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MEDIA/JOURNALISM Tekabech has MA in Journalism from Comenius University – Brtislava Czechoslovakia. She has obtained certificate from Kotebe Teachers Training. Her major training is on women in development, training workshop on women; gender and development; personnel administration; capacity building workshop based on violence in sexual and reproductive health programs. Among her previous experience the notable ones are president of Ethiopian media women’s Association, editor of Addis Zemen Amharic daily news-paper, Information center head of Ethiopian Press Agency, Information center assistant at Ethiopian Press Agency; Head of women’s Affairs Department at Ministry of Information, editor: Women’s page on Addis Zemen Amharic daily newspaper and editor of Yekatit Amharic monthly magazine.

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GENDER/MEDIA Selam is a media consultant specializing in the intersection of media with gender, conflict, and social change.  She has over 10 years of experience working as a country lead, capacity development lead, writer, strategist, campaigner, researcher, and trainer. Selam has also developed multiple guides, training manuals, and campaign strategies to create social awareness on gender and contribute to a more responsible media that is sensitive to gender and conflict reporting. Additionally, she is the founder and leader of multiple projects and initiatives in areas of gender-based violence, mainstreaming women’s rights and inclusion, media and social analysis, social movement data mapping in Africa, and more.

  • Email: selammussietadesse@gmail.com
  • Mobile Number: 251930011997

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MEDIA/TRAINER Ruth holds a Master’s Degree in Media, Campaigning and Social Change from the University of Westminster, London.  She has over eight years’ experience in media productions and media training. She specializes in radio and podcast productions, and media capacity building trainings.  

  • Email: ruthbek7@gmail.com
  • Mobile Number: 251911471694

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MEDIA/FACT CHECKER/TRAINER Rehobot is a fact-checker and an independent media consultant. She is a founder of Niqu Ethiopia, a media consultancy, that focuses on countering disinformation and enhancing media literacy in Ethiopia. She is working as a consultant and a trainer with different organizations. Previously she worked as a lead fact-checker at one of the local fact-checking initiative, HaqCheck/ Inform Africa. She worked as a show host, participates in research, and engages in other countering disinformation related activities.

  • Email: rehobot.ay@gmail.com
  • Mobile Number: 251929048772

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BRANDING/ COMMUNICATION Rahwa combines marketing, media and strategy  to tell stories. Working for Heineken and Euromonitor International among others, her professional experience spans in research, brand management, fashion, media and creative communication sectors. Based in Ethiopia, Rahwa currently works at Unbox Marketing; a result-oriented consumer  research, brand strategy, brand design, website development and digital communications agency she co-founded. Rahwa holds a BA in business administration, master’s in Marketing Management and is a 2019 Mandela Washington fellow. 

  • Email: rahwa@unboxstories.net
  • Mobile Number: 251920105682

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