iWatch Africa’s Gideon Sarpong to attend the GIJC19 in Hamburg

iWatch Africa's Gideon Sarpong to attend the GIJC19 in Hamburg

iWatch Africa’s Policy and News Director, Gideon Sarpong has been invited by Netzwerk Recherche, the German association of investigative journalists and the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) to attend the Global Investigative Journalism Conference(GIJC19) later this month in Hamburg, Germany.

The global event which is held every two years will attract leading data and investigative journalists from around the world to participate in over 100 workshops and sessions.

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With support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gideon Sarpong is expected to share his work at iWatch Africa and his experience as a policy analyst.

Gideon will also be expected to travel to Nairobi to participate in the Pan-African Conference on Illicit Financial Flows and taxation, at the invitation of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Trust Africa following the conference in Germany.

We wish you the very best.

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Gideon Sarpong

Gideon Sarpong is a policy analyst and media practitioner with over eight years of experience in policy, data and investigative journalism. Gideon is currently the Policy and News Director at iWatch Africa. His major role includes developing news strategy for correspondents across Ghana, as well as designing strategic project and policy focus for the organisation. He is an author; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation, Commonwealth Youth Program ,Free Press Unlimited and Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative. Gideon holds a degree in economics from the University of Cape Coast, a PgD in Fiscal Policy for financing sustainable development from the African Institute for Economic Development and Planning, in South Africa and a PgD in Policy Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Zambia. He is the founder and country president of SOA Ghana Hub. Gideon is a Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute, School of Trans-national Governance in Florence.
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