Fatou Wurie

Fatou Wurie

Fatou Wurie is a social activist, public speaker and the founder of The Survivor Dream Project, a non-profit organization that offers holistic support to women and youth survivors of trauma. Fatou has worked for UNMEER, UNICEF, Options UK and other bi-lateral organizations as advocacy and communications advisor. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Forbes, MamaYe Campaign, UNICEF Innovations Blog, Amnesty International Digital Blog, The Journalist, and The Africa Report’s ‘Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary People’ Section. Fatou speaks on platforms like The Moth, UNICEF Innovation Summit, Red Cross Humanitarian Conference, and the Oxford-Africa Conference and is an active participant at the diaspora workshop for humanitarian action and mobilization across Europe. She holds a BA from the University of British Columbia and will be a graduate student at The University of Oxford in the 2016 fall.

Archive Sessions and Events Featuring Fatou Wurie

Sep 242016

Images of Africa: Lessons Learned from Media Coverage of Crises

At the height of the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, there was intense global media coverage — much of it focused on international aid efforts. The media was criticized for depicting Africans as silent victims, ignoring the many citizens who mobilized to fight the epidemic. What role can media play in conveying a more nuanced and multifaceted view?

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