Theophilus Abbah is the managing editor of the Nigerian Daily Trust and an award-winning investigative journalist of over twenty years experience. He has won FAIR’s pan-African Editor’s Courage Award and was a finalist in the international Daniel Pearl as well as the Nigerian Wole Soyinka investigative journalism awards. He was a Bloomberg/Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) Media Fellow and participated in the “Pirates, plunderers and corrupt tycoons” transnational investigation https://fairreporters.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/fair_2010_nov_rev_final-1.pdf and in the “Good Civil Servants” transnational investigation www.zammagazine.com/chronicle/chronicle-21/313-the-good-civil-servants. He also authored a novel, Lost In The Wind, which was nominated for the ANA Prose Fiction Prize. With two decades experience in journalism, Abbah combines his daily journalism work with research as a doctoral candidate at the University of Abuja, where he is conducting a forensic investigation into the language of terrorism.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas has become famous for utilising the undercover method as a principal tool in his investigative arsenal. He uses his exposés to unearth injustices and corruption in Ghana and sub-Saharan Africa. His investigative works, published in Ghana as well as by Al Jazeera, the BBC and Channel Four, have won him 17 international awards and he was polled as the fifth most influential Ghanaian in 2011 by e.tv Ghana. In December 2014, “Chameleon” by Ryan Mullins, a documentary about Anas’s life and work, was premiered at the 2014 IDFA festival in Amsterdam.
Zack Ohemeng Tawiah is a senior broadcast journalist with the Multimedia Group Ltd, parent company of Joy FM in Ghana. As a multimedia investigative journalist, he produce reports for radio, tv and online. A transnational investigation in which he participated, “Feeding the Parasites” www.zammagazine.com/chronicle/chronicle-18/312-feeding-the-parasites has been nominated for a Global Shining Light Award and is also incorporated in a book about African investigative journalism that is set to be published by Jacana in South Africa later this year.
Benon Herbert Oluka is editor of The Observer newspaper in Uganda and a co-founder of The Watchdog, a centre for investigative journalism at The Observer. He has undertaken a series of investigative reporting projects, including a transnational investigation into good civil servants operating in corrupt systems called “The Good Civil Servants,” which was published in Uganda, South Africa, the Netherlands and Spain. He won Ugandan, East African, and pan-African media awards for his investigative reporting. See: www.zammagazine.com/chronicle/chronicle-21/313-the-good-civil-servants ; https://decorrespondent.nl/5032/gezocht-integere-ambtenaar-in-een-corrupt-systeem-v-m/627272167192-3cfa864b and http://city-press.news24.com/News/the-good-civil-servants-20160416.
Muno Gedi is a freelance journalist based in Mogadishu, Somalia, who has worked to unearth the changes in attitude towards the prevalence of female genital mutilation among young women in her country www.zammagazine.com/chronicle/chronicle-2/23-somalia-circumcision-light, the sale of food aid in refugee camps www.zammagazine.com/chronicle/chronicle-3/32-food-aid-becomes-food-trade as well as violent conflict between different regional clans www.zammagazine.com/chronicle/chronicle-7/66-rich-clan-poor-clan and the stances of the Somali people with regard to the militant Al Shabaab movement www.zammagazine.com/chronicle/chronicle-17/302-somalia-a-failed-amnesty. In the absence of established investigative media houses in Somalia, she works mainly for ZAM on a freelance basis.