Rokhaya holds a master’s degree in law, a master’s in business and negotiation and ended her studies passing a master in marketing and distribution in TV and Cinema business.Before being a journalist, she has worked for 8 years in the youth TV business working for various companies including ...
Rokhaya holds a master’s degree in law, a master’s in business and negotiation and ended her studies passing a master in marketing and distribution in TV and Cinema business.
Before being a journalist, she has worked for 8 years in the youth TV business working for various companies including Disney Television France.
Rokhaya Diallo is the director and author of “The Marches For Freedom” a documentary about the civil rights in France and in the US, France Ô (national French Public TV) .
Ms. Diallo regularly contributes to RTL, the main radio station in France. She is also a columnist and commenter on the TV channels Canal Plus and i-Tele. She has her own cultural show on the youth radio Le Mouv' (Fresh Cultures). Since September 2011 she is hosting and co-directing Egaux, mais pas trop (Equal but not too much) a series of reports about equality and diversity issues in France for LCP/AN-La Chaine Parlementaire (the parliamentary channel). Since September 2012, she is beside Bruce Toussaint in the new broadcast on France 2 “Vous trouvez ça normal ?”.
Rokhaya Diallo is the founder and former president of Les Indivisibles, a French organization that uses humor and irony to fight racism and stereotypes. It organizes the «Y’a Bon Awards», a humoristic parody of the Academy Awards that, with a banana skin in the guise of a trophy, “honors” those public personalities (such as politicians, journalists, and
artists) who authored the most racist remarks. By raising awareness of these issues, Les Indivisibles seeks to engage the French public as well as government leaders in creating an alternative discourse.
In March 2010, Rokhaya has been selected to take part to the International Visitor Leadership Program : invited by the US Department of State, she visits the country on the topic « managing ethnic diversity in the US ».
She has been recognized by international NGOs after winning in 2012 the COJEP International Award for her involvement against racism and discriminations.
Rokhaya has been a guest speaker at several conferences in the U.S. and Europe.
Ms. Diallo is the co-author of L'Appel Pour une Republique Multiculturelle et Postraciale (Respect Magazine editions), of Un Troussage de domestique (directed by Christine Delphy Editions Syllepse - September 2011) and La France Une et Multiculturellle (directed by Edgar Morin and Patrick Singaïny- April 2012 (Fayard). She is the author of Racisme: mode d’emploi (2011, Larousse) and A Nous La France (2012, Michel Lafon).
She was classified in 2013 #36 of the Slate Magazine’s Top 100 French most influential women and is one of the 30 most influential Black people in Europe (PowerList by Powerful Media).