Malek Deng was born in Twic County, Warrap State, in a Payam called Pan-Nyok. He is currently pursuing a bachelor degree in mass communication at the University of Juba. Meanwhile he works as state correspondent for different media houses. He has been working in the media sector since 2003, his first job was with the Khartoum Monitor. He also worked with serval humanitarian organisations in the field of capacity building. He joined The Niles team in April 2015.