Sameer Padania

consultant Macroscope

Sameer Padania

Sameer Padania is an independent consultant focusing on innovation in journalism and human rights. He has worked for leading organisations in journalism, media development, human rights, and philanthropy - from Open Society, Bertha, Knight and GFMD to Tactical Tech, WITNESS, Panos and Global Partners Digital - on a wide range of journalism, digital media and policy initiatives, including the Hub, the world's first UGC platform for human rights video.

In 2016, he was an Independent Assessor on the Google Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, prior to which he served for 3.5 years as a grant-making Program Officer in the Open Society Foundation's Program on Independent Journalism, where his focus was to track and fund experimentation in the field of journalism around the world. At OSF and in previous roles, he has also worked on and funded research and networks around the world focused on media and technology policy, including how technology companies, investors and engineers can be more protective of human rights and freedom of expression. He is a member of the board of 360Giving, which supports grantmaking organisations in the UK to publish and use open data.


IJF 2018

Sameer Padania will speak at the following events:

15:15 - 16:30  thursday 12 april 2018
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello
Sparking innovation in local news: funders' insights
17:45 - 18:45  friday 13 april 2018
Sala del Dottorato
Taking the red pill: has journalism become part of the problem?

IJF 2017

Sameer Padania will speak at the following events:

09:15 - 10:45  friday 7 april 2017
Centro Servizi G. Alessi
Mutual benefits: a new generation of journalism cooperatives
16:00 - 17:00  friday 7 april 2017
Sala del Dottorato
Media covering media: influencing innovation
14:00 - 15:15  saturday 8 april 2017
Sala delle Colonne, Palazzo Graziani
The rise of live journalism
16:30 - 17:45  saturday 8 april 2017
Sala del Dottorato
Investors in independent media: new challenges, new possibilities

IJF 2016

Sameer Padania will speak at the following events:

17:30 - 19:00  wednesday 6 april 2016
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello
Does independence in journalism have a future?


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