Meet Our Team

Osman Benk Sankoh - Editor Twitter: @masiemra

Editor

Communications Expert with over seventeen years of experience. Former journalist with Concord Times newspaper, reported on the country’s peace process including the TRC and UN backed Special Court. Worked with the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) Community Outreach Unit, and headed the unit in 2012. Studied Journalism at Fourah Bay College, Reuters Fellow from Rhodes University, South Africa, and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Conflict Transformation from the School for International Training (SIT), Vermont USA. Osman is passionate about outreach. During his time with UNMIL, he helped identify and develop a cadre of highly popular artists, empowering them to play a pivotal role as outreach messengers in disarmament, demobilization and rehabilitation of former combatants. He also developed messages about rule of law, anti-mob violence and anti-rape, peace and reconciliation. 

Bai Bai Sesay - Sierra Leone Bureau Chief

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Bai-Bai Sesay has many years of experience in the field of journalism both locally and internationally. He is currently the Managing Editor of the Independent Observer newspaper. Bai-Bai is also the editor of the online news website www.expotimesonline.net, managing editor of Update Newspaper, and works for several international media outlets such as, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) based in Ghana, and Internews Agency in the United States of America (USA). 

Bai-Bai Sesay holds a Diploma in Journalism from the London School of Journalism (LSJ) and is a member of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ), the Society for Environmental Journalists based in the USA, and the Center for International Media Ethnics (CIME).

‎Sesay has won several awards including Best Development Journalism in 2009, Best report on ICT in 2010 and 3rd prize in an essay competition for journalists in celebration of World Press Freedom Day in 2012 organized by the United States Embassy in Sierra Leone. 

Gibralla Abass Wisdom Kamara - Northern Province Correspondence

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Abass Wisdom Kamara is a journalist, activist, entertainment promoter, and an entrepreneur. Born in Port Loko, Abass did his primary education in Port Loko and moved to Murialdo Secondary School for Boys in Lunsar to complete his high school education.

He later did Accounting and Finance at the College of Management and Administration (COMA), Computer Science at the University of Makeni (UNIMAK), and various online courses in Mass Communication, Collaborative Workforce, and Media Ethics.

Having worked for several electronic and print media in the North, Abass serves in many capacities as an activist in reaching the less privileged. He is the Founder and Country Coordinator for a non-profit, Help the Young to Grow Organisation Sierra Leone, Outreach Officer for Africa my Africa Organisation, reporter and presenter for the online radio and TV YOYO Network based in the USA .