Bassirou Niang

Born in Tivaouane, Bassirou Niang is a journalist specialized in culture, a communication consultant, an essayist and a media specialist. With more than fifteen years of professional experience, he holds a DES in Communication from ISSIC, a Certificate of Specialization in Modern and Contemporary French Literature (with honors) from the University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, and a certificate on the challenges of sub-regional integration in West Africa (from CESTI-International Institute of Journalism in Berlin). He has collaborated with numerous daily newspapers and magazines in Senegal and elsewhere, including Le Matin, Walf Quotidien, Émergence Plus, Notre Afrik (Belgium), for which he was one of the correspondents in Dakar for two years. He is a member of the African Federation of Film Critics (FACC) since 2007, as a film critic, he is one of the editors of the sites as well as the specialized magazines Senecine and Awotele. He also participated in cinematographic meetings on the continent, and also in Saudi Arabia (Red Sea International Film Festival) and was a member of the (critics) jury at the JCC 2016 and that of the International Documentary Film Festival (FIFD 2019) in Saint-Louis (Senegal). Recently, he was on the Recidak 2018 Organizing Committee, notably the Press Commission. Furthermore, Bassirou Niang was also accredited to the 2021, 2022 and 2023 editions of the Cannes Film Festival. His professional life has been marked by services in development organizations (FAO), in cultural structures (Biennale 2012 through the communication agency Osmose) or even on behalf of the Goethe Institute Senegal and German television. WDR/ARTE. Niang published in 1994, in the prestigious Swiss literary magazine [VWA] of La-Chaux-de-Fonds, a collection of thirteen poems under the title of “Sillon d’un moi-être.” In 2011, he published an essay under the title “Identitât(en), Que Sum?” in the Catalog of German and Senegalese artists called “Bastard Project Dakar, Goethe Institute Senegal, 2011″. Then another, in 2022, still on behalf of the Goëthe Institute Dakar, on the occasion of the Salon Ndajé entitled “Inventing a new musical fanaticism?”