Member of the month – Rose Nzioka June 2012
Rose Nzioka has been an AMWIK member from the mid ’90s when she was a news reporter with The Standard newspaper. She served as Secretary for the organisation in the late ’90s when AMWIK was struggling to establish itself.
Ms. Nzioka also served on the AMWIK board in 2008-2010, a crucial period in the organisation when a review of the AMWIK Constitution was done. She also served as Chair of AMWIK’s ICT Committee, steering the ongoing process of revamping the website.
Ms. Nzioka has worked as a print and online journalist for over 15 years and is currently doing consultancy in Web Content Management. She holds a Masters degree in Journalism and Media Studies from Rhodes University, South Africa.
She says one of the benefits she has enjoyed as an AMWIK member was the opportunity to attend the annual Highway Africa Conference in South Africa – a forum for critical reflection on journalism, media, technology and development in Africa.
Other benefits include networking with colleagues from other organisations; attending professional training sessions organised by AMWIK and partners; and giving back to society through AMWIK’s Community Social Responsibility (CSR) project.
“I would advice any woman in Kenya practicing media, PR and communications to join AMWIK and enjoy the benefits of a professional association. There’s something for you in AMWIK, no matter what stage of your career you are at,” said Ms. Nzioka.
Her leisure interests include: reading; writing poetry (has had some poems published in SA); travelling; lawn and table tennis.
Professional interests include: research; news and feature writing; multi-media journalism; teaching; lobbying and advocating for women and human rights.