Rokhaya Diallo

Rokhaya Diallo
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Film director, Writer, Screenwriter, Chairperson
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv, History/society, Media

Rokhaya Diallo is a journalist and activist. She is the founder and former president of Les Indivisibles, a French organization that uses humor and irony to fight racism and stereotypes, which organized the "Yʼa Bon Awards"- a humoristic parody of the Academy Awards that, with a banana skin in the guise of a trophy, "honored" those public personalities (such as politicians, journalists, and artists) who authored the most racist remarks. Ms. Diallo regularly contributes to RTL, the main radio station in France. She is also a columnist and commenter on the TV channels Canal Plus and i-Tele. She has her own cultural show on the youth radio Le Mouv' (Fresh Cultures). Since september 2011 she is hosting and co-directing Egaux, mais pas trop (Equal but not too much) a series of reports about equality and diversity issues in France for LCP/AN-La Chaine Parlementaire (the parliamentary channel). She also writes reports for the newsmagazine Les Inrockuptibles about international issues (Tunisia, Bahrain…). Rokhaya holds a masterʼs degree in law, a masters in business and negotiation and ended her studies passing a master in marketing and distribution in TV and Cinema business. Before being a journalist, she has worked for 8 years in the youth TV business working for various companies including Disney Television France. She has been a guest speaker at several conferences in the U.S. and Europe. In March 2010, she has been selected to take part to the International Visitor Leadership Program : invited by the US Department of State, she visits the country on the topic "managing ethnic diversity in the US". Member of the 40under40 program that unites 40 European leaders under 40, she is #36 of the Slate Magazine's Top 100 French most influential women and is one of the 30 most influential Black people in Europe (PowerList by Powerful Media). Rokhaya has been recognized by international NGOs after winning in 2012 the COJEP International Award for her involvement against racism and discriminations. Ms. Diallo is the co-author of L'Appel Pour une Republique Multiculturelle et Postraciale (Respect Magazine editions), of Un Troussage de domestique (directed by Christine Delphy - Editions Syllepse - September 2011) and La France Une et Multiculturellle will be published (directed by Edgar Morin and Patrick Singaïny- April 2012 (Fayard). Her books Racisme: mode dʼemploi (Racism: a guideline) was published in 2011 (Larousse) A Nous La France! (France is ours) in 2012 (Michel Lafon), Comment parler de racisme aux enfants (How to speak about racism to kids) in 2013.


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