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Olivier_NyirubugaraI am a multilingual, multifaceted  communication, media and journalism expert & lecturer with eleven years of professional experience in Africa and in Europe.

Career History

Lecturing (1) New Media Production, (2) Web Journalism & News Media Convergence, and (3) ICT and International Development. Tasks also include supervising students’ theses.
Personal webpage:http://www.eshcc.eur.nl/english/personal/nyirubugara/

Supervising 5 ICT4D projects aiming to help rural populations in Burkina Faso to generate revenues. Tasks also include fund raising, project conceptions, project formulations, project evaluation and other related tasks

Conducting academic research into digital media with a particular focus on their uses and impact on education. The tasks also included teaching.

Assigning reporters all over Africa and editing articles and video reports for online publication. The tasks also included managing theme-based reporting (business reports for instance) for third-party partners.

  • July 2002 – July 2006: Independent journalist for the UN humanitarian news and analysis agency (IRIN), among others, in the Central African Republic and in The Netherlands.

Monitoring, gathering information and writing news articles for the UN’s Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN). The topics related mostly but not exclusively to humanitarian issues.

Consultancy Experience

Training reporters and communication professional in community reporting using mobile phones. The tasks involve preparing and designing pedagogical materials, conducting workshops and online coaching.
Relevant sites: www.voicesofafrica.com & www.voamf.org

My task consisted in judging and then marking all entries from French speaking countries.

  • October 2011 – January 2012: Monitoring and Evaluating a Citizen Journalism project in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, for Free Press Unlimited

My task consisted in moderating and discussions that included senior government officials from several countries

My task consisted in moderating and discussions that included senior government officials from several countries





  • English
  • French
  • Dutch
  • Kiswahili
  • Sangho (CAR)
  • Lingala (DR Congo & Rep of Congo)
  • Kinyarwanda

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