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Adolescent Reporting: Zamireports’ founding editor to share her journey as a gender activist and journalist

The founding editor of www.zamireports.com, Zubaida Afua Mabuno Ismail is billed to share her experience working as a gender activist and editor of Ghana’s only news portal dedicated to publishing stories on children, girls, and women at a media sensitization workshop being organized by the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund, Ghana in Prampram in the Greater Accra region.

As part of the workshop slated for July 10, Dean of the School of Information and Communication Studies at the University of Ghana, Professor Audrey Gadzekpo will facilitate a conversation expected to enhance the capacity of participating journalists to report more “comprehensively on adolescent girl issues”.

“The main aim of the workshop is to enhance your capacity to report more comprehensively on adolescent girl issues”, an invitation letter signed by Muhammed Rafiq Khan, the Child Protection Chief of UNICEF Ghana said.

Miss Ismail has led and championed the rights of girls, women, and children through her work as the former northern region correspondent of the Media General Group until May 2020 when she resigned from her position.

She joined France’s leading media platform Radio France Internationale as a correspondent for its podcast dubbed Africa__Calling which airs twice each month.

“As a journalist who is interested in gender issues, we believe your participation in the workshop will strengthen collaboration with UNICEF and foster networking with other like-minded journalists.”

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Miss Ismail continues to provide a platform for women and children in her reporting. As the founding editor of  www.zamireports.com, she has trained her volunteer reporters on gender sensitive reporting, grooming them into making gender reporting their specialty.

“This gives me so much joy because it affirms what I have always believed in which is, doing whatever you’re involved in with all your might because you have no idea who is watching. I appreciate this opportunity to share the beautiful journey of www.zamireports.com.”

and also inspire others not give up on their dreams because dreams do come through.”

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United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund, is a United Nations agency responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children worldwide.

“UNICEF Ghana has joined hands with the Government of Ghana to champion the cause of children and their development, including advocating for the rights of adolescent girls. As a key stakeholder in development in Ghana, UNICEF would like to work more closely with you to give every adolescent girl in Ghana a fair chance in life.”


ZAMI REPORTS celebrated its first anniversary championing the rights of children, girls, and women across all sixteen regions of Ghana. Under its mentorship projects, the founding editor Zubaida Mabuno Ismail has trained practicing and aspiring journalists on gender sensitive reporting, adolescent reporting, and also Covid-19 and human rights reporting under the Mobilizing Media to Fighting Covid-19, a project funded by Journalists for Human Rights in Canada.


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