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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.


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Saturday, October 22 • 10:00am - 10:30am
Data and dollars: how to make money with digital journalism

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Geoff Cohen

Media partner & Investment adviser, &INNOVATION, TBH.WORKS
Geoff successfully led Africa’s largest digital media, e-commerce and classifieds organization for 8 years. He is highly regarded in the industry, both technically and commercially, with extensive contacts across agencies, brands and ecommerce. Geoff, has co-founded a Data-Driven Marketing Technology company as well as advising numerous individuals and companies on media strategy, acquisitions and disruptive investments.

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Miguel Castro

Global Media Partnerships, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Miguel joined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2012 to help define and manage the foundation’s strategic media and communications partnerships and its grant-making global portfolio. His work includes developing joint projects with media organizations, international broadcasters, digital/social media platforms and documentary. Prior to this, Miguel was special projects manager at the Media Program of the Open Society Foundations... Read More →
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Mohamed Nanabhay

Deputy CEO, Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF)
Mohamed Nanabhay, is the Deputy CEO of the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), which invests in independent media around the world providing the news, information, and debate that people need to build free, thriving societies. He joined MDIF in 2015 bringing more than 15 years' experience as a digital media practitioner, entrepreneur, and strategist. Previously, Mohamed was the Head of Online at Al Jazeera English where he led the team that... Read More →

Saturday October 22, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Main Room

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