Season 4, Episode 5: What are the threats and challenges facing reporters who cover Africa’s biggest stories? How have threats evolved over the years, and what support do journalists have? Three journalists talk about their experiences of covering three very different, uniquely challenging beats (environment, elections, LGBTQ+ issues), and how they get to the story while keeping themselves and their sources safe.
In this episode:
- Madeline Ngeunga, Data journalist, InfoCongo, Cameroon.
- Eric Oduor, Editor of the Nation Media Group, and Secretary General of the Kenya Union of Journalists.
- Caleb Okereke, Managing Editor of Minority Africa, Uganda.
The Backstory production team is Andrew Heslop, Mariona Sanz, Irene Abalo, Colette Davidson and Sarah Elzas, who edited and mixed the episode.
Music in this episode: Sal by Xylo-Ziko.