Historically, African voices have been underrepresented and misrepresented in global media. Calls for the decolonization of journalism and the global media landscape more broadly have consistently gro...
Adie Vanessa Offiong is an award-winning journalist based in Abuja, Nigeria, with experience in cross border reporting, investigative, science and development journalism. She is currently a reporter with CNN’s As Equals team, which is a series that aims to reveal what systemic gender inequality looks like.
Her works have been published by the British Medical Journal blog, Africa in Fact journal of Good Governance Africa, the International Health Policy newsletter of the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Zam Chronicles, Mail & Guardian, the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR), Daily Trust.
She has received several recognitions for her work including the Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) Journalists of the Year Award for her story ‘Abuja communities where girls are raped en route school,’ and emerging the only female finalist of the Continental Journalism Awards on the African Union Charter, for her story ‘Twists, turns of Benin Republic’s election.