Kossi Elom Balao

Community Manager, French • ICFJ Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum
Last edited September 23, 2021

Kossi Elom Balao is a multi-award winning science journalist and Community Manager of the ICFJ Global Health Crisis Reporting Forum in French, president of the French-speaking African Science Journalists Network (RJSAF) and a former francophone correspondent of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Apart from being the founder of The Confidential Report, he’s a contributor to various media outlets, including Scientific African Magazine. His stories have also appeared in a United Nations digital magazine. Balao has travelled to and covered science, health, energy and environment in Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, France, Germany, China, the United Arab Emirates and South Africa.