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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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Sunday, October 23 • 10:30am - 11:00am
Innovating African newsrooms

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Speakers
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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.
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Omar Mohammed

Lead, Code for Tanzania
Omar Mohammed is an ICFJ Knight Fellow with Code for Africa in Tanzania. Prior to becoming a fellow he was East Africa reporter with Quartz covering politics, business, technology and sports. He tweets @shurufu


Sunday October 23, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Room

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