Work Bio

Bibi-Aisha Wadvalla, a freelance journalist, has worked in radio, print and online media.¬† While studying for a Bachelor of Science, she volunteered at a community radio station, Radio Al-Ansaar, presenting a youth talk show. Radio seduced her, and after a stint as a news anchor at Channel Islam International,, she pursued a career in media. She established herself in mainstream South African media by presenting a current affairs program at SAfm, South Africa’s national talk radio station. She left SAfm to move to Egypt, after being asked to start an internet radio service for She later corresponded for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) from Egypt. Her work has appeared on The Guardian, Al Jazeera, SABC, Nature Middle East, IPS, SciDev and Daily News Egypt.

She has reported from South Africa, Lebanon, Egypt and Libya.

Wadvalla is currently a mentee in the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) SjCOOP mentorship programme and an IWMF HIV/Aids Reporting Fellow.

One comment on Work Bio

  1. Dreamlife says:

    Wow…I didn’t know was up again. I was sad when all that drama happened…is this basically just the same people (minus the original Board) who started a new site?

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