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Rest in Peace Hodan Nalayeh: Her Story in Her Own Words

Hodan Nalayeh was the founder of Integration TV, a platform she set up so that she can change the narrative of Somalia in the news. She was killed in an Al-Shabaab bombing today, alongside her husband, and leaves behind two children.

I was fortunate to interview Hodan in March for our podcast Her Media Diary. She spoke to me about being a media entrepreneur, investing in yourself, and changing narratives about Africa and about African women.

Hodan in her own words:

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  1. She was so passionate about changing the narrative of her beloved Somalia. Never knew about her until the news of her death. I watched her video and met a very vibrant and passionate woman making a difference in her own world and down to earth too. I learned a thing or two. Rest on Hodan Nalayeh.

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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.