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Introducing myself and my journal: Women flying without wings

About Me:
Janet Otieno-Prosper is a female Kenyan journalist who holds a Masters degree in Communication Studies from The University of Nairobi.

She developed passion for writing at a tender age, as she would witness a number of things affecting Africa as a continent and wondered how to get the information out for necessary plan of action. She needed some channel to air it to the concerned parties.

Janet has worked in the mainstream media industry for six years progressively as a reporter, sub-editor and currently as an editor/writer.

Janet is passionate about issues that are pertinent to Africa like environment and health, women affairs, governance and democracy, human rights and development.

Janet is a member of Association of Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK), Media Council of Kenya and Kenya Union of Journalists.

She believes that journalists can reposition Africa through setting an agenda for positive action. She is also a poet.

Twitter:@JanetOtieno

Passions:
Women and Children,Human Rights and development, Environment and Health, Governance and Democracy.

Challenges:
Political threats, male-dominated newsroom, financial constraint making trips across Africa to cover stories difficult.

Vision for the Future:
To be a leading journalist championing issues affecting women in the society.

Areas of Expertise:
Writing,Editing,Reporting,Research and Interviews.

Comments

JaniceW's picture

Karibu

Jambo Akinyi. It is a joy to welcome someone of your calibre to our community. World Pulse is a media enterprise covering global issues through the eyes of women, and we are dedicated to listening to and broadcasting the unheard voices of women worldwide. I would love for you to share with us some of the stories you hear from the communities you serve, those stories not seen in the mainstream media.

If there is anything I can help you with or if you have any particular interests, please let me know and I will try to steer you in the right direction. To get started, you can share your ideas and dreams by writing in your journal, reading other member's journals and offering comments, and joining groups to participate in the discussions. Our group directory (http://www.worldpulse.com/pulsewire/groups) is where you will find groups whose members have come together around a single topic or interest.

I look forward to reading more from you and I hope that you will find PulseWire to be engaging, inspiring and thought-provoking.
Janice
PulseWire Community Director

aliĝngix's picture

Welcome to PulseWire!

Hi, just welcoming you here and hope you feel welcomed, and sometime you might share your thoughts and opinions on different things. See you around.

LauraB's picture

Welcome

PulseWire can be an outlet for your news reports on women that get gagged by male managers. I am sure that you will have open listeners who will respond and appreciate your skillful journalistic writing. I look forward to reading your posts.

A warm welcome to you!

Laura

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