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At the Internews office in Nairobi, Stanley Ongwae fidgeted restlessly like a child who was keeping a big secret. He had just received news that his story on maternal mortality had won a Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Award.
Marie Yambo is one of the fellows attending the Internews broadcast health fellowship. She is a reporter with the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), the state broadcaster, and also runs a health program called health matters.
One of his most memorable stories was about HIV in prisons. It took him six months to get access and to find an HIV positive warden who was ready to tell his story. To date he is the only journalists who can enter any prison at anytime, anywhere in Kenya.
Violet Otindo is a television producer and reporter with Citizen TV and chair of Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture Association (MESHA). She is an award-winning journalist, taking home the CNN/Multichoice 2009 Environment Award.
When she started out in the real world, Irene Choge had a degree in literature and education and a passion to tell stories. Today she knows journalism is her world, and she is the holder of the title of Best Children’s Rights media writer in Kenya.
Dann Okoth is an investigative writer with the Standard Newspaper. His passion for the written word started when other boys his age were dissecting insects and chasing butterflies.