Adefemi Akinsanya

Correspondent and anchor, Arise News (Nigeria)

Akinsanya was on the Global Round up at ISOJ 2023. Watch the presentation here.

Adefemi Akinsanya@femmefemi
Adefemi Akinsanya is an international correspondent and anchor for Arise News in Lagos, Nigeria. She has covered a variety of topics including police brutality, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Nigerian population, crisis management, business and economic development, plastic pollution, health and race. She previously worked as a producer for Al Jazeera English, the Turkish public broadcaster TRT World and Thompson Reuters. In October 2021, Akinsanya was assaulted by Nigerian police live on air while covering the anniversary of the #EndSARS anti-police brutality protests.
She is studying how deteriorating media freedom in her country is connected to the protests against police violence. She also is working on building a news management platform to expand journalism jobs and help reporters tell the stories of marginalized communities.