Moussa Aksar, Niger, created the weekly newspaper L’Evenement in 2002.

Aksar is an investigative journalist who specializes in reporting on security and terrorism in the Sahel and has produced investigations into corruption, drug and fake medicine scandals and the trafficking of babies across West Africa.

He was among a handful of journalists who won a libel case brought by the former President of Libya Muammar Gaddafi despite significant pressure.

Aksar has won numerous national and international prizes.