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 media practitioner with over six years experience in data, investigative and policy 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 project and policy focus for the organisation. He is an author with over eight publications; a fellow of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation (Wealth of Nations Program), Commonwealth Youth Program (DYLP) and Bloomberg Data for Health Program. Gideon holds a degree in economics from the University of Cape Coast and PgD in Policy Journalism and Media Studies from the University of Zambia. He is a firm believer in the use of data journalism and technology for development and is committed to promoting transparency and accountability in Africa.

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