Msindisi Fengu is a multi-winning investigative journalist with two qualifications: a degree in International Relations from the University of South Africa and a National Diploma in Journalism from Walter Sisulu University (WSU). Fengu worked as an unpaid intern in the communications unit at WSU before branching off to journalism when he joined a community newspaper
Lynnia Ngwenya is an early-career journalist with two years’ experience as a reporter. She has been covering health, education, and the environment for various local news organizations. She joins The Citizen Bulletin as a full-time health reporter and will specifically focus on the southern part of the Matabeleland region.
Raquel Muigai is an award-winning journalist focused on human rights, governance, and climate change storytelling. Her work in these fields has earned her both local and international recognition, including the KAS Media Africa Award for Local Journalism, the Sustainable Development Goals Kenya Award, and the African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting Award. She has also
Catalina Olate is a journalist with a degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. She worked as a reporter for FactChecking.cl in partnership with 24 Horas verifying the 2021 presidential elections and the Constitutional plebiscite. She has collaborated with El Mostrador and in 2022 was a finalist for the Premio Periodismo de Excelencia de
Layla Yammine is a journalist and researcher based in Beirut, Lebanon. She is a staff journalist at The Public Source, where she reports on the public sector, political affairs, and social justice-related issues. She holds a degree in media studies from the Lebanese University.
Franklin Villavicencio is a Nicaraguan journalist with experience writing for print, digital and TV. He has worked for La Prensa Literaria, Revista Niú, Confidencial, Revista Factum and others. In 2021 he joined Divergentes, where he has produced three seasons of its podcast and multiple multimedia stories. In 2022 he was awarded the Ortega y Gasset
Kellys Portillo is a Salvadoran photojournalist focused on telling stories about gender, environment and indigenous issues. Her photographs have been part of the ESFOTO 2022 selection, a Latin American photojournalism festival that compiles the best images of the region. She is currently the photojournalist for the feminist digital media, Alharaca.
Eman is a digital investigator and reporter tracking and documenting human rights violations and military aggression using digital forensics. In the past, she worked for the Centre for Information Resilience on the Eyes on Russia project and before that has led open source investigations at Sudanese Archive. She has done news and longform reporting for
Koena Evelyn Mashale is a journalist with a degree from Tshwane University of Technology and currently participating in an advanced program at the same institution. She has experience working for local publications in Johannesburg. Her focus at Sowetan will be on immigration.