WIN Welcomes New Trustee: Chido Onumah

October 19, 2021
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WIN is delighted to announce the election of our newest Trustee, Chido Onumah, the coordinator of the African Centre for Media & Information Literacy (AFRICMIL) based in Nigeria.

Chido Onumah is a Nigerian and Canadian journalist, media trainer and human rights activist. He has worked as a journalist in Nigeria, Ghana, Canada, India, and Spain. He has spent over 30 years training journalists and promoting media and information literacy in Africa.

He is currently coordinator of WIN’s associate organisation, AFRICMIL - a pan-African centre dedicated to a new vision of media and information literacy as a key component in the education of young people in Africa. AFRICMIL also works on the promotion of whistleblowing and whistleblower protection in Nigeria through its accountability and good governance project, Corruption Anonymous (CORA).

Chido holds a Ph.D. in communication and journalism from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He is the author of We Are All Biafrans, and has edited several books, including Remaking Nigeria: Sixty Years, Sixty Voices (2020).

In welcoming Chido as a Trustee, WIN’s Executive Director, Anna Myers said:

“We are delighted to have Chido Onumah join us a Trustee of WIN.  Perspectives from Europe and North America are well-represented on our Board and we are keen to hear more from our whistleblowing communities based elsewhere, including from Africa.  Chido is so well-respected and brings such a wealth of experience, we are truly honoured to have greater access to him as a WIN Trustee.”

Chido was elected on Thursday 14 October 2021 at WIN’s Annual General Meeting where we gather our Membership for an update on WIN’s progress, to consult on key issues affecting the network and to participate in elections to WIN’s Board of Trustees.

Commenting on his appointment, Chido said:

“Thank you to the Board and the WIN membership for appointing me as a Trustee. I look forward to working with you all and I appreciate your confidence in me.”

WIN’s AGM also saw the appointment of Vladimir Radomirović, editor-in-chief of Pištaljka, as WIN’s new Chair of Trustees, succeeding John Devitt, who will continue on the Board as a Trustee. Cathy James, former CEO of Protect, will continue as Vice Chair of the Board. 

Our committed Board of Trustees also include:

Tom Devine, the Legal Director for the Government Accountability Project
David Hutton, Senior Fellow of the Centre for Free Expression Whistleblowing Initiatives, Canada
Giorgio Fraschini, Legal Director of  Transparency International Italy
Annegret Falter, Chair of German organization Whistleblowers-Netzwerk
John Devitt, CEO of Transparency International Ireland.

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