Zhiroh Jairus Jatau

As Programme Officer – Press Freedom, Zhiroh plays a crucial role in advocating for and promoting free and independent media in Africa – fostering an environment where the media can thrive – part of AMDF’s broad objective of defending journalists’ rights and ensuring media freedom. Her primary responsibilities involve campaigning for the release of imprisoned journalists, organizing workshops on…

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Iliya Kure

Iliya is a seasoned journalist and press freedom advocate, who worked with both Nigerian and international media organisations. He has over 20 years of experience working in the media and communication field. He worked as a reporter for Radio Nigeria Kaduna and the Voice of America. He also freelanced for the e- Global Notícias em Português (Portuguese) and the New…

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Hannatu Musa Mato

Hannatu holds M.A in English Language from Kaduna State University (KASU). She also studied English Language as an undergraduate. As Senior Communications Officer Hannatu leads and manages AMDF’s overall communications/public education function, and supervises others (e.g. Communications Officer, graphic designers, printers, technical support, photographers/videographers and other vendors) who are involved in supporting communications. She works jointly with the Management…

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Joy Gadani

As Senior Programme Officer – Gender & Social Justice, Joy is at the forefront of promoting gender balance in the workplace and fostering a vibrant media ecosystem.   Her work among others includes the implementation of AMDF strategy for mainstreaming gender and social inclusion in program activities and developing an action plan. Provision of necessary orientation and advice to…

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Norice Emmanuel

As Press Freedom Researcher in AMDF, Norice monitors and reports press freedom violations in Africa. She makes contacts with oppressed journalists in Africa, as well as manages the Africa Press Freedom Tracker its social media handles; feeding followers and subscribers with latest developments on press freedom on the continent. Norice is committed to promoting the rights of Journalists and…

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Sekyen Dadik

Sekyen worked as a journalist in Nigeria before delving into Media Development work. She has been involved in training of journalists in Nigeria on Development Journalism, Investigative journalism and Peace Journalism among others. She has passion for Development and Advocacy journalism and values integrity, truth and professionalism. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Conflict Management and Peace…

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Gimbiya Sambo

As Finance officer, Gimbiya’s work involves management of financial records of projects implemented by the organisation. As Administrative Officer Hannatu organises and coordinates admin duties and office procedures that leads to creating and maintaining a pleasant work environment, ensuring high levels of organizational effectiveness, communication and safety. Her duties include inventory management, organizing AMDF’s records, roster scheduling, budget and…

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Benjamin Yunana Maigari

Benjamin’s work involves creation and development of plans, training of staff and volunteers, as well as facilitation of fundraising activities to pursue AMDF’s strategic goals. He takes steps to ensure that AMDF is hitting its fundraising milestones, adhering to its budget, and identifying future fundraising opportunities that are critical for continued growth and stability. He is responsible for supervising…

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