Emmanuel Freudenthal is a freelance reporter based in Nairobi who has been conducting investigations all over Africa for a decade. He focuses on stories that break entirely new ground, from nerdy data analysis to war reporting, Two of his corruption investigations that used public documents, such as financial reports and court judgements, have led to ongoing police inquiries in Australia and Canada. He’s also crunched data to calculate the time that Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has spent on private trips abroad (4.5 years). As part of a BBC team, he won a Peabody award for an open-source investigation finding the soldiers who murdered two women and two children while filming themselves on a smartphone. His stories have been published by the BBC, Le Monde, The New Humanitarian, Paris Match, Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph, African Arguments, Journal de Montréal, TV5 and others. Emmanuel studied economics at UTS in Sydney, then anthropology and politics at the University of Oxford.
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