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Media Party Africa is hosted by the continent’s largest data journalism and civic technology federation, Code for Africa, in partnership with Hacks/Hackers Africa. Together, we’re gathering some of the world’s most exciting civic technologists, digital journalists and other social justice watchdogs from across the world for three days of workshops and talks.
We have speakers confirmed from Vox, ProPublica, ESPN, Buzzfeed Labs, Quartz, Huffington Post, Zeit Investigativ, Google, Jigsaw, First Draft News, the Gates Foundation, the Mozilla OpenNews Fellowships, and many more, talking everything from drone and sensor journalism, to how they’re pioneering 360˚and VR journalism, investigative technologies, geojournalism, verification, chat apps and the rise of the bots.

THIS SCHEDULE WILL BE UPDATED AS NEW SPEAKERS SIGN ON: PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR CHANGES.  

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Catherine Gicheru

Code for Kenya
ICFJ Fellow / Country Lead
Nairobi, Kenya
Catherine Gicheru is an award-winning Kenyan journalist who is currently serving as a Knight International Journalism Fellow with the International Center for Journalists and leader of the Code for Kenya team working to bring together data journalists and technologists to produce innovative storytelling.  She previously worked at the Nation Media Group where she rose to become the first woman news editor and investigations editor. More recently, she was founding editor of the Star newspaper in Nairobi. A Nieman Fellow and 1992 recipient of the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage in Journalism Award winner, Catherine is co-authored of “S.M Otieno: Kenya’s Unique Burial Saga.

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