Former Social Media / Wed editor for one of the world's most dynamic and interesting news platforms - Al Jazeera English (AJE) based in Doha, Qatar.
Worked on coverage of major news stories globally and in the Middle East, using innovative and creative online solutions.
One of the first journalists to get in touch online with Tunisian protesters and activists during December 2010 events, and since then the use of social media and online platforms has become even more vital to his work, and to Al Jazeera's coverage.
Responsible for improving and developing new platforms and strategies for AJE's coverage, most notably the popular live blogs - http://blogs.aljazeera.com/liveblog - as well as Al Jazeera's Creative Commons Repository - http://cc.aljazeera.net
Experienced writer and freelance journalist, writing for numerous local and international publications.
Chartered Accountant with broad experience in all aspects of accounting, auditing and financial management. Direct experience with the banking sector in South Africa, Africa and the UK.
Media, Freedom and the Web - Mozilla Festival 2011
November 4, 2011 - Ravensbourne, London, UK.
Talk: Behind the Scenes: Al Jazeera’s Live Blogs during Arab Spring
Workshop: Balancing the newsflow: Real-time vs Big Picture
Creative Commons Global Summit 2011
September 16, 2011 - Warsaw, Poland.
Talk: CC use in Al Jazeera
Creative Commons Arab World Regional Meeting
June 30, 2011 - Tunis, Tunisia.
Workshop: Citizen Journalism - the other side
Internet and 21st Century Social Revolutions
April 5, 2011 - La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain.
Presentation: Al-Jazeera, the Internet and 21st Century media
Industry Expertise (3)
Media - Online
Areas of Expertise (3)
Rhodes University: PGDIP, Economic Journalism 2009
University of KwaZulu-Natal: Bcom Honours, Accounting, Managment Accounting, Tax, Auditing 2004
University of KwaZulu-Natal: Bcom, Finance, Managment 2003
- Muslim Professionals Network
- South Africa Institute of Chartered Accountants
- Online News Association