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.


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Mohamed Nanabhay

Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF)
Deputy CEO

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 produced the award winning coverage of the Arab revolutions in 2011. He started Al Jazeera’s New Media department, and served as an advisor to the Director-General. In 2005 Mohamed founded QatarLiving.com (acquired in 2012), a listings and community website that quickly grew to be the largest site in Qatar. He also co-founded Signalnoi.se, a social analytics platform for newsrooms that won the Knight News Challenge, and he’s been an active angel investor in a variety of start-ups.

Mohamed the Board Chair of Global Voices Online and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Media. He received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science at the University of the Witwatersrand and a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Cambridge. 

He is @mohamed on Twitter.