Oumarou Gado

Oumarou Gado has ten years’ experience as a professional journalist in Niger, including radio, television and print work. He works for the radio and television group Saraounia à Niame and is the founder and editor of a weekly newspaper La Flamme (The Flame), which publishes opinion and analysis pieces. Working in this field has given Gado an excellent overview of social and political issues in Niger. He has also started an initiative to introduce journalism to local representatives of rural communities.