Dickens Olewe is a Kenyan journalist currently working for the BBC in London.
He was a 2015 John S. Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University. The fellowship focusses on innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership in journalism.
He was the founding digital content manager at the Star newspaper in Kenya where he led the establishment of the newspaper's digital department including its website, social media platforms and audience engagement strategy.
He's been a speaker on several media subjects including: drone journalism, digital publishing platforms, media trends, mobile journalism, social media for news, user engagement and crowdsourcing news, at several journalism conferences around the world including: SxSw, re:publica, ONA and the World News Media Congress. He's been a trainer for WAN-IFRA emerging markets webinar series and Internews.
'Travelling While Black' a conversation with Nanjala Nyabola
'Travelling While Black' with Nanjala Nyabola. A conversation hosted by
Africa's lows and highs in 2020 & the promise of the new year
The Covid-19 crisis has been the big story of 2020 but how has Africa handled the pandemic, and amid the serious set backs have there also been some digital and technical gains?
What opportunities will the African Continental Free Trade Area bring after it comes into effect in January 2021?
How can Africa take charge of its own climate change policies?
And is the continent ready for the fourth Industrial Revolution?
These are some of the questions that the guest panel of Dr Oby Ezekwesili, Rebecca Enonchong, Professor Ken Opalo and Professor Landry Signé address with presenter Dickens Olewe as they look back at the issues and trends in Africa over the past year, and discuss what 2021 might bring.
This episode was first broadcast on the BBC Africa Today podcast
Interview: Covering Africa Constructively
I was interviewed as part of Constructive Institute's 24-hours Future of Journalism Conference.
Africa Rising? Africa Hopeless? No, Africa Being.
Nelson Kwaje: Defy Hate Now - South Sudan
Nelson is the Director of Programmes at #DefyHateNow. More about him here https://defyhatenow.org/our-team/#kenya
Akinyi Ochieng: Towards An Anti-Racist Workplace
Akinyi Ochieng is a writer and marketer working in the tech and financial services industries. She is based in New York. More here www.akinyiochieng.com
Towards An Anti-Racist Workplace: Tools and Strategies to Support Black Employees https://medium.com/age-of-awareness/towards-an-anti-racist-workplace-tools-and-strategies-to-support-black-employees-a83c4f38c9ef
Dr Richard Ayah: Public Health in times of Covid-19
Dr Richard Ayah: Public Health in times of Covid-19 by Dickens Olewe