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Maurice Oniang'o

Multimedia Journalist

Maurice Oniang'o is a versatile freelance Multimedia Journalist and Documentary Filmmaker based in Nairobi, Kenya.

He has written for National Geographic, GIJN (Global Investigative Journalism Network), 100 Reporters,, and Transparency International, among others.

He has also produced documentaries for highly-rated programmes such as National Geographic's Ultimate Vipers, Project Green, Africa Uncensored, NTV Wild, Giving Nature a Voice, and Tazama. His work has won many awards, including a gold Development Reporting Award TV, 2021– AJEA (Media Council of Kenya), Spotlight Documentary Film Awards, 2020, Environmental Reporter of the year TV, 2015 – AJEA (Media Council of Kenya), Thomson Foundation Young Journalist of the Year, 2014 (Foreign Press Association, London).

Maurice is also a National Geographic Explorer recipient, and a fellow of the inaugural National Geographic Field Ready Programme. He has a keen interest in social justice, human rights, corruption, conservation, natural history and wildlife.

Project title: The impact of media coverage of police brutality in Nairobi's slums

Sponsor: Thomson Reuters Foundation