Part of The Last Word, a festival where words come alive.

In this special one-off workshop, award-winning Cameroonian journalist Mimi Mefo will share her experiences about reporting in a local context.

Participants will explore the role of local journalism and discuss the skills and tools individual journalists need, including how to speak to different audiences, the role of social media in disseminating information, and the potential risks of being an active and engaged writer.

About Mimi Mefo

Mimi Mefo is currently writer-in-residence with English PEN, the founding centre of the international association of writers.

In September 2018, Mimi established her own independent news platform, Mimi Mefo Info, to provide audiences in Cameroon and beyond with up-to-date information about the situation on the ground, particularly on the violence and unrest in Cameroon’s western regions. Shortly afterwards, in November 2018, Mimi was arrested and imprisoned in relation to her reporting, but was released four days later thanks to unprecedented national and international support.

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