Ms Rokhaya DIALLO, France, Writer and Film Director
Born and raised in Paris, she became involved early on in local politics, presiding the Youth Council of the City of La Courneuve (a suburb outside of Paris), while at the same time participating actively in the anti-sexist organization Mix-Cité. In 2007 she co-founded the INDIVISIBLES, a group whose goal is to use humor and irony to break down prejudices, and racial discrimination. One of the ways the association tries to reach its objective is by recognizing through satire the “best” racist pronouncements made by French public figures during the “Y A BON AWARDS” Ceremony. In 2009, after working eight years in youth television programming, Rokhaya, having earned degrees in law, and audio-visual marketing and sales, became a commentator for the TV program, LA MATINALE on Canal + before working for I>télé (a cable news network), RTL, France’s number 1 radio station, and then hosting and producing a cultural radio program FRESH CULTURES on Le Mouv’.