Hannane Ferdjani is an Algerian-Nigerien journalist who grew up in Burkina Faso, among other West
African countries. She’s currently a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard
She holds a Bachelor of International Law and Political Science, a Masters of International Relations and Political Security, and a Masters of International JournalismfFrom Cardiff University.
A former producer and freelance reporter at France 24, Hannane has also worked and covered stories in France, China, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and in West and Central Africa.
She namely traveled to the border between Niger and Nigeria to cover the impact of the Boko Haram insurgency on the Diffa region. During her ten-day journey in 2015, she was embedded with the Niger army and visited the Boko Haram strongholds of Malam Fatori and Damasak.
She currently acts as a presenter on Africanews flagship bilingual show, ‘The Morning Call’, and regularly conducts interviews with high profile African figures and produces in-depth field reports.
Twiplomacy – Diplomacy and governance in the age of social media
16:30 – 17:45