Famara Fofana is a freelance journalist and communications practitioner. He began his media practice at Gambia Radio and Television Services(GRTS) where he spent a decade as reporter, anchor, news editor and senior producer . During his time at GRTS, he bagged the maiden Reporter of the Year Award in 2009 and underwent series of professional training programmes including an International Course in Parliamentary Reporting at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), Media and Conflict Reporting at the Cairo Institute of Peace and Conflict Resolution at the Cairo Center for Conflict Prevention and Peace Keeping in Africa, and documentary writing and production courtesy of Canal France International (CFI).
A writer with a penchant for creative writing and human interest stories, Famara is the author of When My Village Was My Village and Recollections of An African Child. He now works with ChildFund International The Gambia as the organization's Communications Specialist.