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Omar Mohammed

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ICFJ Knight Fellow Omar Mohammed is leading the launch of Code for Tanzania, which will promote data journalism and civic innovation as a means to strengthen journalistic storytelling and audience engagement.

Mohammed is an experienced data journalist and digital strategist. ​In 2015, he helped launch Quartz Africa and worked as the platform's East African reporter based in Tanzania’s commercial capital, Dar es Salaam. Prior to joining Quartz, he spent 2014-2015 as a Hubert H. Humphrey Fulbright Fellow at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, where he researched sustainable financial models for doing digital business journalism.

He previously served as a senior producer for the BBC Swahili Service’s weekly radio news magazine show, “Haba na Haba” (Little by Little) and co-created and hosted a news review show @Mgahawa on East Africa Television. His writing has appeared in The Arizona Republic, Global Voices, The East African, among others.

Latest Stories

Tanzania offers lessons for journalists facing censorship

In Tanzania, journalists are working to find a balance between being cautious about stories and avoiding self-censorship.

Omar Mohammed | August 09, 2016

How Tanzanian journalists use WhatsApp to report the news

A growing number of Tanzanian journalists are leveraging WhatsApp's popularity and turning it into a tool for finding breaking stories.

Omar Mohammed | May 27, 2016