Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2019

Wed, 1 May -
8:45 to 18:00

Joint Media Forum - Challenges and opportunities for the Media in the Age of Disinformation

Roukaya Kasenally

CEO, African Media Initiative

As from 1st January 2018, Roukaya Kasenally is the CEO of the African Media Initiative (AMI). She held prior positions at AMI as the Director of Programmes and Knowledge Management (2012 – 2014) and Senior Advisor (2015-2017). Kasenally is also a democracy scholar and a senior lecturer on Media and Political Systems at the University of Mauritius. She has wide experience working in Africa as a consultant for a number of International and Pan African institutions on media and democratic governance. Since July 2015, she is a board director for the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) and as from September 2018, a board member of the West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR). Kasenally has authored / co-authored a number of publications on media and democratic systems. Kasenally has been a Regan Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy (Washington DC) (2011 – 2012) and a Draper Hills Democracy Fellow at Stanford University (2015). She holds a PhD from the University of Sheffield and is fluent in English and French.