Articles by Emma Black

Emma Black is a dedicated, award winning Sierra Leonean journalist. She has worked for over seven years in the media industry as a radio producer and presenter and newspaper reporter. Emma is an active member of Women in the Media Sierra Leone (WIMSL) and the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ). She’s committed to improving conditions for women journalists and the industry. She has written about education issues, the environment, women and children, gender, health, crime, courts and mining. Emma is a “bulldog researcher” and enjoys talking to those whose stories are seldom told. In 2021, Emma became a Fellow of International Women Media Foundation (IWMF) and received training on COVID-19 vaccines. Emma produced three international stories on vaccines, cold chains, side effects and data in Sierra Leone. Emma became a Fellow of the Media and Information Bureau (MIB) in 2019 and wrote stories on artisanal gold mining, diamond diggers and women in mines. With MIB, Emma also researched and wrote stories from the justice sector and how women have been discriminated against within the courts. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Emma wrote stories for Internews on how women have been affected by the virus, the economic impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry and w In November 2010, Emma received a “Journalists for Human Rights” Fellowship to research and write a feature story on a critical education topic. The issue of “ghost students” and school corruption was exposed. The story appeared in African Champion newspaper and won an Independent Media Commission Award in February 2011. Emma is dedicated to self-improvement and takes advantage of all educational opportunities including an eight-week training session offered by Journalists for Human Rights and the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone. She continues to improve her writing and reporting through scholarships and fellowship opportunities.