Freelance Forum 23: Four young journalists from Gorm TV talk about
diversity and inclusion in Irish media.
Panelists are Funmi Jinadu, Ala Buisir, Sandrine Endahiro and Mamobo Ogoro.
Aimed at writers, photographers and PR practitioners, and hoping to cover print, broadcast and online media, Freelance Forum is organized by Dublin Freelance NUJ branch with support from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
Mamobo Ogoro is a Social Psychology PhD candidate and the founder of Gorm Media. Trained as social psychologist and now applying her knowledge into the multi-disciplinary field of applied linguistics and social psychology, Mamobo’s research focuses on multicultural/ bicultural identities and linguistics portrayals of ‘othering’ in Irish society & media. Fueled by both her personal experience as an Afro-Irish person growing up in Ireland and her previous work on prejudice, racism, dual cultural identity and refugee integration, Mamobo’s work now highlights the media and social representations of multicultural people in Ireland. As the founder of Gorm Media (is a digital media platform that curates cultural common ground through curiosity, conversation and creativity), Mamobo is on a personal mission to unify her community and that starts with healthy intercultural dialogue.
Funmi Jinadu is a journalist & PhD student at the University of Limerick. She has worked a broadcast and multimedia journalist in Nigeria and the UK for almost 10 years. Her current research is looking at the representation of Africa in the Western media.
Sandrine Ndahiro is an English Ph.D student and aspiring documentary film maker. Sandrine’s work centres on Afrofuturists and African lives and aspirations, and her interests include exploring the lived experience of the Black and Irish community. She is a book worm and loves discussions on social and cultural issues, both in Ireland and globally.
Ala Buisir is a visual artist/ journalist. Born and raised in Ireland to migrant parents from Libya. Graduated from TU Dublin with a BA in photography and furthered her studies in DCU with an MA in Journalism. Her work documents the social and political tension around us today. The aim is to raise awareness by presenting events through different perspectives in hopes that it may also bring about change.