Frenny Jowi

Journalist, Nairobi

Frenny Jowi is a journalist based in Nairobi and roaming the world in search of stories.
She is a multiple award-winning journalist, 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 is the co- founder and curator of Kenya Media Week, a program that promotes freedom of press and dialogues on contemporary journalism and media matters. The program 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 takes a lead journalism role in producing radio programs as well as curating digital content for social media. She’s also worked in data journalism with Data 4 Change to create data stories that impact social change in communities.