Cheikh Fall

Cyber-activiste, #sunu2012

Cheikh Fall
Cheik Fall is a blogger and the creator of Sunu 2012, an online participative democracy project.

A web developer and project manager, today he manages three news portals in Senegal. In 2013, he was nominated to the Prix Net Citoyen NETIZEN2013, organized by Google and Reporters without borders.
In 2010, he founded and managed Rue Publique (Public Street), the first participatory platform in Senegal.

In 2011, Fall created Sunu 2012, a web platform that covered and monitored Senegal presidential election, that took place in February 2012. He also originated the Twitter hashtag #sunu2012, that became famous during the elections.
Sunu2012 is a transparency citizen project based on the work of volunteers, but it didn’t stop after the 2012 elections: it is now a monitoring and fact-checking platform of the political program of the new Senegal president and of the whole government.

In addition to that, Fall runs Sunucause, a participatory web project that uses social media to address emergencies in the country.
He is also one of the creators of the hashtag #kebetu, that is now used by Senegalese citizens and every other people willing to share information on what happens in the country.


June 13, 2013
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