Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2019

Wed, 1 May -
8:45 to 18:00

Joint Media Forum - Challenges and opportunities for the Media in the Age of Disinformation

Alphonce Shiundu

Country Editor, AfricaCheck

Alphonce Shiundu is the country editor for Africa Check in Kenya. He was previously parliamentary editor of Standard Group Plc. Before then, he was a journalist at the Nation Media Group. He has experience and expertise in new media training, newsroom convergence and publishing technologies. He has a Masters degree in media and development from the University of Westminster, London; a Bachelors in Information Sciences from Moi University in Kenya. His work has been published in different print and digital platforms in Kenya, South Africa, the USA, Germany, and China. He’s a Chevening scholar; an alumnus of the School of Authentic Journalism (Mexico), the Professional Fellows Exchange Programme (Washington DC), and the Young African Leaders Initiative (Nairobi). When he is not being a multimedia journalist, fact-checker or a media trainer, Alphonce is an award-winning author, most recently the winner of the 2018 Africa Book Club, for his story The Wrong Patient. He believes in holding power to account. In his free time, he climbs mountains.