Venter Nkatha- August Member of the Month
Venter is a Programs and Communications Officer with the International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) and a board member at AMWIK. Venter has 11 years of experience as a journalist and has worked in different fields ranging from a photographer, producer, featured writer, publicity officer, editor and a Journalism Trainer; with organizations such as KNA, KBC, ERMIS Africa, Business Media, The Dabbling Mum, Africa Science News Service, the Star Newspaper, Inter-news in Kenya and UN-FAO. Venter is passionate about feature writing and has written a lot of stories that have captured the eyes of well wishers which have assisted some of the victims.
Venter holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Journalism at the Kenya Methodist University where she specialized in Development Communication . She also holds a diploma in Journalism and Media Studies from The Institute of Commercial Management.
For her new role as board member… “To be a prolific journalist; teamwork and affiliation to professional associations is the beginning to a successful career. In these associations, there are media practitioners who have a wealth of experience acquired after many years of practice. This cannot be taught in universities but can only be passed on to beginners through mentorship. I want to give the member journalists the skills for reporting gender issues, train them on how to avoid hate speech and write articles that are fair and accurate.”