West African journalist Nasser Diallo to visit as Poynter Fellow

Nasser Diallo, journalist and founder of Jammu Digital Media, will speak at Yale on Wednesday, March 25 as a Poynter Fellow in Journalism.

“A Conversation with Nasser Diallo” will take place at noon in Rm. 127 of Yale Law School, 127 Wall St. The event is free and open to the public.

Diallo is one of the most sought-after radio journalists in West Africa. In 2010 he was featured in the New York Times for his activism, leadership, and dedication to transforming the political landscape in his homeland of Conakry, Guinea.  The American embassy in Guinea selected Diallo in 2008 to join a team of French and American journalists traveling nationwide to cover the presidential election campaign. He has lectured as a guest speaker on journalism in Africa at New York University, Columbia School of Journalism, and Princeton University.

Nasser is also the founder of Jammu Digital Media. For the past two years he worked as a peers trainer supervisor at Harlem United, offering carrier development workshops to HIV-positive and marginalized communities. Currently he serves as intake associate at Upwardly Global, an organization that helps highly skilled immigrants to secure professional jobs in the United States. Nasser holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from Kofi Annan University.

The Poynter Fellowship in Journalism was established by Nelson Poynter, who received his master’s degree in 1927 from Yale. The fellowship brings to campus journalists from a wide variety of media outlets who have made significant contributions to their field. Among recent Poynter fellows are Janet Mock, Seymour Hersh, and Nick Kristof.

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