Anas Aremeyaw Anas
Anas Aremeyaw Anas is an undercover journalist, attorney and private detective working in Ghana and across Africa. He is lead reporter for Africa Investigates, a documentary series on Al Jazeera. In disguise, he finds his way into asylums, brothels, prisons, orphanages and villages, where he methodically gathers evidence for criminal prosecution. In 2008, the U.S. State Department gave him its Hero Award, for his work exposing a human trafficking ring in Western Africa.
Barbara Among is a freelance journalist based in Uganda. She has covered conflict in the Great Lakes region, politics, business, human rights and terrorism. She also writes about health and the environment. Among’s work currently appears in the East African newspaper, she has written for Uganda’s national Daily Monitor and New Vision newspapers. Her work has also appeared in the Guardian (U.K.), the Observer (U.K.), the Independent (U.K.), Reuters and Daily Nation newspaper in Kenya. Among is a winner of the prestigious David Astor Journalism Award and the Uganda Investigative journalism award.
Wanjohi Kabukuru is the Eastern African correspondent of New African the oldest English language, pan-African monthly magazine published in London and distributed in over 100 countries. He also writes on the environment and security affairs for Diplomat East Africa, the leading East African regional diplomatic affairs magazine. Prior to becoming an international journalist he was formerly an investigative reporter covering human rights and environmental justice for The People’s Daily in Kenya. Kabukuru contributes articles to Radio France International (RFI), the Mail and Guardian, Inter Press Service among other media entities. His coverage has won numerous awards, and he a former editor of Zwazo magazine in Seychelles. Kabukuru has presented papers in media conferences across the globe and is a member of several international professional media bodies.
Fiona Macleod is founder of Oxpeckers Centre for Investigative Environmental Journalism, Africa’s first journalistic investigation unit focusing on environmental issues. Prior to founding Oxpeckers, Macleod worked as an award-winning journalist and editor at a range of the region’s top media, including the Mail&Guradian, Earthyear and HomeGrown magazines. Macleod served as environmental editor at the Mail&Guardian newspaper for ten years, and received the prestigious Nick Steele Award for her reporting on environmental conservation. She has also edited several books, including Your Guide to Green Living, A Social Contract: The Way Forward and Fighting for Justice.
Khadija Sharife is a journalist, researcher and visiting scholar at the Center for Civil Society (CCS) based in South Africa, and a contributor to the Tax Justice Network. She is the Southern Africa correspondent for The Africa Report magazine, assistant editor of the Harvard “World Poverty and Human Rights” journal and author of Tax Us If You Can (Africa). Her work has appeared in African Business, Forbes, The Economist, Foreign Policy, BBC, Le Monde Diplomatique, London Review of Books, African Banker and other publications. She is currently completing her masters of law (international business).