Even mainstream journalists are activists. They become so whenever they touch uncomfortable and unpopular topics. Or when they endanger their safety just to denounce regimes, situations, and dangerous figures.

This is the case of the speakers on this panel.

Andrew M. Mwenda is a Ugandan journalist known for his fierce criticism of Western aid to Africa.

Antoine Kaburahe, director of Iwacu, one of the few remaining independent newspapers in Burundi, was forced to leave his country to live in exile in Belgium because of the brutal dictatorship of Nkurunziza.