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Labour Migration Series: Episode 3

This podcast series looks at labour migration in Africa and focuses on how women experience it on different levels. It highlights how African women experience labour migrations locally, regionally and internationally; featuring expert analysis and tips for journalists who report on labour migration issues. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • The experiences of first- and second-generation African migrants who started businesses in the US and the UK
  • Migration that occurs within countries termed developing countries with Oreva Olakpe, a research fellow
    at CERC in Migration based at Ryerson University, Canada
  • Using Wikipedia to boost the visibility of African women, with Shola Olayin of Wikimedia Nigeria

Hosted and produced by Andy Mkosi for African Women in Media

Read the labour migration newsletter that looks into the coverage of labour migration in media and perceptions about labour migrants in Africa here 

 

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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.