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Unwana Udobang

Durban 2016
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Unwana Udobang is a multimedia journalist, writer, poet and filmmaker based in Lagos. Her work covers women’s rights, human interest stories, art and culture. She has worked as a freelance features producer and presenter for the BBC Radio4,  BBC World Service and Resonance FM. She has been a freelance writer and contributor for Al Jazeera, The Guardian (UK), Bella Naija and the Huffington Post. In 2016, she was longlisted for the One World Media award in the "Women’s Rights in Africa" award category, for her story on the Mirabel rape crisis centre for Al Jazeera. She worked as a radio presenter and producer at 92.3 Inspiration FM in Lagos for more than six years and hosts the television show Airtel Touching Lives.  She is the producer of the documentary “Sensitive Skin,” a documentary film about the skin condition psoriasis, the poetry series “Words and Inspirations” and the interview series “Culture Diaries.” She is a graduate of the University for the Creative Arts with a first class degree in journalism.


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    Last month I got the opportunity to attend the annual AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa, thanks to an International Reporting Project (IRP) fellowship. Amongst many enlightening sessions was a pre-conference keynote...

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    Despite the advances in treatment and biomedical intervention, HIV continues to spread at alarming rates among women in sub- Saharan Africa where who account for nearly 6 out of 10 adults infected. So identifying...

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