africa to publish solutions stories in regional and international media outlets.

This session will be hosted by Zimbabwe-based filmmaker and photographer Costa Juta, 2020 OWM Fellow.

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Important Details

All sessions will take place online via Zoom.

If you wish to attend, please book a free ticket in advance of the event. You can register for a specific session or book an All Sessions Pass.

If you have any questions or access requirements, please contact us at contact@oneworldmedia.org.uk in advance of the event.

This event series was made possible through the support of #AfricaNoFilter, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

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