Miss Melissa Chemam

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About me

Melissa Chemam is a writer, broadcaster, cultural journalist, former foreign correspondent, researcher, lecturer and author. 

She has been based in the USA, France, Czech Republic, the UK, and East and Central Africa, for the BBC World Service, AFP, Reuters, CBC, DW, RFI, TV5, France 24, etc. She's also been travelling to the EU, North Africa, the Middle East and the Caucasus regularly. 

She has over 15 years of experience in broadcasting - both radio and television - as much as in documentary films (with the award-winning Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck at Velvet Film, and London-based production company).

She currently works and writes mainly on multiculturalism, post-colonial issues, East-West and North-South relations, art and music.

She is the author of a book on Bristol's culture, 'Massive Attack - Out of the Comfort Zone' (Anne Carrière, 2016 / Tangent Books, 2019), of a chapter in the book 'Narratives from Beyond the UK Reggae Bassline - The System is Sound' (Palgrave Macmillan, January 2021, edited by William 'Lez' Henry and Matthew Worley), and has been the writer-in-residence at the Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, UK since October 2019. 

She writes for different other publications, art reviews and online magazines, including The Independent, mostly about multiculturalism, and is a contributing editor and writer for The Markaz Review.

She co-presents and co-produces the Bristol-based podcast The Quarantini since April 2020. 

She has been an associate lecturer at the University of the West of England in journalism (UWE Bristol) since October 2019, and became a Senior Lecturer in June 2021.

You can take a look at her website here

Area of expertise

Journalism and Media Production; Cultural Industries; Art, Music, Multiculturalism


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