Motunrayo Famuyiwa-Alaka

Motunrayo Famuyiwa-Alaka is a media, communication and development innovator and ED/CEO of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism, Lagos. She has worked to expand the frontiers of social justice, democracy, development and human rights in Nigeria, Africa and globally through journalism, communications and development. She led the creation of the Nigeria Investigative Journalism Network in 2011. She has designed over a dozen journalism programmes, training curricula and media monitoring reports across genres of the media including photojournalism and cartooning. She has also trained over 2000 reporters across 140 media organisations and led the implementation of over 400 published news stories. Motunrayo serves on the board of the Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism, US as secretary and she is an advisory council member for the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) Nigeria Media Innovation Program (NAMIP). In 2014, she initiated the Report Women Programme and produced a documentary - “Report Women: Untold Stories of Girls and Women in Nigeria”. Motunrayo Alaka designed the Female Reporters Leadership Programme that has influenced conversations and changes around the leadership status of women in journalism. She co-produced an investigative series, Lagos Voices. She is currently leading 26 media and media related organisations on the Collaborative Media Engagement for Development Inclusivity Accountability (CMEDIA) project, an intervention focused on media independence and accountability at the sub- national levels of government. She also serves as the Media and Journalism Coordinator for the 18 MacArthur Foundation direct grantees in Nigeria. When she is not working, she loves to bond with her big community of family and friends.

നൈജീരിയന്‍ ആശയവിനിമയ തന്ത്രജ്ഞയും എഴുത്തുകാരിയും. 1981 മെയ് 21 ന് നൈജീരയയില്‍ ജനനം. സ്റ്റാന്‍ ഫോര്‍ഡ് യൂണിവേഴ്‌സിറ്റി ഫെലോഷിപ്പിനായി തിരഞ്ഞെടുത്ത 7 പത്രപ്രവര്‍ത്തകരില്‍ ഒരാളും ഏക നൈജീരിയക്കാരിയുമാണ്. നിലവില്‍ വോള്‍ സോയിങ്ക സെന്റ്റര്‍ ഫോര്‍ ഇന്‍വെസ്‌റിഗേറ്റിവ് ജേര്‍ണലിസത്തില്‍ സേവനം അനുഷ്ഠിക്കുന്നു.