Chair: Research Fellow Sussex University and Journalist - Thembi Mutch
Thembi is an award winning South African/London tv/radio/print journalist who has lived worked across West, Southern and Eastern Africa, based in Tanzania 2007- 2015. She has also lived and worked in Ethiopia, South Africa, Rwanda and Mozambique, teaching journalism in Maputo at the Eduardo Mondlane University as an African Studies Association Fellow. She has worked for BBC, Channel 4, Canal plus, Arte and advised on a number of corporate, government and community projects in East and Central Africa.
Audrey Brown, BBC World Service producer/reporter/presenter is a South African broadcast journalist and curator working with the BBC World Service flagship news and current affairs programme, Focus on Africa. She cut her journalistic teeth on progressive newspapers like Vrye Weekblad and the then Weekly Mail, now Mail and Guardian in South Africa in the late 1980s.
Audrey lives in London and travels the world, making radio documentaries and reporting on the lives of people in Africa and the diaspora.
Nishtha Chugh is an award-winning independent journalist and has reported from seven countries on global development, international security, climate change, social justice, migration, and gender equality. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Al Jazeera English, BBC World Service, New Internationalist, Channel 4 News, Forbes, Africa News, The Dhaka Tribune and The Indian Express. In 2013, she won the Guardian’s International Development Journalism competition for her news feature from Rwanda. In 2016, she was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship following her investigative work on organ trafficking for BBC and Al Jazeera. Nishtha speaks four languages and is a media trainer for the US embassy in London. When not reporting she's trying to win the lottery to fund her dream of going to the International Space Station one day.
Eliza Angangwe is a writer, managing editor of new digital publisher, The Correspondent, and the founder of The Nzinga Effect, a media project focused on telling the stories of African and Afro-descendant women. She began her career working for non-governmental organisations, but has spent the past decade working for The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, narrative change organisation, The Rules, The Guardian and CNN Africa.