Lydia Namubiru is a general assignment freelancer based in Uganda and working for Quartz Africa, The New York Times and the BBC World Service. She also teaches data journalism at the African Centre for Media Excellence in Kampala and curates open data on www.data.ug. She previously worked for Vision Group, Uganda’s biggest media establishment. She is a general assignment reporter. Her previous stories have spanned topics like technology, health, governance, feminism and rights like free expression. She is joining the fellowship out of a desire to expand her coverage beyond Uganda, to the region. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.