Ndey Tapha Sosseh

Member, Judging Panel

Ndey Tapha Sosseh is a journalist and human rights advocate with extensive experience in media capacity building and human rights advocacy in West Africa. 

The first female editor-in-chief of a daily newspaper in The Gambia, The Daily Obsever, Ndey Tapha is also the first and only elected female president (2008-2011) of The Gambia Press Union followung her tenure as Secretary General (2005-2008).

She is the founding coordinator of the renowned Ouagadougou based Nobert Zongo Centre for Investigative Journalism (CENOZO) and served as coordinator of the West African Journalists Association (WAJA)  capacity building project in Bamako, Mali (2009-2015)

Between 2017 and 2019, she served as Special Advisor to the Minister of Information and Communications Infrastructure (MOICI) under an Article 19 Technical Assistance programme to support media reforms in The Gambia. At the same time, she co-chaired the. MOICI/ Ministry of Justice Media Law Reform Committee.

Ndey Tapha serves on the boards of several media and human rights organisations in Africa and is current board chair of the Human Rights Advancement, Development and Advocacy Centre based in Nigeria.