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Media Party Africa has ended

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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Izak Minnaar

Independent
Media consultant and trainer
Izak Minnaar is a media and elections consultant and trainer, currently focusing on journalism, elections, media freedom, access to information, open data and digital rights work in South Africa and around the continent. He worked at the South African Broadcasting Corporation as Editor: SABC Digital News until 2019. His journalism career spanned over 40 years in editorial coverage and newsroom leadership roles at print, broadcast and online media. He is a founding member of the South African National Editors' Forum and serves on the Press Council of South Africa and the SOS Public Broadcasting Coalition.  He was also on the drafting teams of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights 2017 Guidelines on Access to Information and Elections in Africa, and the 2019 Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information in Africa.