Join Us In The #ISupportFreePress Media Campaign!
Chioma Agwuegbo, Yop Rwang Pam, and Ugochi Ekwueme will kick off our #ISupportFreePress Campaign on November 2nd in Abuja, and November 3rd in Lagos. In partnership with media organizations across Nigeria, #ISupportFreePress aims to build a social movement around the urgent need to protect press freedom, so that journalists can safely contribute to government accountability and transparency. Show your support on social media with @TheReboot and #ISupportFreePress.
Welcome Ugochi Ekwueme!
Reboot warmly welcomes our new Program Associate, Ugochi Ekwueme, to our West Africa office. Ugochi brings a range of experience and influence in the media and governance space in Nigeria, working as a strategic communicator, practitioner, and advocate for government transparency. She also draws from her background in documentary film to drive social social change. Ugochi looks forward to contributing to our open governance and media development work across the continent.
Welcoming New Leadership for NYC Open Data
New York City recently appointed Kelly Jin as the Chief Analytics Officer and Director of the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA), and we look forward to witnessing her leadership as she amplifies the impact of public data in NYC. Reboot was excited to share our support and enthusiasm in the City’s official announcement on Jin’s appointment, and you can read the full press release here.
Learning from 30 Years of Participatory Budgeting
Chelsey Lepage will be a panelist at the Smart Citizenship Academy in Cascais, Portugal on October 10th. In conversation with participatory budgeting (PB) experts Nelson Dias and Giovanni Allegretti, she will discuss the development of PB practices in different global contexts over the past three decades. The session will also address the opportunities and challenges of co-designing new peer learning approaches to participatory budgeting.
Media Collaboration for Increased Power Sector Accountability
On October 12th, Yop Rwang Pam will speak at the 14th Annual All Nigeria Editors’ Conference in Delta State, Nigeria. Her session,“Media Collaboration for Increased Power Sector Accountability,” will highlight the critical role of data-driven reports in demanding accountability from the government, especially leading up to the Nigerian general election in February 2019.
Welcome Alyssa Kropp and James Neimeister!
Reboot is excited to welcome our new fall interns, Alyssa and James! Alyssa, our Programs Intern, is an aspiring service designer currently pursuing an MFA in Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons. She will primarily support our team on participatory budgeting research and projects. James, our People & Operations Intern, is an MPA Candidate at CUNY – Baruch College, studying urban development and sustainability. He will support our human resources team, including on recruitment and policy.