Labour Migration Media Programme

African Women in Media (AWiM), in partnership with the African Union (AU), International Labour Migration (ILO) and International Organization for Migration (IOM), have launched the Labour Migration Reporting Programme. The programme features the Labour Migration Media AWards, Labour Migration Reporting Training Programme, and research into the lived experiences of labour migration journalists in Africa. As […]

Labour Migration Media Programme

African Women in Media (AWiM), in partnership with the African Union (AU), International Labour Migration (ILO) and International Organization for Migration (IOM), have launched the Labour Migration Reporting Programme. The programme features the Labour Migration Media AWards, Labour Migration Reporting Training Programme, and research into the lived experiences of labour migration journalists in Africa. As […]

Labour Migration Media Awards

African Women in Media (AWiM), in partnership with the African Union (AU), International Labour Migration (ILO) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) launch the Labour Migration Media Awards. With labour migration becoming an increasingly important policy issue, the awards aim to celebrate and honour African journalists committed to labour migration issues in their reportage. It […]

Vacancy, Research Consultant

Deadline:  18th September 2020 Download Job Advert: Research Consultant About African Women in Media (AWiM)  African Women in the Media started as a Facebook group in August 2016 with the aim to positively impact the way media functions in relation to African women. Our members are African women from a diverse range of media backgrounds. […]

Happy World Photography Day!!!

Happy World Photography Day!!! Since 1823 when Joseph Nicéphore Niépce took the first photograph with a camera, the world has come a long way from there. From analogue cameras, the use of the original light-rooms and now the digital age, with our fast paced world, fast shutter-speed and now digital light-rooms, photography has truly evolved […]

DR. YEMISI AKINBOBOLA

C.E.O & Co-founder, AWiM

Dr Yemisi Akinbobola is an award-winning journalist, academic, consultant and co-founder of African Women in Media (AWiM). AWiM’s vision is that one-day African women will have equal access to representation in media. Joint winner of the CNN African Journalist Award 2016 (Sports Reporting), Yemisi ran her news website IQ4News between 2010-14.
Yemisi holds a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies from Birmingham City University, where she is a Senior Lecturer. She has published scholarly research on women’s rights, African feminism, and journalism and digital public spheres. She was Editorial Consultant for the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 commemorative book titled “She Stands for Peace: 20 Years, 20 Journeys”, and currently hosts the book’s podcast.
She speaks regularly on issues relating to gender and media. In 2021 she was recognized as one of 100 Most Influential African Women.