Edward Wanyonyi Walekhwa

Edward WanyonyiEdward Wanyonyi has a background in Communications and Public Relations from Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. Edward has an extensive career in international news reporting having worked in various capacities with the British Broadcasting Corporation Nairobi Bureau, Citi Fm- Ghana and Talk 702 in South Africa. He has also consulted on various regional journalism and media training projects for the Africa Union Commission, the United Nations Office on Disaster Risk Reduction, UNESCO, UNECA, Zambia Broadcasting Corporation and the East Africa Community Secretariat.

Edward serves as an adjunct lecturer at St. Paul’s University in Kenya (Faculty of Business and Communication Studies) teaching core units in broadcasting, news production, media law and ethics. He is also affiliated to the Annenberg School of Communication and Oxford University Media Law Summer Fellowship. Additionally, Edward authored Eden In Turmoil-A Citizen Perspective To The 2008 Post Election Violence and is currently working on The Conspiracy of Silence- An analysis of the evolving South Sudan Conflict.

Research Interests

  • The links between media, conflict and national cohesion
  • Framing of conflict, security and development by international media houses
  • Narratives of ethnic identities, marginalisation and inclusion
  • Civilian- Military relationships in post war countries

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