Frenny Jowi -Radio Editor


Frenny Jowi is a journalist based in Nairobi who has been nominated Kenyan Reporter of The Year in the Kenya 2014 Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards. Previously, Frenny worked for the BBC World Service in London as a broadcast journalist. She’s covered the arts extensively including the 2019 Venice Biennale in Italy and is the co-founder and curator of Kenya Media Week, a programme that promotes
freedom of the press and dialogues on contemporary journalism and media matters. The programme has been adopted across the border as Uganda Media Week. For 3 years, she was adjunct faculty at the Aga Khan Graduate School of Media and Communications where she taught courses in mobile journalism, digital media and public relations. She worked for the School in Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar and Uganda.
Frenny has had extensive work experience training journalists in collaboration with Transparency International Kenya, The Constructive Institute and Media Focus on Africa. At Media Focus on Africa, she took a lead journalism role in producing radio programs as well as curating digital content for social media. She has served as a jury member for international journalism awards with One World Media and The World Association of News Publishers. She’s also worked in data journalism with Data 4 Change to create data stories that impact social change in communities.