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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 • 12:30pm - 12:35pm
Pesacheck: making data count

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The role of fact checking in providing citizens with information they can use to make decisions and how the PesaCheck initiative in Kenlya has helped spark an interest in fact checking from media and citizens alike.



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Catherine Gicheru

Lead, Code for Kenya
Catherine Gicheru is an award-winning print journalist who became the first woman news editor in Kenya. She is the founding editor of the Star and an ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow with the Code for Kenya (CfKenya) where she supervises a team of data journalists and technologists based at news partner organisations and CitizenLabs in Kenya.


Saturday October 22, 2016 12:30pm - 12:35pm
Main Room

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