Gaïus Kowene is an award-winning journalist telling stories of ordinary people with extraordinary achievements. Before joining the BBC as a bilingual reporter based in Kinshasa, DRC, he worked for some of the world’s most respected media houses like the german’s state broadcaster Deustche Welle, Radio France International, etc. For two years, he volunteered as a member of the Youth Action Team, tasked to provide informed and strategic advice on youth engagement to the world’s largest civil society organizations’ network, CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation.

Gaius Kowene in Hilversum, Netherlands

From online coverage of several African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings to moderating a panel on the fight against corruption for the African Union, Gaïus spent most of his 10 years career working with influential global players. His portfolio includes, amongst others, the UNHCR, Oxfam,, Yole!Africa, etc.


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What I do


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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



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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.






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



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


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



Reporting on the result of Senegal 2019 Presidential Elections. Start at 1’8″


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


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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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I was part of the team Live Tweeting the African Development Bank’s Civil Society Forums during Annual Assemblies for years. See the tweet here on AfDB official Twitter account


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In September 2018, I moderated for the African Union a panel on the role of youth in the fight against corruption at a consultation in Dakar, Senegal. See original tweet here.

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Follow me on Twitter: @GKowene

Like my Facebook page: gaiusjournalist

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