Sessions 26

#QuickTalks: Continental Shift – Learning from Africa

ICC Durban, Hall 2 BH

Africa’s developmental challenges and resource constraints have created a culture of leapfrog innovation in news. With an emphasis on a South to South exchange of ideas, and a dollop of big brand scepticism, we bring WAN-IFRA a panel of #quicktalks that highlight some of these new ways of thinking and operating in African newsrooms.


  • Founder Code4Africa, impactAfrica Fund, ICFJ Knight Fellow, Tanzania


  • Director of Media Monitoring Africa, South Africa
  • Country Lead, Code for Kenya, ICFJ Knight Fellow, Kenya
  • Lead Developer, Code for Africa, Kenya
  • Reporter, Bhekisisa, Mail & Guardian, South Africa
  • Active Editor-in Chief, HuffPost SA, South Africa
  • Deputy Director, Code for Africa, ICFJ Knight Fellow, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa

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