Stephanie Busari: How fake news does real harm
Stephanie Busari - Journalist
Stephanie Busari is a journalist and editor at CNN International Digital. Full bio
that lights up her face.
for the rest of her life.
that was carrying the girls.
she broke both her legs,
to hide in the bushes.
that Boko Haram would come back for her.
by jumping off trucks that day.
Malala and others
I was living in London at the time --
to cover the World Economic Forum
for the first time.
that there was only one story in town.
about what they were doing
with our line of questioning,
our fair share of "alternative facts."
were telling us at the time
the political situation in Nigeria.
in Nigeria today
were never kidnapped.
Boko Haram kidnapped their daughters,
after the trucks carrying their daughters.
but they were forced to turn back
the news agenda moved on,
about the Chibok girls.
I obtained this video.
to the northeast of Nigeria
too long for confirmation.
when she watched the video, told me
into the laptop
like myself, in the audience,
negotiation talks with Boko Haram.
that because of this video
that the Chibok girls were dead.
in October last year.
still remain missing.
a dispassionate observer
about the wasted opportunities
what the parents have told me,
of the rich and the powerful,
for the delay in their return.
the deadly danger of fake news.
to stop the spread of fake news.
everybody here -- you and I --
the stories online.
by sharing this information?
to ask tougher questions
don't even read beyond headlines
that we discover at face value?
about the consequence
violence or hatred?
about the real-life consequences
About the speaker:Stephanie Busari - Journalist
Stephanie Busari is a journalist and editor at CNN International Digital.
Why you should listen
Stephanie Busari moved to Lagos from London in July 2016 to pioneer CNN's first digital and multimedia bureau. She also reports on-air in breaking news situations for CNN International.
In April 2016 Busari exclusively obtained the "proof of life" video that showed that the missing Chibok schoolgirls who were kidnapped in Nigeria in 2014 were still alive. She was also an instrumental member of the CNN team that won a Peabody Award in May 2015 for the network's coverage of the missing girls. Busari recently won a Gracie Award for her persistence in covering this story, and she's also a previous recipient of the Outstanding Woman in the Media Awards.
Busari is a passionate community activist who curated TEDxBrixton for three years before she left London. She founded TEDxBrixton in 2013 driven by a desire to bring disparate elements of her community together and to create a platform for those who wouldn't normally have one to share their ideas worth spreading.
A passionate and adept public speaker, Busari is regularly invited to share her insights and host panels. She has spoken at UN Women, Said Business School, Oxford, Africa Gathering among others.
Over a 15-year career, Busari has worked as a news reporter, entertainment and features writer, court reporter and columnist, and she has been published in many of the UK and international media's most influential outlets, such as the BBC and Daily Mirror.
During a six-month stint in Northern Ireland in 2003, Busari spent time in some of the worst affected areas of "The Troubles" and secured interviews with a crucifixion victim, government ministers and paramilitaries. While there, she also launched and edited an award-winning lifestyle column.
A native Yoruba speaker, Busari also speaks fluent French and is currently learning Hausa.
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