Akwe Amosu

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Akwe Amosu, a member of the International Women's Media Foundation's board of directors, is a Senior Policy Analyst for Africa at the Washington Office of the Open Society Institute. She facilitates links between OSI's Africa-based foundations, initiatives and grantees, and the international policy community in Washington, DC, as well as sharing OSI perspectives on African issues and collaborating with other organizations in areas of joint concern.

"Amosu is a former journalist with experience in print and broadcast reporting and editing; content acquisition and production for online media; and project development and negotiation of strategic alliances for international media organizations. She worked as the executive editor/producer for AllAfrica Global Media and its website allAfrica.com, the largest distributor of African news and information worldwide.

"Prior to joining AllAfrica, Amosu was a senior editor (executive producer) at the BBC World Service in London, where she was responsible for flagship World Service programs and for award-winning African Service shows. While at the BBC, she forged a path-breaking joint venture between that media company and the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Amosu has also served as a desk editor at the Financial Times (London), a reporter for West Africa magazine and a management consultant.“ [1]

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  1. Our Team, TrustAfrica, accessed October 24, 2007.