AWiM Pitch Zone Awards

Overview of the Pitch Zone Awards The Pitch Zone awards is a way for journalists to pitch for stories and get funding for these stories. The awards give journalists the opportunity to send in written pitches and defend those stories during a live pitch event in front of the judges for a chance at getting […]

AWiM Photojournalism Project

Overview of project The Agenda 2063 Africa Photojournalism Project, in line with both Africa’s Development Strategy Agenda 2063 and the African Union 2021 Theme “Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Work” aimed to inspire photojournalists from all across the continent to share powerful images telling Africa’s story from an African perspective […]

AWiM Labour Migration Reporting Awards

Overview of the awards and training This project aimed to establish a network of media professionals covering labour and migration in Africa. To achieve this, the project developed a media award, an online training and resource hub and a research project into the lived experiences of African women journalists covering Labour Migration in Africa. This […]


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.