I’m Social Storyteller and Multimedia Journalist based in Goma, eastern Congo DRC, but I travel across Africa to uncover stories of ordinary people with extraordinary achievements. I work in French, English and Swahili.

Email-me at gkowene@gmail.com or WhatsApp +44 74 52 30 30 95

Gaius Kowene in Hilversum, Netherlands

 

My works have been published by some of the world’s most respected media houses like the BBC’s Focus On Africa program, Radio France International’s English desk, the german broadcaster Deutsche Welle, Swiss public radio RTSInfo and more.

 

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What I do

– MULTIMEDIA PRODUCTION

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Trained in Video journalism and Creative storytelling at the Radio Netherlands Training Center, I produce Hard news as well as feature radio, video & web stories. I’m a one-man-crew with a unique perspective.

SKILLS INCLUDE: Camera | Audio and Video Editing | Radio and TV Live Q&A | Podcasting | Writer | Smartphone / Mobile Journalism | Fixer / Field Producer

 

– STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION

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With More than 7 years in PR and Media relation management, I help organizations plan and run successful campaigns online as well as offline. I help them produce a comprehensive and practical strategic communications plan.

 

 

 

 

– RESEARCH & ANALYSIS

Gaius Kowene battlefield Rwanda DRC border

I have done several researches for clients I can’t name here on various topics including but not limited to The State of Internet Freedom Africa report DRC section (2016 and 2017);  gathering and analyzing intelligence on a closed armed group in eastern Congo, DRC; understanding the media landscape to influence decision makers and international donors. Before all this, I was trained as an assistant researcher for the book Necessary Noise: Music, Film and Charitable Imperialism in Eastern Congo by Dr. Cherie Rivers Ndaliko, a book that won the 2017 Allen Merriam Prize for the most outstanding book in the field of Ethnomusicology.

SKILLS INCLUDE: Research | Risk Assessment | Intelligence Analysis | Due Dilligence | Monitoring and Evaluation

-INTERPRETER & TRANSLATOR

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I can help you interpret voice overs, trainings / workshops, conferences and translate films, documents, promotional material and more. I translate from and to French, English and Swahili.

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Work Samples

-RADIO WORK SAMPLES-

This is a teaser with most of my radio reports in both French and English

Goma: Fighting negative perceptions through fashion, Focus on Africa – BBC World Service

Congolese art lover challenges the stereotype about the region by promoting local fashion

 

-VIDEO WORK SAMPLES-

Hip Hop, the Dream (Accra, Ghana, July 2016)

-TEXT CONTENT FOR WEB-

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Read the full article here on DW Deutsche Welle

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Read full article here on One.Org

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Read full article here on The East African

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Contacts

Email : gkowene@gmail.com

WhatsApp: +44 74 52 30 30 95 

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