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Samantha Asumadu, founder of Media Diversified, the Media Diversified Experts Directory and the co-founder of Bare Lit Festival, will be the guest speaker at our next meeting. Samantha will talk about her career as a documentary film-maker and journalist, why she founded Media Diversified and her forthcoming book. Full biography below.

We will also do the usual branch business – electing new members and hearing about any issues members have.
Tea and coffee will be provided. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Samantha Asumadu biography

Samantha Asumadu is a former documentary filmmaker and journalist. She is the founder of Media Diversified, the Media Diversified Experts Directory and the co-founder of Bare Lit Festival.

Her decades long commitment to grassroots activism led to her campaigning on issues such as women’s representation in theatre, child abuse in war zones and sickle cell anemia. As a journalist, she was based in East Africa, where she covered stories such as acid attacks, blood minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Kampala bombings of 2010 for news outlets including CNN, Deutsche Welle, Sky News, France 24 and Agence France Presse.

Her first documentary was broadcast by Al Jazeera English in 2009. The Super Ladies is the story of three Ugandan women rally drivers and a race with a dramatic outcome.

Samantha has written for The Guardian, The Telegraph and The New Statesman, appeared as a guest on BBC Women’s Hour, LBC Radio, the Victoria Derbyshire show, BBC World and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

In 2016, Samantha was a judge at the Editorial Intelligence UK Comment Awards in 2016 and was on the advisory panel for the British Film Institute's Black Star Season. She is currently working with the Stuart Hall Foundation on a research project.

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