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Verah Okeyo

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Nairobi,Kenya
Science Journalist — Daily Nation
Covers:  environment, sustainable development, gender, health,climate change, arts, entertainment
Doesn't Cover: Politics

Science journalist @dailynation| Media Postgrad at @Medialse |Teacher|Tailor|Musician|Nature lover| Blogger/writer at http://verahokeyo.com

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Biography

I am a graduate of communication and media technology with IT. I love writing about science(the environment and health) and a little bit of arts (music, fashion and religion)

What was your first job as a journalist?

Cameraman

Have you ever used a typewriter?

No

How is social media changing news?

News reaches people faster and journalists have to play "catch up"

Annual Journalism Excellence Award (Media Council of Kenya)

2015 - Environmental award for print journalism
The Environmental reporting award was given to me by Media Council of Kenya which is the regulating body for journalists in Kenya.

Annual Journalism Excellence Award (Media Council of Kenya)

2016 - Gender Reporting Award (Print Category)
This was awarded for reporting on men who are abused in Kenya. Winning story URL below