Sarah Bomkapre Kamara is a Multimedia award winning journalist from Freetown, Sierra Leone. She has worked for “Cotton Tree News” (CTN), a nation-wide media project funded by several European countries and located at the University of Sierra Leone.
Prior to that she worked for ABC Television, Sierra Leone’s first independent television station and Radio Mount Aureol, the teaching radio station at the University of Sierra Leone. She has also reported for Deutsche Welle English, Germany’s international broadcaster, Bayerischer Rundfunk, southern Germany’s public broadcaster and more.
Her reporting has been recognized by UNICEF, Journalists for Human Rights and the BBC World Service Trust (now BBC Media Action). In 2010 she won two awards for best report on gender issues and best report on education from the Independent Media Commission of Sierra Leone. In 2013, she also won the Netherland’s Voice Magazine African Journalist Award.
She served as the president of Women in the Media Sierra Leone (WIMSAL), an organisation advocating for better conditions of service for female journalists, media and communication practitioners.
Currently a PhD Candidate of Communication Science at the LMU Munich researching Journalism Cultures in Sierra Leone. She holds a Master of Arts in International Journalism from the University of Groningen, Netherlands and a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.
As the Editor-in-Chief of Sonne Magazine, an intercultural platform they tell positive stories of Africans in the diaspora. She is also the Editor-In-Chief of Journalism Cultures Africa, an academic website and blog she founded to report on current trends and changes in the Journalism field.
She is passionate about women’s issues, sometimes a human rights activist and likes to serve through her work as a journalist. A lover of music, animals, sports and adventurous. More here