Rachel Hamada

Rachel Hamada
Based in: Edinburgh, Scotland. Rachel is one of the founders of Scottish investigative journalism cooperative The Ferret. Based in Edinburgh, she has worked as a journalist for 16 years, with a particular interest in social justice and marginalised communities. She has worked as community organiser with the Bureau Local for over two years, recently running the Change the Story project, which looked at reimagining local news with an emphasis on collaboration, inclusion and power building. She is a big supporter of media cooperatives and new media platforms, such as the Bristol Cable, Manchester Meteor, Gal-Dem and Black Ballad, and Free Press and Press On in the US, that are opening up and rethinking journalism and who it is for.