With nearly 22 years as a journalist, Folli has become a specialist in using strategic communications to influence development and public diplomacy policies. In his current role of Information Specialist at the American Embassy in Abidjan, he is instrumental in creating most innovative programs for reaching key audiences and enhancing the Embassy’s communication strategy. His notable personal dedication and outstanding professional skills have brought extensive, accurate and positive reporting about the United States; improved journalistic standards; and spread key messages on American policies . To enhance the public knowledge of the Embassy’s programs and policies, Folli has created, produced sustainable radio programming, created radio and TV shows and drafted and placed in the Ivoirian press articles, speeches, press statements, Op-Eds. He also has designed and implemented programs designed to support journalism training in Côte d’Ivoire and to help journalists and students improve their English language skills. After the 2011 post-electoral crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, Folli helped the Public Diplomacy department at the Embassy to craft strategic messages to improve the image of the Embassy and mobilize the public opinion and media to support American policies. While working as a journalist for Togolese and international media organizations, Folli covered news across the African continent: conflicts, peace negotiations, electoral processes, head of States’ Summits, regional and international conferences on a wide range of issues. As a bilingual journalist who speaks fluent French and English, Folli also serves as a translator and interpreter. He graduated from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in the area of Population Communication, studied English at the Ghana Institute of Languages and is currently doing a research work on “Democratic Governance in Africa: Case of Ghana” as part of his Masters in Political Science at Institut Universitaire d’Abidjan.
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