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Cheikh Fall

Cheikh Fall

Cheikh 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.

Nominated in 2014 for French public Favorite Award for Best of online activism by Deutsche Welle. 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.

  • Organisation:

    Sunu 2012

  • Job Title:

    Founder

  • Country:

    Senegal

Editors Lab in Dakar

14 January 2015

Editors Lab in Dakar - Français -

14 January 2015