Wednesday, December 7, 2022

WCW: Stephanie Busari, The Pioneer And Mummy G.O of CNN Africa

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Stephanie Busari is a writer, editor and the first Nigerian lead the CNN Multiplatform Nigeria/W. Africa bureau, [email protected] Stephanie was born in Nigeria but relocated to the UK at the age of 9, Busari studied French and Public Media at Trinity and All Saints College in Leeds and thereafter attended the University of Rennes for an Advanced Diploma Program. Stephanie Busari

Stephanie Busari is a Nigerian journalist notable for exclusively obtaining the ‘proof of life’ video for the missing Chibok schoolgirls in the wake of the Bring Back Our Girls advocacy which led to negotiations with Boko Haram that resulted in the release of over 100 of the kidnapped schoolgirls.

Stephanie Busari started her career at the now defunct New Nation, a London-based newspaper and then moved to the Daily Mirror. She had a brief stint as a freelance journalist at the BBC News before she moved to CNN in 2008 and relocated to Lagos, Nigeria in 2016 to lead CNN’s first digital and multi-platform bureau. In 2015, Busari was part of the team that won a Peabody Award for the CNN’s coverage of the missing Nigerian schoolgirls and in 2017.

Busari’s 2017 TED talk on “How fake news does real harm,” has been viewed over a million times and the transcript translated to over 37 languages. This beautiful Nigerian woman is record-breaker, a pace-setter under her guide the CNN started writing there articles news in local Nigerian languages off Igbo and Yoruba.

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