Mercy Abang is a Nigerian Journalist – directing her energy towards development Journalism and under-reported stories. She’s one of Nigeria’s most syndicated freelance Journalists. Mercy also doubles as an International Media Fixer with Organizations like the Associated Press, Al Jazeera, BBC, Sunday Times of London and the Columbia Journalism School New York.
With many years experience working as an International Election Observer, she’s worked with the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, the International Republican Institute, IRI and a host of other organization’s actively participating and understudying the process of elections in Africa.
She studied Elections Observation at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Centre Accra, and she was very influential working with youth-led organizations like Blogging Ghana during the recently conducted Presidential Elections in the West African Nation.
She is a driven, versatile and resourceful lady who understands the business of communications, media and democracy.
Mercy has a massive online followership with over 40,000 followers on her Twitter handle, which was listed as one of the most influential accounts on Social media and top 20 shapers of the 2015 Presidential elections in Nigeria. She has managed and handled various elections monitoring on social media at various situation rooms in Nigeria and outside Nigeria.
As a result of her experience in election monitoring, Mercy understands how social media impacts elections and strategies employed for effective engagement during elections.