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Ms Ruona Meyer

Visiting Research Associate

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Ruona Meyer is a Nigerian-German journalist, researcher and media trainer with over 19 years of experience across Africa, the UK, the Netherlands and Germany. She specialises in solutions journalism training and DEI consultancy for Africa-focused grants and donor organisations. In 2013, Ruona was awarded Investigative Journalist of the Year by the Wole Soyinka Centre for investigative Journalism. In 2018, she was commissioned by the BBC to work on investigations into pharmaceutical drug cartels in Nigeria. Her television documentary Sweet Sweet Codeine was nominated for an Emmy in 2019.

Ruona is currently a PhD Candidate at De Montfort University, Leicester UK, researching power dynamics in cross-border investigative journalism networks. She also manages the Africa Initiative at the Solutions Journalism Network, coordinating multilingual training, reporting and advocacy of the solutions approach across 40 newsrooms in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda.