Data Storytelling Fellowship



Baraza Media Lab and Fringe Graph are thrilled to announce the launch of the second cycle of the Data Storytelling Fellowship, a joint initiative that aims to strengthen evidence-based journalism by equipping journalists and storytellers with data storytelling skills, enabling them to become critical evidence consumers and communicators.
In the first cycle, the Fellowship supported individuals from various parts of Kenya who attended workshops, participated in instructor-led training sessions and collaborated with one another. Three of the journalists had their work published in notable media outlets such as Nation Africa, The Star and Africa Uncensored, marking a successful inaugural year.

The 2023 edition of the Fellowship will focus on the real-world application of data skills for storytelling, with a theme of Women in Public Life; Politics, Media and Management. The program will provide an opportunity for the fellows to enhance their data storytelling skills through facilitated training sessions and workshops. They will collaborate with other journalists to complete a gradual work-related project and build a mutually supportive and accountable fellowship cohort and moderated online community. They will learn valuable and applicable skills that will enable them to tell compelling and thought provoking stories using data. Their projects will contribute to the Women in Public Life discourse by exploring the challenges they face and highlighting their roles and achievements in their respective leadership positions.

Congratulations to the 2023 Data Storytelling Cohort! We look forward to seeing how their skills and creativity will strengthen evidence based journalism and storytelling.


The 2021 Cohort

Wangui Mukuru is a writer for Kenyan Wallstreet, a digital media content platform providing in-depth business news and finance news.

Evelyn Kahungu is a news producer with over 15 years of experience. She currently works at the Aljazeera English bureau in Nairobi covering the East and Central African region.

Wanjeri Gakuru is a journalist, essayist, and filmmaker. A cross-section of her writing has appeared in Transition Magazine, The Africa Report, The Elephant, LA Times Magazine and CNN, among others.

Waihiga Mwaura is a broadcast journalist and news anchor, and the special projects editor at Citizen TV. He’s a 4x award winning journalist, including the 2018 Komla Dumor Award.

Joy Muruku is a PR and communications specialist with 7 years of industry experience. She currently works with Fairtrade Africa which is part of a global movement working to solve the injustices of unfair trade.

Martin Siele is currently the editor at Business Today Kenya and founder of His work focuses on digital media, sports and entertainment.

Adhiambo Edith Magak is a writer, journalist and 2020 writing fellow at African Liberty. Some of her works have been published in The Lazy Women, Meeting of Minds Uk, Brittle Paper, Jalada, Daily Nation, among others.

Linda Ngari is a digital journalist experienced in broadcast and print media, currently working as a fact-checker and data journalist with Africa Uncensored.

Faith Kyoumukama is a writer and reporter with over 10 years of experience. She currently writes for the People Daily newspaper with a main focus in health, environment and human interest stories.

Julius Jumah is a broadcast journalist and currently the sports editor at TV47 Kenya.

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