Khadija Patel

Chairperson of the International Press Institute and the Head of Programmes of the International Fund for Public Interest Media

Khadija Patel is a South African investigative journalist with publications for international media houses Sky News, Al Jazeera, Quartz, BBC World News and The Guardian. Khadija is currently the chairperson of the International Press Institute and the former Editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian. She also an associate researcher at the Witwatersrand Institute for Social and Economic Research. The former President of the United States Barack Obama acknowledged Khadija in 2013 for her investigative journalism in countries such as Sudan, Mali and the Democratic Republic of Congo.[5] She is also one of the founders of South Africa's news website The Daily Vox.