Amjata Bayoh is a citizen journalist based in Freetown Sierra Leone. Amjata started his journalism career in 2012 via On Our Radar UK based media group.

He first met On Our Radar back in 2012 in the lead up to the presidential election. After the elections, Amjata stayed in touch with On Our Radar and began working on bringing to light underreported issues from his community, especially health care and education, which he is passionate about. 

In recent times he has served as the Social Media Officer and a mentor for the On Our Radar Comic Relief Beyond the Bite project, working with a network of over 60 community reporters all over Sierra Leone to gather insights into the fight against malaria and Sierra Leone's fragile health system in the context of Covid-19. 

When Ebola struck Sierra Leone, Amjata was one of the most active reporters in the citizen reporting network, capturing the atmosphere of day-to-day life during the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, often reporting on new developments long before international media arrived on the scene. His reporting was featured in global news outlets across the world.

 

Basic information

Name
Amjata Bayoh
Expertise
Community health care and education
Country
Sierra Leone
City
Freetown

Supported projects

How Scorpions and Ghostbusters Fight Corruption in Sierra Leone’s Education Sector

  • Corruption
  • Education
  • Human Rights

FREETOWN - Sierra Leone is one of the least developed countries in the world. Two of the main out of many challenges the West African state is facing are rampant corruption and some of the lowest educational outcomes worldwide.

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