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Omar Mohammed

Omar Mohammed

ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow, Code for Tanzania

Omar Mohammed is an ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow leading the launch of Code for Tanzania, which promotes data journalism and civic innovation as a means to strengthening journalistic storytelling and audience engagement.

Mohammed is an experienced data journalist and digital strategist. ​In 2015, he helped launch Quartz Africa and worked as the platform's East Africa reporter based in Tanzania’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam. Prior to joining Quartz, he spent 2014-2015 as a Hubert H. Humphrey Fulbright Fellow at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, where he researched sustainable financial models for doing digital business journalism. He currently helps to cover financial news for Bloomberg in East Africa's second largest economy.

He previously served as a senior producer for the BBC Swahili Service’s weekly radio news magazine show, “Haba na Haba” (Little by Little) and co-created and hosted a news review show @Mgahawa on East Africa Television. His writing has appeared in The Arizona Republic, Global Voices, The East African, among others

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