Marc Ellison is an award-winning data- and photojournalist based in Glasgow, Scotland. Currently Marc is a senior data journalist for the BBC, and a freelance photojournalist. He has produced multimedia work from Canada, Mali, Mozambique, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, and the United Kingdom. Marc has a diverse background with a BA (Hons.) in History, an MSc in Computer Science, and a Masters of Journalism from Carleton University, Ottawa. With such a unique skill-set, Marc is interested in bridging the disciplines of Journalism and IT, and frankly explains his passion for creating interactive graphic novels, coding webscrapers and building online databases. He has covered a broad range of topics: the censorship of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s Facebook page; the reintegration of female child soldiers in Uganda; bed bugs in social housing; refugees in South Sudan; missing First Nations women in Canada; reality radio shows in Mali; gay rights; crisis mapping; mining; child soldiers living in Canada; African cyber-crime; crime; municipal and federal elections; FASD in First Nations communities; education in Indian schools and even burlesque dancing.

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