Justin Arenstein

Code for Africa

Director of Code for Africa

Justin Arenstein is director of Africa’s largest data journalism initiative; Code for Africa. It operates NewsLabs in five African ‘hub’ countries, with projects in 20 additional countries that range from camera drones and sensors to collect data, to investigative technologies and citizen reporting tools. Code for Africa also runs the $1m/year innovationAFRICA and $750,000/year impactAFRICA funds for newsroom experimentation, and offers a range of fellowships that embed technologists or other specialists into watchdog media. Prior to founding Code for Africa, Arenstein was an award-winning investigative journalist and media entrepreneur. He continues to serve on a number of media industry advisory councils in Africa, Europe, and the U.S.A.