Vianney Missumbi is a Knight International Fellow who led a project to improve private radio in Guinea.
He has worked for more than 15 years as a radio journalist and media-development expert in several African countries.
The Knight International Journalism Fellowships program’s first African Fellow, Missumbi is a native of Congo (DRC). Missumbi worked for the United Nations radio in Congo (Radio Okapi/Foundation Hirondelle) and in Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI FM). He was also a radio producer and reporter for magazines focusing on post-conflict development, the resolution of conflict, and humanitarian issues.
In the 1990s, Missumbi worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a producer at RAGA FM, a partner of the BBC and the VOA. Most recently, he coordinated West Africa media programs in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Côte d’Ivoire for the NGO Search for Common Ground, a non-governmental organization.