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Stephane Mayoux / BBC Africa. Editor. Focus on Africa TV, Dira TV

I recently worked with PositiveNegatives on the Hooked project – a story on drug trade and addiction in Guinea-Bissau, told through cartoons over five daily episodes shown on BBC News Online and BBC World’s Focus on Africa. Ben is a top class professional and exceptional human being. His ethics, his values and his courage feed his work at PositiveNegatives; he has clearly decided to put real people at the heart of his research and journalism work. He feels accountable to them first. That decision gives his content genuine depth. He has been resilient, flexible, attentive and totally dedicated to transform a concept into a unique and exciting story-telling experience. I feel under his leadership, PositiveNegatives is bound to create many more benchmark-setting comic strips. I look forward to working with him again very soon