The Dickens Olewe podcast

By Dickens Olewe

Dickens Olewe is a Kenyan journalist currently working for the BBC in London. He was a 2015 John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University. The fellowship focusses on innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership in journalism. He was the founding digital content manager at the Star newspaper in Kenya where he led the establishment of the newspaper's digital department including its website, social media platforms and audience engagement strategy. He's been a speaker on several media subjects including: drone journalism, digital publishing platforms, media trends, mobile journalism, social media for news, user engagement and crowdsourcing news, at several journalism conferences around the world including: SxSw, re:publica, ONA and the World News Media Congress. He's been a trainer for WAN-IFRA emerging markets webinar series and Internews.

  1. 1.
    “Fake News” and Cyber-Propaganda in Sub-Saharan Africa
    32:41
  2. 2.
    'Travelling While Black' a conversation with Nanjala Nyabola
    1:27:54
  3. 3.
    Africa's lows and highs in 2020 & the promise of the new year
    39:55
  4. 4.
    Interview: Covering Africa Constructively
    30:12
  5. 5.
    Nelson Kwaje: Defy Hate Now - South Sudan
    35:49
  6. 6.
    Akinyi Ochieng: Towards An Anti-Racist Workplace
    17:30
  7. 7.
    Dr Richard Ayah: Public Health in times of Covid-19
    29:04
  8. 8.
    Simon Allison - Mail & Guardian South Africa: Reporting Covid-19 & publishing on WhatsApp
    25:17
  1. 9.
    Verah Okeyo & Esther Nakkazi: Reporting Covid-19 in Kenya and Uganda
    21:39
  2. 10.
    Alphonce Shiundu- Africa Check: Coronavirus and misinformation in Africa
    18:06
  3. 11.
    Lydia Matata - Independent Filmmaker, writer and journalist - Kenya
    32:11
  4. 12.
    Frenny Jowi - Journalist & Media consultant - Kenya
    24:56
  5. 13.
    Odanga Madung - Data journalist at OdipoDev - Kenya
    25:39
  6. 14.
    Guest appearance - China in Africa podcast
    36:12
  7. 15.
    Special podcast episode: Nanjira Sambuli -World Wide Web Foundation
    29:35
  8. 16.
    Special podcast episode: Ory Okolloh and Nanjala Nyabola
    1:22:12
  9. 17.
    Mutuma Mathiu - Group Editorial Director - Nation Media Group in Kenya
    24:11
  10. 18.
    Asha Mwilu - Special Projects Editor at Citizen TV in Kenya
    23:50
  11. 19.
    Interview with China's ambassador to Kenya
    32:18
  12. 20.
    Bonus Episode: Too Early For Birds -Tom Mboya Edition
    8:22
  13. 21.
    Dickens Olewe - Panel at Global Defence of Media Freedom conference in London
    40:07
  14. 22.
    Loic Forget - La Sentinelle in Mauritius - Drone journalism, business model, press freedom
    39:04
  15. 23.
    Brenda Wambui -Otherwise Podcast - Podcasting in Kenya
    23:56
  16. 24.
    EAC turns 20, Episode 4: The East African Century
    31:38
  17. 25.
    EAC turns 20, Episode 3: Regional conflicts and solidarity
    15:28
  18. 26.
    EAC turns 20, Episode 2: Coalition of the willing
    24:49
  19. 27.
    EAC turns 20, Episode 1: The state of play
    28:41
  20. 28.
    Verah Vashti Okeyo - Nation Media Group - Ethnographic Journalism
    20:59
  21. 29.
    Dr Kate Wright - Uni of Edinburgh - Who is Reporting Africa Now?
    27:17
  22. 30.
    Musikilu Mojeed - Editor Premium Times - Covering Nigeria elections
    18:12
  23. 31.
    John-Allan Namu - Co-founder Africa Uncensored - Reporting the Dusit terror attack
    26:32
  24. 32.
    Yinka Adegoke - Editor Quartz Africa - Breaking into the African media market
    24:29
  25. 33.
    Happi Zengeni - Founder of Business Times in Zimbabwe - 'Print has 20 years'
    12:22
  26. 34.
    Christine Mungai - Journalist & Nieman Fellow - Journalism is in crisis
    15:58
  27. 35.
    Joel Konopo - Co-founder Centre for investigative journalism in Botswana - Satellite journalism
    17:57
  28. 36.
    Indra De Lamerolle - Director Jamlab Accelator -News innovation hubs & media schools
    10:19
  29. 37.
    Peter Cunliffe-Jones - Director Africa Check - The fight against misinformation
    14:34
  30. 38.
    Churchill Otieno - Digital Editor Nation Media Group - Legacy vs digital media
    20:56
  31. 39.
    Tsedale Lemma - Editor Addis Standard - Reporting in 'new Ethiopia'
    20:37
  32. 40.
    Yusuf Omar - Co-founder Hashtag Our Stories - Mobile journalism
    17:37
  33. 41.
    Nigel Mugamu - Founder 263Chat - Popular hashtag to media company
    12:43
  34. 42.
    Catherine Gicheru - Country Lead Code4Kenya - Data journalism and diversity in newsrooms
    20:52
  35. 43.
    Journalism Innovation in Africa - Introduction
    1:15

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