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Gideon Sarpong

Director of Policy and News, iWatch Africa

Gideon Sarpong is a policy analyst and media practitioner with nearly a decade of experience in policy, data and investigative journalism. He is a co-founder of iWatch Africa where he is currently the Director of Policy and News. He is an alumnus of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), Thomson Reuters Foundation, Free Press Unlimited and Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative. Gideon is a 2020/21 Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute, School of Transnational Governance in Florence, Italy and a Ghana Hub Lead for the Sustainable Ocean Alliance. He is also a 2020/21 Open Internet for Democracy Leader at the Center for International Media Assistance and the National Democratic Institute in Washington, DC and believes in promoting a safe, secure and inclusive digital ecosystem.

His project will look at developing gender-inclusive guidelines and protocols to counter online abuse and harassment of journalists in West Africa.

Sponsor: Fondation Botnar