The www.theorganiser.net news website is a Sierra Leone publication launched in May 16, 2015 in London. It is the forerunner of the defunct Freetown Daily News established in 2008 and subsequently the Press United newspaper founded in 2010.
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Founder / Editor / Publisher, London
Abu Bakar Shaw, known commonly as Abu Shaw, holds a Masters of Science degree in Corporate Communications and a Bachelor of Arts degree in New Media Journalism with Law, both from Thames Valley University, now University of West London. Mr. Shaw started his journalism profession as a budding sports reporter in 1989 in the West African state of Liberia.
Has many Journalism Certificates under his belt. His first Diploma was from the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) in association with the African American Institute in Monrovia in 1993. In Liberia in 1989, Abu Shaw was Sports Reporter for the Sporting Life newspaper and later as Political Reporter for the Monrovia Daily News newspaper in 2002.
In Freetown, the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) in collaboration with Thomson Foundation based in Wales conferred on Mr. Shaw a Journalism Diploma in 1996. Then became the Production and Business Manager of Sierra Leone's best selling and award winning newspaper, the Expo Times from 1995 to 1998. From 2005 to 2007, he was the London Correspondent for the Canada based Patriotic Vanguard news website. In 2011 in Freetown, Mr. Abu Shaw was the proud Editor of Sierra Leone’s best selling and widely read newspaper, the Awareness Times.
Currently, Abu Shaw is the Founder, Editor and Publisher of the Sierra Leone newspaper theorganiser.net in London. Launched in May 16, 2015, it is the forerunner of the now defunct Freetown Daily News established in 2008 and subsequently the Press United newspaper founded in 2010.
Also, in March 2018, Abu Shaw commenced a live weekly African television broadcast on GNTV UK to review daily UK newspapers as well as analyse latest news across the Africa continent. The GNTV UK 'Talk Africa' programme is on SKY TV channel 182 and on Free View TV channel 168 and also on Facebook. Mr. Shaw is on GNTV UK every Tuesday morning from 6:30 am to 8:30 am London Time.
Abu Shaw was born in December 2, 1962 in Kenema, eastern province of Sierra Leone. Had his primary and secondary education at St. Charles Lwanga Primary School and the Government Secondary School in Kenema respectively. And later attended the Koyeima Government Secondary School in Bo District, south of Sierra Leone. He is presently a member of the National Union of Journalist (NUJ) in United Kingdom.
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