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Chido Onumah

Kenya 2012
African Centre for Media & Information Literacy (AFRICMIL)
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Chido Onumah is a Nigerian journalist, based in Abuja. He has worked as a journalist in Nigeria, Ghana, Canada, and India. He has been involved for more than a decade in media training for professional journalists as well as promoting media and information literacy in Africa. He is currently coordinator of the African Centre for Media & Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), Abuja, Nigeria. AFRICMIL is a pan-African centre dedicated to a new vision of media and information literacy in Africa. From 2002 to 2004, Onumah worked as Director of Africa programs at the Panos Institute in Washington, DC, helping journalists in West Africa, as well as the Caribbean, report in depth on issues that are frequently underreported or misreported — issues such as HIV/AIDS, environmental degradation, and ethnic and religious conflicts. Onumah was educated at the University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria, as well as the University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada, where he earned an MA in journalism. He was associate editor of Weekly Insight newspaper, and assistant editor of African Agenda magazine both in Accra, Ghana. He served as coordinator, West African Human Rights Committee, Accra, Ghana, and correspondent for African Observer magazine, New York, and AfricaNews Service, Nairobi, Kenya.


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