Demba Kandeh

Member, Judging Panel

Demba Kandeh completed his undergraduate studies in Political Science and English Language at the University of The Gambia and postgraduate in media, journalism and politics at Arhus University (Denmark) and University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands).

Demba Kandeh is currently a lecturer and researcher at the School of Journalism and Digital Media, University of The Gambia. He also manages communication for Afrobarometer research in The Gambia. He has over ten years experience in journalism and media in The Gambia and abroad. As journalist and blogger, he worked for various national and international organizations including: Global Voices, The Guardian, Today, Press TV, etc.

Demba’s research work includes the state of community media in the Gambia (2018);working conditions of journalists in the digital era (The Gambia, 2018); communication surveillance: tricks and trends in the Gambia (2015) among others. He is The Gambia contributor and analyst for Freedom House’s annual freedom on the internet report since 2014. His research interest includes: journalism, communication, social media use in politics, media for political participation, using digital media for social movements, etc.