Sylvio Combey is a bilingual (English-French) journalist by training and working in Togo.
I am more a freelancer (working on my weblog) than a full time journalist. With my status of freelancer, I have collaborated with international media organisations.
I have worked with various media organisations like “Top Radio” and “The Insight” in Accra, Ghana and Radio Nostalgie-Lomé (now called Légende Fm), News Editor in Chief of Radio Xsolaire and also worked with some newspapers “Info Sud”, “Nouvelle Ere”, “L’Indépendant Express” just to mention few.
The last newspaper I have worked with in Togo is Crocodile News.
I have made several reports on international news in other African countries, Europe and United States of America. I was the only journalist from Togo to report for various news organizations on the 2012 US General Election and even being interviewed by American TV Channels .
I use to cover public rally and political demonstrations. Many of my cliche are used in various news outlets.
I have gone through and attended numerous workshops, seminar, E-learning activities on issues related to Conflict prevention and transformation, Peace building, Peace support operations, Small arms and light weapons and many others. Some are organised in Togo, others by the Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Center (KAIPTC) in Accra, Ghana, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), The German organisations GIZ, INWENT and the Alioune Blondin Bèye School on Peace building in Bamako, Mali.
I am also leading the African network of journalists on peace and human security (RAJOSEP) . My objectives with this network is, among others, to promote Journalism that focuses on human security, conflict prevention, issues of small arms and light weapons and peacekeeping; strengthen the capacities of journalists and media practitioners to produce objective information on issues of peace and human security which Africa faces; and actively participate in sensitization related to conflict prevention and peacekeeping.
I am even collaborating with NGOs at the national and international level.
Apart from that, I am also the General Secretary of Science Journalists and Communicators of Togo (JCS).
I am also a member of the large network of bloggers Global Voice
I am open minded, inquisitive and initiative taking. I have the ability to work in team and under pressure, analysis capacity of redaction and synthesizing.
Sylvio Combey looks forward to go high and work for well recognized international media organisations.
My motto: “ I am nothing, but pen in the hands of the Creator”
I can be followed on Twitter: Sylviocombey and on Facebook: Sylvio Combey Combetey.
Some of my news have been picked by http://www.nouvelle-afrique.com/Patrick-Lawson-Il-n-y-a-que-deux-issues_a1471.html