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Ndey Tapha Sosseh, Founder and Managing Editor

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Ndey Tapha Sosseh is an experienced journalist and newspaper editor.  She also has vast experience working with journalist associations in all the ECOWAS member states and Mauritania.

As project coordinator of the WAJA-Capacity Building Project, Ndey Tapha Sosseh organized training activities for West African journalists.  Since 2014, she focused largely on training women journalists in gender sensitive reporting Women Reporting Women project.

Ms Sosseh has travelled extensively all over Africa to help build stronger journalist unions and works on developing projects for female journalists.  As treasurer of the Federation of African Journalists she contributed to creation of the All Africa Gender Council for journalists.

Ndey Tapha Sosseh currently sits on the board All Africa Human Rights Defenders Network (Kampala, Uganda) as focal point for journalists; board member of the Nobert Zongo Centre for Investigative Journalism (CENOZO), Burkina Faso; board Human Rights Advancement, Development and Advocacy Centre (HURIDAC), Nigeria.

Ndey Tapha Sosseh is first and only female editor-in-chief of a daily newspaper in The Gambia, The Daily Observer (2004-2005), first and only female president of The Gambia Press Union (2008-2011) and first female treasurer of the Federation of African Journalists (2008-2012).

Ndey Tapha Sosseh is also founder member and former secretary general, Coalition for Change, The Gambia (CCG) and Civil Society Associations Gambia under which she has been actively involved in human rights advocacy.

Ndey Tapha Sosseh has an M.A in International Press Journalism (2004), University of Central England in Birmingham, United Kingdom.