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Olivier_NyirubugaraOLNY Media, as you can easily guess, stands for Olivier Nyirubugara Media, which means that I am the founder and owner of the company. Thus, knowing the company means first knowing who I am. I was born in the mid- 1970s in Rwanda where I completed part of my secondary school before starting a long journey in 1994 that took me through central Africa (Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, and the Central African Republic) and in the Netherlands. My professional life started in 2002 after my graduation in the Central African Republic, when I signed my first contract as local correspondent for the UN’s Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN). Soon after, other similar contracts followed (Deutsche Welle, Radio France International, The Economist, etc.).

Once in the Netherlands, I returned to school to obtain another Master’s degree in Digital Media (2006, Leiden University). I went back into journalism for about two years before joining the University of Amsterdam for a PhD in Media Studies. In early 2012, I started teaching Web Journalism; New Media Production; and ICT & International Development at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR). At the same time, I entered the international development sector as a country manager for Burkina Faso. In 2013, I joined the Hague University of Applied Sciences where I teach Journalism, Media Theory, and International Communication, among others.

I should say that I have been involved in training and coaching activities in Africa since 2007, with more than 100 journalists trained so far in eight countries.

I founded OLNY Media in late 2011 to create a framework in which I will channel my consulting activities in the many communication areas in which I have expertise.


OLNY Media operates under the Dutch Law and is registered in the Chamber of Commerce of Amsterdam under KvK 54013674.

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