- PATIENCE AKUMU (Uganda), 33, is a freelance journalist based in Kampala.
- SYRIACUS BUGUZI (Tanzania), 36, is deputy news editor at The Citizen in Dar es Salaam.
- TABU BUTAGIRA (Uganda), 39, is Managing Editor for Content Generation at the Daily Monitor in Kampala.
- ERICK KABENDERA (Tanzania), 39, is a freelance journalist based in Dar es Salaam writing for international and regional publications.
- JILLO KADIDA (Kenya), 38, is Chief Court Reporter and Weekend News Editor of The Star in Nairobi.
- KENFREY KIBERENGE (Kenya), 33, is News Editor of Nairobi News, an online-only publication of the Nation Media Group.
- JACQUELINE KUBANIA (Kenya), 30, was a news and features writer with the Daily Nation in Nairobi until November 2018.
- YASIIN MUGERWA (Uganda), 37, is National Editor of the Daily Monitor in Kampala.
- MURITHI MUTIGA (Kenya), 37, was an independent journalist based in Nairobi before joining the International Crisis Group to report on the Kenyan elections in 2017.
- GLORIA NAKAJUBI (Uganda), 31, is a features writer with The New Vision in Kampala.
- MARC NKWAME (Tanzania), 45, was Arusha Bureau Chief for The Daily News until November 2018.
- FRANKLINE SUNDAY (Kenya), 32, is a business reporter with The Standard in Nairobi.
- PAUL WAFULA (Kenya), 34, is an investigative reporter and business editor at the Daily Nation in Nairobi.