Meet the journalists working on alternative stories about maternal and child health, agricultural productivity, financial inclusion, and gender equality as part of the Gates Foundation/Storify Africa Fellowship:
1.Sihle Gcilitshana is a social justice activist, social entrepreneur, writer, and multidisciplinary research scholar whose work focuses on human rights, social justice, and transformation.
2. From the bustling streets of Nairobi to the remote villages of Togo, Lucy Githugo is on a mission to uncover the untold narratives that shape our world.
3. Masbé Ndengar is a blogger and human rights activist passionate about human rights, justice, and democracy.
Mandengue has over a decade of experience as a journalist and photographer. He covers business, economy, culture, society, innovation, and tech for Forbes Africa.
5. Science journalist Kate Okorie champions ethical storytelling as a tool to tell better stories about the intersections between health, climate change, gender, and politics.
6. Climate activist and environmental science journalist Uyapo
Mahajana’s work illuminates the link between climate justice issues and social issues like poverty, homelessness, food security and migration.
7. Emebet Demeke is a journalist and podcaster. She also produces and hosts a TV show called Mama Africa, which focuses on gender and family issues.
8. Journalist and filmmaker Thuku Kariuki is the co-founder and production manager at Afrika Live Media. His short stories,
features and documentaries are mainly on environmental and water issues.
9. Meti Teshome is a multitalented journalist who believes in telling African stories that promote a more accurate and nuanced understanding of the continent and its people, and an appreciation for Africa’s contributions to the world.
10. Dorcas Bello is a multiple award-winning multimedia journalist and the brains behind the Unzipped Stories Africa