CMR offers a range of services to help you make maximum use of Africa’s rapidly changing media environment, including social media. We teach you to use the media not let the media use you.
Jonathan has been a foreign correspondent, media adviser, and consultant on African political, economic and social systems for more than 25 years. Until recently, he was Africa correspondent of The (London) Times, based in Johannesburg. Before that he was Africa Bureau Chief for the Reuters News Agency, based in Nairobi. Jonathan has also worked extensively for the United Nations and was the first Editor in Chief of the UN’s award-winning IRIN humanitarian information service. He has also served as Deputy Editor of the United Nations Environment Programme’s flagship magazine, Our Planet. To date, Jonathan has undertaken media training assignments for major international mining and telecommunications companies in Botswana, Nigeria, Kenya, Tunisia, Cote d’Ivoire, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, DRC, Mozambique, Gabon and Tanzania – as well as South Africa.
Jeff, formerly CNN’s Senior Africa Correspondent, is one of Africa’s best known and most experienced television journalists. He reported from Sudan on the crisis in Darfur and also from Uganda on the refugees who fled Sudan’s Lord’s Resistance Army. Based in Lagos, he covered Nigeria extensively — its politics, its economy and its people — and travelled extensively to numerous other African countries. His talents ensured he also frequently reported from outside the continent. In 2005, he was part of CNN’s Peabody Award winning team that covered the devastation wreaked on New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina. He also reported from Baghdad. In 2005 Jeff won a Television EMMY (the only Kenyan Journalist to have ever won one) for his work and in 2006, he was awarded the Prix Bayeaux for War Correspondents for his reporting on the civil war in the Congo. Jeff is currently Host of the twice weekly popular and controversial Talk Show, Jeff Koinange LIVE. JKL broadcast on Kenya’s Television Network, KTN and is one of Kenya’s most followed celebrities on Twitter.
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Caroline is East Africa’s leading female media personality. For 14 years, she has commanded the airwaves as the anchor of the early morning radio show on Kiss 100. Her unique blend of love, clarity and brutal honesty towards issues affecting Kenyans has won her a large and devoted following. But Caroline is much more than a journalist. She is also an agenda setter. As a devoted African and Kenyan, she has spent much of 2013 and 2014 in lecture halls from Harvard to UCLA mapping out the next phase of the unfolding African story. As well as anchoring Kiss 100’s morning show for 14 years, she also served as Program Controller seven of those years, overseeing the day-to-day on-air activities of one of Kenya’s leading radio networks.