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Malkia Devich-Cyril

Founder and Executive Director | MediaJustice

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Malkia Devich-Cyril

Malkia Devich-Cyril, a veteran, multiple prestigious awards-winning leader in the digital rights and freedoms and Black Lives movements, was the founding Executive Director of Media Justice, a national hub advancing racial justice, rights and dignity in a digital age. She is currently a Senior Fellow at Media Justice and is a contributing writer to The Atlantic, Wired, TechCrunch, The Washington Post, Truthout and other prominent publications. Devich-Cyril is regularly a featured speaker on issues of media, technology and race, and has appeared in three documentary films including the Oscar nominated 13th, directed by Ava DuVernay. And, as the newly widowed spouse of comedian and editor Alana Devich-Cyril, who died following an intense battle with cancer, Malkia Devich-Cyril now works to transform the public narrative on grief and equity in America.