- PATIENCE AKUMU (Uganda), 31, is a freelance journalist based in Kampala.
- SOLOMON ARINAITWE (Uganda), 28, is a political and parliamentary reporter with the Daily Monitor in Kampala.
- SYRIACUS BUGUZI (Tanzania), 34, heads the Science, Health and Environment desk at The Citizen in Dar es Salaam.
- TABU BUTAGIRA (Uganda), 38, is Managing Editor for Content Generation at the Daily Monitor in Kampala.
- ERICK KABENDERA (Tanzania), 38, is a freelance journalist based in Dar es Salaam writing for international and regional publications.
- JILLO KADIDA (Kenya), 36, is Chief Court Reporter and Weekend News Editor of The Star in Nairobi.
- KENFREY KIBERENGE (Kenya), 32, is News Editor of Nairobi News, an online-only publication of the Nation Media Group.
- JACQUELINE KUBANIA (Kenya), 28, is a news and features writer with the Daily Nation in Nairobi.
- YASIIN MUGERWA (Uganda), 35, is National Editor of the Daily Monitor in Kampala.
- MURITHI MUTIGA (Kenya), 35, is an independent journalist based in Nairobi.
- GLORIA NAKAJUBI (Uganda), 30, is a features writer with The New Vision in Kampala.
- MARC NKWAME (Tanzania), 44, is Arusha Bureau Chief for The Daily News.
- FRANKLINE SUNDAY (Kenya), 31, is a business reporter with The Standard in Nairobi.
- PAUL WAFULA (Kenya), 32, is a senior business
and investigative reporter at The Standard in Nairobi.