Judie is an award winning multimedia journalist and thorough media trainer with over 16 years of experience in journalism. A dedicated journalist with excellent spoken and verbal communication skills and an amiable personality, she is deeply passionate about public policy, healthcare, human rights, transitional justice and gender equality. She has extensive knowledge in global journalism, human rights and media development in East Africa. A 2015 fellow of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Programme for Journalists (Washington DC), she is a mentor in the U.S Embassy programme for Female Journalists.
She has been a media trainer for the professional development programme of the Graduate School of Media and Communications at the Aga Khan University in Nairobi, an international consultant with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on journalism training in South Sudan, a consultant for Heinrich Böll Stiftung in its Route To Food Initiative movement and US Embassy Vernacular Journalists elections training. She previously worked as the country coordinator (Kenya) and later as regional coordinator (East Africa) for Germany’s Wayamo Foundation, where she drove high-level human rights advocacy and transitional justice dialogues through public debates and informed journalism. Before that, she worked as a journalist and later as an associate editor for Capital Group Limited. She currently chairs the Africa Check Foundation board in Kenya, a subsidiary of Africa Check Trust, Africa’s leading independent fact-checking organization.