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Chipiliro Liyana Kansilanga

Mandela Washington Fellow - Malawi

Chipiliro Liyana Kansilanga is a Malawian journalist with an interest in issues related to gender, development, and new media. She has over six years of experience in writing and editing for online and print media and has held various positions in some of Malawi's forefront publications. Currently, Chipiliro is the Online Editor for Blantyre Newspapers Limited, where she champions new media projects. She holds a postgraduate diploma in Media Management and a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, both attained with upper credits. Upon her return from Washington Fellowship, she intends to use her skills to advance leadership development for young women by promoting women’s literacy and new media training in order to narrow the male-female training and technology gap. Chipiliro was one of 100 Fellows competitively selected to participate in an 8-week internship in the United States following the Mandela Washington Fellowship academic institute. She interned at Voice of America in August-September 2014.