Bilkisu Labaran, a veteran journalist with the renowned BBC, promoter of all things African including UKAPES supporter and moderator, talks on the transformation in the world of media and what must be done to adapt to the constant changes. Bilkisu is an Editor at the BBC World Service in London. Her previous role included the Editorial Lead to establish 3 new BBC language services – Pidgin, Yoruba and Igbo. She is also the pioneer editor of the BBC bureau in Abuja. She has had an illustrious career as a highly accomplished international multimedia journalist, working in radio, on TV and online. She played a key role in launching the popular Focus on Africa TV programme. Bilkisu has worked in various roles in journalism including a presenter interviewing several high profile personalities including presidents and prime ministers. Bilkisu is widely travelled across Africa and globally. She has covered major global events for the BBC including the 2008 US Obama elections, Hong Kong handover to China; the Beijing Women’s conference and the lead up to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. She holds a Master’s degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria and has won several awards for academic excellence.
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