Janet Otieno-Prosper is an award winning 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 joined the media industry (Kenya News Agency) as a News Reporter in 2006 while awaiting her graduation. Immediately after graduating with Bachelors of Arts with Education (Double major in English and Literature), she joined editorial desk of the mainstream media (Times News Services - Publisher of both Kenya and Sunday Times newspapers) where she worked as a Sub-Editor/Writer. Janet has also worked for Netherlands based Africa News as a reporter and served as an Editor of African Executive Magazine. She is currently working for Africa Review (Nation Media Group's digital magazine (www.nationmedia.com) as an editor/writer in charge of Southern Africa region. Janet is passionate about issues that are pertinent to Africa like women affairs, environment and health, governance and democracy, human rights and development. Janet is a member of Association of Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK) 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
Women affairs, environment and health, governance and democracy, human rights and development. Political threats. Writing,editing,reporting,research and advocacy.
My Vision for the Future
To be a leading journalist championing issues affecting Africa and beyond.