Asmaa James

Award Winning Journalist & Advocate

The Most Respected Voice on Sierra Leone’s Radio Air Space

Asmaa James is an award winning  broadcast journalist, and anchor of ‘Good Morning Sierra Leone’, the most important breaking news, current events, and human rights program on Radio Democracy 98.1. In addition to this Ms. James was crucial to the survival of 98.1 after the radio station was evicted from its initial home 10 years ago, she single-handedly campaigned, and fund raised for the resources to build a new station.

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Orange Sierra Leone and others finance medical evacuation of 5-year-old rape survivor

The Asmaa James Foundation has been able to fundraise for the medical evacuation and treatment of a 5-year-old rape survivor previously at Aberdeen Women’s Center and Emergency Hospital. In February 2018, Angela (not her real name) was... Read More

Orange Sierra Leone and others finance medical evacuation of 5-year-old rape survivor

The Asmaa James Foundation has been able to fundraise for the medical evacuation and treatment of a 5-year-old rape survivor previously at Aberdeen Women’s Center and Emergency Hospital. In February 2018, Angela (not her real name) was... Read More

”Reflections on my journalism journey after 18 years On Air”

June marks my 18th anniversary as a broadcast journalist in Sierra Leone. I started my career as a volunteer journalist. I went through the ranks and today, I am Station Manager at Radio Democracy 98.1FM, one of Sierra Leone’s leading... Read More

New form of drug abuse in Sierra Leone

Today is the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is a United Nations international day against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade. It is observed... Read More

Evelyn Royal Academy topped AJF first inter-secondary school debate competition

The Asmaa James Foundation held its first ever inter-secondary school debate on the use of contraceptives. Teenagers representing four different senior secondary schools debated the pros and cons of making contraceptives available to... Read More

AJ Foundation to hold ‘adolescent reproductive health debate’

The Asmaa James Foundation will host its first ever inter secondary school debate competition to increase awareness about adolescent reproductive health issues. Students from St. Joseph Secondary School, Evelyn’s Royal Academy Senior... Read More

Women’s rights are fundamental but needs the right approach to protecting them. – AYV News Reports on Black Tuesday in Kambia.

Click on the link below to watch the report made by AYV on Black Tuesday in Kambia VIDEO-2019-05-03-18-11-56... Read More

Asmaa James selected one out of Fifty Most Influential Women

Selected as one of the Fifty Most Influential Women in Sierra Leone, Asmaa James participated in the second monthly leadership and inspirational forum for girls held in Moyamba on Wednesday 30th April 2019. Mrs. James admonished the girls... Read More

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND NEVER GIVE UP, ASMAA JAMES INSPIRES CHILDREN OF MOYAMBA DISTRICT

Selected as one of the Fifty Most Influential Women in Sierra Leone, Asmaa James participated in the second monthly leadership and inspirational forum for girls held in Moyamba on Wednesday 30th April 2019. Mrs. James admonished the girls... Read More

“Best Collaboration Award” for the “Black Tuesday campaign” at the Sister’s Choice Award.

At the Sister’s Choice Award, the Asmaa James Foundation and Purposeful Productions were recognized for “Best Collaboration” between organizations for the “Black Tuesday” Campaign. In December 2018, I launched  “Black... Read More

Asmaa James’ Narnia Daycare Experience

I made a surprise visit to Narnia Daycare career day programme. It was such fun to see all the kids in their colorful career outfits, looking very brisk and elegant. Seeing the kids in their different work attire gave me goosebumps. The... Read More

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