Wangethi Mwangi – Judge of the 2013 AIBs


Photo of Wangethi Mwangi, Senior Consultant, African Media Initiative, Kenya and 2013 AIBs judgeWangethi Mwangi

Senior Consultant

African Media Initiative


Mr Mwangi provides general editorial and media support, drawing from his more than 30 years experience in journalism in East Africa. He successfully led and managed AMI’s project — the Leadership Guiding Principles for African Media Owners and Managers — from conceptualization, through to research, drafting and launch, making it one of the organisation’s flagship projects and is involved in its marketing and training programmes.

He markets the guidelines and trains media leaders on its values as well as providing critical inputs in strengthening AMI’s networks in the media industry and with potential non-media supporters, and is a key member of the AMLF organizing and coordinating team. At the time of his retirement from the Nation Media Group, he was the longest serving editorial director inEast Africa, guiding the organisation’s editorial strategy and strengthening its role as a credible partner in the social transformation of the country.

He managed the Nation Media Group’s 50 anniversary celebrations in March 2010, for which he produced and edited a seminal volume of speeches, reports and analyses titled Media and the Promise of Africa. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Literature in English and Political Science, MBA qualifications in strategic management, an Advanced Management Programme certificate and a post-graduate diploma in Mass Communications.

He is well established in the East African media scene and has recently been involved in the Journalism Excellence Awards organized by the Media Council of Kenya. He was one seven judges who had to work through a rather long “short list” of entries — comprising print, broadcasting and online — over a five-day period locked away in a resort away from our usual stations.