Judie Kaberia appointed new AMWIK executive director
The Board of the Association of Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK) has announced the appointment of Ms. Judie Kaberia as the new Executive Director effective immediately.
Ms. Kaberia joins AMWIK from Journalists for Human Rights (JHR). “Judie has the right temperament, work experience and leadership skills to bring transformative change to the association at this time” said Dr. Dorothy Njoroge, AMWIK’s board chair.
Judie holds a Master’s degree in New Media, Governance and Democracy from the University of Leicester, in the U.K.
She’s also a fellow of the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime.
She is an award-winning multimedia journalist and accomplished media trainer with over 15 years of experience in journalism.
She is passionate about gender equality, public policy, healthcare, human rights, and transitional justice and has extensive knowledge in areas of global journalism, women rights and media development in East Africa.
A 2015 Fellow of the prestigious Edward Murrow Programme for Journalists (Washington DC), she serves as a mentor in the U.S Embassy Programme for Female Journalists.
Judie has been a media trainer for the professional development programme of the Graduate School of Media and Communication at the Aga Khan University.
She served as an international consultant with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Previously, she worked as the country coordinator (Kenya) and later as regional coordinator (East Africa) for Germany’s Wayamo Foundation where she spearheaded high level human rights advocacy and transitional justice dialogue.
She is an alumni of the DW Akademie
‘I will do all the best I can to support AMWIK and to take it to the next level. All that we require from each of us is team work’ Ms. Judie said as she made her remarks during an introductory meeting with staff.
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