John-Allan Namu Appointed To Reuters Institute’s Advisory Board

John-Allan Namu
John-Allan Namu. [Photo/ Courtesy]

Investigative journalist John-Allan Namu has been appointed to the Reuters Institute’s Advisory Board

Namu is among three journalists appointed to the board, alongside Luz Mely Reyes from Venezuela and Zaffar Abbas from Pakistan.

Namu is the CEO and co-founder of Africa Uncensored, a media company focusing mostly on public interest investigative and in-depth journalism. John-Allan’s journalism career spans almost 20 years, most of which has been focused on producing investigative documentaries exposing Kenya’s rich and powerful. He has received multiple awards including the CNN African Journalist of the Year.

Reyes is a Venezuelan multimedia journalist. She is co-founder of the independent digital media organisation Efecto Cocuyo, which she has directed since its foundation in 2015. She also founded Venezuela Migrante, which is devoted to covering the mobility of Venezuelans around the world. Luz Mely has received numerous awards including the Gabo Prize in 2018, the Franco-German Human Rights Prize in 2019 and the CPJ Prize for Freedom of Expression in 2018.

Abbas is the editor of Dawn, Pakistan’s leading English language newspaper. Prior to joining Dawn, Zaffar worked for Pakistani news magazine The Herald and was Pakistan correspondent for BBC World. As Dawn editor he has covered many of Pakistan’s tumultuous news events including domestic politics, military coups, and military and diplomatic conflicts between Pakistan and India. He is the recipient of the CPJ’s 2019 Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award.

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