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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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Toby Shapshak

Stuff magazine
Editor

Toby Shapshak is editor-in-chief and publisher of Stuff, a Forbes contributor and a  Financial Mail columnist. His TED talk on innovation in Africa has over 1,4-million views; about which he has written for CNN and The Guardian in London. He was named in GQ's top 30 men in media and the Mail & Guardian newspaper's 300 influential young South Africans. He has been featured in the New York TimesGQ said he "has become the most high-profile technology journalist in the country". He ran Mail & Guardian newspaper’s website when it was the first news site in Africa, shadowed Nelson Mandela when he was president, and covered the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Twitter: @shapshak | shapshak.com

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, October 21
 

9:30am SAST