Maikem Emmanuela Kimah is currently Station Manager at a Radio Station (Ndefcam Radio, FM 94.9) in the city of Bamenda, Northwestern Cameroon. She is a freelance reporter with Data Cameroon. Emmanuela is also the Community Manager of Rural Doctors, a local NGO in Cameroon. Emmanuela holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Buea and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Communication and Development. She has worked as broadcast journalist for over 6 years – starting off as a reporter, then News Editor, and now Station Manager. While she has covered health, human interest, politics, community development, elections, and agriculture, she is an advocate of #ThinkB4UClick (combating misinformation, disinformation and fake news on social media). This has led her into the sphere of fact-checking and Data Journalism. Emmanuela is a member of Camasej-North West, Cameroon Journalists’ Trade Union, Cameroon Community Media Network and Congress of African Journalists.
On completing her fellowship with #AFFCameroon, Emmanuela returns to her community to engage colleagues, students, members of community organizations, civil society groups, and rural people in a series of short workshops on fighting misinformation, disinformation and fake news in their communities. She hopes to create more forums on her radio station where she is station manager to the public on the effects of misinformation, disinformation and fake news in our society. Twitter: @ManzieMaikem