Gideon Sarpong is a media practitioner and policy analyst in Ghana with a decade of experience in policy, data, and investigative journalism. He co-founded iWatch Africa where he currently works as Director of Policy and News.
He is an alumnus of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the Commonwealth Youth Program, Free Press Unlimited, and the Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative. Gideon was a 2020/21 Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and a 2021/22 Reuters Fellow at the University of Oxford, UK.
He was also a 2020/21 Open Internet for Democracy Leader at the Center for International Media Assistance and the National Democratic Institute in Washington, DC.
He is a recipient of several reporting grants including from the Pulitzer Center, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, the Henry Nxumalo Foundation, Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism, Africa-China Grants, Journalismfund.eu, and many others. Gideon won the best reporter for ICT in West Africa in 2021 and was selected by the Thomson Reuters Foundation as a 2022 Changemaker.