Media and creatives

Eunjoo Maing

Director/Head of D-TEC Academy & International Affairs at Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP), South Korea

Eunjoo Maing studied for her MA in Curating Contemporary Design at Kingston University. She credits her UK experience for developing her career as an internationally active design professional. Eunjoo believes that there is a direct link between her Chevening Scholarship and sitting on the Executive Board of an international body for design, World Design Organization (WDO).

My Chevening experience changed my worldview and helped me build an inner self-belief, which subsequently, translated into peer leadership momentum

John Momoh

Founder, Chairman and CEO of Channels Television, Nigeria

John Momoh founded Channels TV in 1992, and prior to that worked as News Anchor, Senior Reporter and Senior Producer for Nigeria’s National Radio and Television Stations, Radio Nigeria and the Nigerian Television Authority. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Guild of Editors and the Nigerian Institute of Journalism.

John completed his Chevening Fellowship at the Thomson Foundation in Cardiff in 1990. The foundation is the world’s oldest international media development organisation and has a long history of promoting professional excellence in media worldwide. His experience on the course helped him to grow and cultivate a strong worth ethic, whilst upholding the highest ideals in balanced reporting and adequately informing the viewing public. Channels TV was named ‘Africa’s Best Television Station’ in 2014 and is also eight time winner of Nigeria’s ‘Station of the Year’. Both John and the TV station have won numerous other awards.

Sissako Florence Tamko

Chief Correspondent for Cameroon Radio Television at the Office of the Prime Minister in Yaounde , Cameroon

Sissako completed a short course on Advanced Broadcast Journalism at Cardiff University, at the prestigious Centre for Journalism Studies, under the sponsorship of Chevening. She has a long career as a reporter and news anchor in Cameroon. She also serves as a Research Officer at the office of the Prime Minister. Sissako’s time in Cardiff has had a lasting effect on her and led her to set consistently high standards of journalism for herself.

Samar Samir Mezghanni

Author, Tunisia

Samar Samir Mezghanni received her master's degree in Communication, Culture and Critical Discourse from the University of Birmingham through a Chevening Scholarship. Samar has two records in the Guinness Book of World Records: one as the youngest writer in the world in 2000 and the most prolific writer in the world in 2002. She has written over a hundred short stories for children and published 14 books.

She was named as one of the most important young leaders in the Arab region in 2012 and one of the most influential Arab women in 2013. She is a member of various international and regional NGOs, and a member of the Arab Thought Foundation Advisory Board.

Samar has worked for both the British Council and the United Nations. In 2016, she was chosen out of 18,000 people as one of 17 United Nations Young Leaders of the Sustainable Development Goals.

She is currently a PhD student at the University of Cambridge. Learn more about Samar at

Gisele Raulik Murphy

Partner at DUCO consultancy, Brazil

Dr Gisele Raulik Murphy is a consultant, researcher, lecturer, board member of the Centro Brasil Design, and founding partner of the design management consultancy DUCO. She was awarded a Chevening Scholarship in 2002, which provided her with an opportunity to study strategies for design and innovation at Brunel University. Her studies in design policies led to the first global conference and network addressing the role of design in public policy. This has contributed to several significant developments, including the integration of design into the European Commission’s Innovation Agenda. She has also obtained a PhD on design policy from the University of Wales and has worked for design organisations in Brazil (Centro Brasil Design) and in the UK (Design Council and Design Wales).