What’s it like to be an African journalist in Britain making films about Africa? Somalian-born Jamal Osman is an outstanding journalist and a brilliant film-maker who creates work that reveals but also challenges the viewer. He’s the next speaker in our Media Agenda Talks series.
He will be at LSE next Tuesday 4th at 5pm in the New Theatre Houghton Street, as usual.
Jamal is an award-wining London-based journalist and filmmaker specialising in Africa. He has produced/reported for Channel 4, the Guardian and Aljazeera English.
His work challenges perceptions of Africa and dig deeper into some important issues in Africa itself, but also into the relationship between the West and Africa.
Jamal has won several awards including the Royal Television Society (RTS) Independent Award 2012, the Amnesty International Gaby Rado Memorial Award 2010, the news story of the year prize at the Foreign Press Association (FPA) Awards 2009; the prize for Kingston University News Reporter of the Year 2009; was nominated for the FPA Sports Award 2011, the RTS Independent Award 2010; Amnesty International Media Awards 2009; Rory Peck Impact Award 2009.
Check out Jamal’s website which has examples of his work: http://jamalosman.com/