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AW Free Foundation is a non profit organisation founded by AfricaWeb, publisher of GhanaWeb in Ghana, CamerounWeb in Cameroon, TanzaniaWeb in Tanzania and MyNigeria in Nigeria.

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Our executive team ..

Executive Director

Emmanuel Vitus

Emmanuel Vitus is a Journalist, Policy Analyst, independent Researcher.
He works to advance professional journalism and digital freedom with media and the Internet rights defenders globally.

Through research, advocacy and policy analysis, stakeholder engagement, research and capacity building programs, Emmanuel educates citizens to challenge power and encourage freedom of expression debate across Africa.
He has been Managing Editor of CameroonWeb, the most influencial news portal of Cameroon since 2014.
Emmanuel has previously worked as Journalist for the BBC, The North Africa Post. He has also served as Communications and Research Lead for Paradigm Initiative in Nigeria and Google policy Fellow for Francophone Africa.
Emmanuel supports multi-stakeholder Internet governance processes Africa by providing technical support to the Africa Internet governance (AfIGF), as well as a number of National and Regional Initiatives (NRIs), and Schools of Internet Governance (SIGs) as a faculty member.
Emmanuel is a graduate of the University of Greenwich (London), Central University (Tunisia), University of Malta and the IAEC University (Togo).

Board Member

Marc Stubbé

Marc is co-founder of AfricaWeb, the pan African online publisher, with a current presence in four countries, GhanaWeb.com, CanerounWeb.com, MyNigeria.com and TanzaniaWeb.com.
Marc has been a board room executive and entrepreneur in the field of Digital, Advertising and Technology with start-up experience. He worked in general management and commercial roles for companies as Unilever, WPP and Sanoma (most recently as Chief Commercial Officer) and has worked together with the finest experts in the field of marketing, advertising and publishing.
Legal Advisor

Matilda Nartey

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.

Awards & Nominations

The dedication to journalism, as shown by the initiator of AW Free Foundation, AfricaWeb, has been recognized by other parties.