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Soila Kenya

Data Journalist Code for Africa

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Soila Kenya is a data journalist and fact-checker from Nairobi, Kenya. She started her journalism career at Daystar University by being an editor for school publications such as Involvement Newspaper and Daystar Oracle and obtained a B.A. in Communication. She works for Code for Africa, Africa's largest data journalism and civic tech lab covering stories involving, environment and climate change, women and gender and health/science. She won the 2018 African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting award in the print category and was nominated for the Best fact-check in 2018 by AfricaCheck. She also helps journalists across the continent find, clean, analyse, visualise and use this data to enrich their stories.

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Case studies
AMA with Code for Africa

From Cameroon to Uganda, this edition looks at the work undertaken by Code for Africa to open data up for better use by the region’s journalists.