Speakers

Kainaz Amaria

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Vox ; Storytelling Design Director ;

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Kainaz Amaria is the Storytelling Design Director at Vox Media's Storytelling Studio. She's a visual storyteller who pushes her team to put the user first and craft experiences that matter.;

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Yinka Adegoke

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Quartz ; Africa Editor ;

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Yinka Adegoke is Africa editor for Quartz where he oversees and coordinates coverage of the news and ideas in partnership with writers across the continent. He has reported from more than 10 countries across Europe, Africa and the Americas.;

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Charlene Beukes

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The Huffington Post, South Africa ; General Manager ;

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Charlene has been in the media industry in South Africa for more than 20 years with a career spanning newspapers and magazines and digital in various positions in the NASPERS group and Media24. She was recently appointed to head up the Huffington Post South Africa, due to launch on 21 November 2016. She fundamentally believes the combination of journalism and tech can change the world.;

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Alastair Reid

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First Draft ; Managing editor ;

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Alastair Reid is managing editor of First Draft, a coalition of expert organisations providing training, resources and articles on the use of eyewitness media in news coverage. He was previously editor of Journalism.co.uk, Europe’s leading publication on digital innovation in journalism.;

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Latoya Peterson

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Digital Innovation for The Undefeated at ESPN ; Deputy Editor ;

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Latoya Peterson is the deputy editor of digital innovation for The Undefeated at ESPN. She provides a hip-hop feminist and anti-racist view on pop culture with a special focus on video games, film, television, and music.;

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Ben Kreimer

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Buzzfeed Labs ; Fellow ;

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Ben Kreimer is a journalism technologist and the beta fellow for BuzzFeed’s Open Lab Fellowship. He’s also an adviser with the Drone Journalism Lab and Kenya based African SkyCAM.;

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Chika Oduah

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Code for Nigeria ; Journalist ;

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Chika Oduah is a multimedia journalist and has reported from the United States, Africa and Central America. Focusing on stories of the African global diaspora, Chika’s reporting explores culture, human rights, history, spirituality, development and conflict in Africa and in African communities around the world. She is one of the few journalists reporting on-the-ground from northeastern Nigeria, the heartland of the extremist group, Boko Haram. Her work has been published by The New York Times, The Guardian, CNN, Al Jazeera and other outlets.;

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Adi Eyal

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Code for South Africa ; Founder ;

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Adi Eyal is the founder of Code for South Africa, a civic technology organisation promoting usage of data in order to drive social change, and a Code for Africa Fellow.;

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Catherine Gicheru

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Code for Kenya ; Lead ;

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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 teams of data journalists and technologists based at news partner organisations and CitizenLabs in Kenya.;

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Sebastian Mondial

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ZEIT Investigativ ; Data, Forensic & Security Specialist ;

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Sebastian Mondial works in investigative journalism as a data & forensic specialist and security expert. He works with some of the finest investigative journalists at Die ZEIT in Germany, and also trains people around the globe, analysing their investigative habits and changing these to be more secure. He’s worked with ICIJ, UNICRI, Google, dpa, NDR, ecolot, ip-team and many more.;

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Mike Tigas

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Pro Publica ; Hacker-Journalist ;

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Mike Tigas is a developer, journalist, photographer, civic hacker, and security/privacy tinkerer at ProPublica.;

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Nasr Ul Hadi

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ICFJ ; ICFJ Knight Fellow ;

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Nasr ul Hadi is an ICFJ Knight Fellow and works with media and news-related organizations in India to develop and expand the use of news technologies and improve access to quality information.;

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Andres Snitcofsky

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Cargografias ; Lead & Motion Graphics Designer ;

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Andres Snitcofsky is a lead project manager and motion graphics designer at Cargografias, and experiments with data visualization.;

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Douglas Arellanes

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Sourcefabric ; Co-founder and Director of Innovation ;

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Douglas Arellanes is the co-founder and director of innovation at Sourcefabric, Europe’s largest developer of open source tools for news media.;

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George Conard

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Google ; Jigsaw Product Manager ;

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George Conard is a product manager for Jigsaw at Google with expertise in product development, cloud-based and mobile services, and technology applications for the developing world.;

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Jacopo Ottaviani

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Code for Africa ; Fellow ;

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Jacopo Ottaviani is a Code for Africa Fellow, and an award-winning journalist specialising in data driven investigation and cross-media storytelling.;

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Nuno Vargas

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- ; Digital Strategist and Mentor ;

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Nuno Vargas is a product designer, digital strategist and design thinking evangelist with an infectious enthusiasm for powerful digital storytelling and the use of data. He’s been working in media production and design in Europe, Latin America, Morocco, Nigeria, Ghana, Thailand and the USA, developing media related and corporate projects and facilitating training on Design Thinking, Mobile and Data Driven applications.;

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Omar Mohammed

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Code for Tanzania ; Lead ;

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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.;

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