Currently a reporter with BBC News, Sammy Awami has a passion for community journalism, stemming from his early days in Mwanza working with Radio SAUT. Prior to joining the BBC, Sammy has worked with a number of Tanzanian media organisations including The Citizen, The Guardian on Sunday, Star TV, and The SAUT Times. He is a William Southam Journalism Fellow, winner of a Canadian Journalism Foundation Award and runner-up for a David Astor Journalism Award.
Recently co-founding Dar Post with Daniel Hayduk (also his co-presenter at TEDxIlala), he will be sharing his ideas on the importance of community journalism, the responsibility we all have to participate, and its vital role in Tanzania’s future.