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14th December 2018

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The www.theorganiser.net news website is a Sierra Leone publication launched in May 16, 2015 in London. It is the forerunner of the defunct Freetown Daily News established in 2008 and subsequently the Press United newspaper founded in 2010.


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THE TEAM


   
Abu Shaw
 
Founder / Editor / Publisher, London
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Abu Bakar Shaw, known commonly as Abu Shaw, holds a Masters of Science degree in Corporate Communications and a Bachelor of Arts degree in New Media Journalism with Law, both from Thames Valley University, now University of West London. Mr. Shaw started his journalism profession as a budding sports reporter in 1989 in the West African state of Liberia.

Has many Journalism Certificates under his belt. His first Diploma was from the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) in association with the African American Institute in Monrovia in 1993. In Liberia in 1989, Abu Shaw was Sports Reporter for the Sporting Life newspaper and later as Political Reporter for the Monrovia Daily News newspaper in 2002.

In Freetown, the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) in collaboration with Thomson Foundation based in Wales conferred on Mr. Shaw a Journalism Diploma in 1996. Then became the Production and Business Manager of Sierra Leone's best selling and award winning newspaper, the Expo Times from 1995 to 1998. From 2005 to 2007, he was the London Correspondent for the Canada based Patriotic Vanguard news website. In 2011 in Freetown, Mr. Abu Shaw was the proud Editor of Sierra Leone’s best selling and widely read newspaper, the Awareness Times.

Currently, Abu Shaw is the Founder, Editor and Publisher of the Sierra Leone newspaper theorganiser.net in London. Launched in May 16, 2015, it is the forerunner of the now defunct Freetown Daily News established in 2008 and subsequently the Press United newspaper founded in 2010.

Also, in March 2018, Abu Shaw commenced a live weekly African television broadcast on GNTV UK to review daily UK newspapers as well as analyse latest news across the Africa continent. The GNTV UK 'Talk Africa' programme is on SKY TV channel 182 and on Free View TV channel 168 and also on Facebook. Mr. Shaw is on GNTV UK every Tuesday morning from 6:30 am to 8:30 am London Time.

Abu Shaw was born in December 2, 1962 in Kenema, eastern province of Sierra Leone. Had his primary and secondary education at St. Charles Lwanga Primary School and the Government Secondary School in Kenema. And later attended the Koyeima Government Secondary School in Bo District, south of Sierra Leone. He is presently a member of the National Union of Journalist (NUJ) in United Kingdom.


   
Awe Olu David‏
 
News & Business Editor, Freetown
   

Mr. David holds BSc in Business Administration from the University of Lagos. He later broadened his new technology career by pursing Computer Science. Upon graduation, he became a lecturer in Computing Software in Ghana, the Gambia and subsequently in Sierra Leone.

Our News Editor has nearly 10 years of journalism experience in Sierra Leone where he started with the Examiner newspaper as a feature writer on variety of topics. Mr David, born in Nigeria, has written several Information Technology articles for the IEAS publishing company in Gambia.

He is also a prolific poem writer and his flair in poetic writings did not go unnoticed for long. He was eventually awarded the Best Poet of the Year trophy by the International Society of Poets.

Mr. David has been a devoted contributor as Chief Political Correspondent for the defunct Freetown Daily News and the Press United, the forerunner of the Organiser publication. He has also worked as Editor-in-Chief for the Plain Truth newspaper and as Editor and Layout Artist for the Parrot newspaper in Sierra Leone.


   
Patrick Jakema‏
 
Chief Correspondent South, Bo
   

Mr. Patrick Jakema holds BA in Education Linguistics from Njala University College in Sierra Leone and has many journalism certificates under his belt. He is presently the correspondent for the Cotton Tree News CTN radio and freelancing for the Concord Times newspaper and the BBC Service trust Sierra Leone.

He is also the Public Relations Officer of ADDO Caritas in Freetown and Bo. Mr. Jakema, who has over 14 years of journalism experience behind him, is a former reporter for both the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service SLBS and the United Nations Radio in Sierra Leone. Mr. Jakema has also reported for the Voice of America since 2013.

He has also been a devoted Southern Province Chief Correspondent for both the Freetown Daily News and Press United, the forerunner to the Organiser publication.

The untiring devotion of our Chief Correspondent South resulted to him bagging the Best Journalism Prize (2009/2010) award for the Southern Region by the Bo District Descendant Association BODA in southern Sierra Leone. Mr Jakema was born in Daru, Kailahun in eastern province.


   
Philip Koroma‏
 
Chief Correspondent East, Kenema
   

Our Chief Correspondent East is currently the Production Manager of the Cotton Tree News CTN radio since 2012. In 2009, Mr Philip Koroma also served as producer, presenter and reporter for the Cotton Tree CTN radio. Mr Koroma started his journalism work in 2005 when he became a budding reporter volunteering for the Eastern Community Radio in Kenema where the radio station was first established in Sierra Leone. 

His radio skills were quickly spotted by management and he was subsequently deployed in Pujehun District in order to beef up the performance of Radio Wanjei. He became the Acting Station Manager there for six months in 2007 during Sierra Leone’s Presidential elections.

When he returned to Kenema, our man was asked to join the Cotton Tree News at Mount Aureol in Freetown for more work experience. Mr Philip Koroma was born in Kenema. He attended the Wesleyan Primary School in Kenema where he acquired the National Primary School Examination (NPSE).

He later enrolled at the Government Secondary School from 1999/2002 with a Basic Entrance Certificate Examination (BECE). Our man also attended the Holy Trinity Secondary School in Kenema from 2002/2005 and sat the West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination. He eventually entered the Eastern Polytechnic in Kenema in 2008 and graduated with a Higher Teachers certificate in 2011.


   
Issa Mansaray
 
Chief Correspondent North, Makeni
   

Our Chief Correspondent North holds a Diploma in Journalism and Administration from the Makeni Polytechnic. Mr Mansaray has a rich experience in both print and the electronics media.

He started his journalism profession as a freelancer with the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service SLBS now renamed the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation SLBC from 2001 to 2010.

He subsequently resumed his print media work by joining the New Citizen newspaper in 2005 and later the Examiner newspaper in Freetown. Our Makeni correspondent attended the St. Francis Secondary Makeni.


 

The Organiser Newspaper 

Tel: 0044/7490157158

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TRIBUTE: ALPHA SHAW


1958 -1980

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