RAT.HUB | Startup Podcast: Linda Rath in conversation with Mercy Abang


Linda about Mercy Abang:

It took me many moons to publish this episode (Mercy and I actually talked back in September 2021). Finally, I can share this interview with Mercy Abang! She is a Nigerian journalist living in Berlin. About 5 years ago, I met her in Bonn at a workshop at Deutsche Welle. She has freelanced for the Associated Press, Al Jazeera, BBC and the Columbia Journalism School, among others. She just started working at Hostwriter as one of two managing directors. Congratulations!

In this episode, we talk about the Twitter ban in Nigeria and what this means for the civic online space and journalism, we cover the challenges of being an entrepreneur and we discuss in how far journalists should embrace technology. She gives us a glimpse of what’s important to her and how she prioritizes her work and her life.

About RAT.HUB | Startup Podcast

Welcome to RAT.HUB, I’m Linda Rath and I interview startup founders to understand what makes them tick, what makes them tick and what we can learn from them. Founding a company takes courage, diligence and luck … and what else you need, we’ll find out together.

If you have any questions or suggestions, just drop me a line via Twitter. My handle is @Lynda420.

The podcast is supported by MediaTech Hub Potsdam. The MediaTech Hub Potsdam bundles the local expertise of specialists and visionaries an accelerator and an annual MediaTech Hub Conference. We were with our startup Vragments from 2018 to 2020 in the office space in the former MediaTech Hub Lab in the media city Babelsberg and I can also recommend their offerings here. For more information, visit www.mth-potsdam.de.