Meet our Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellows (CAMFF) 2023-2024

This programme is designed to promote a lively exchange of ideas and constructive learning between leading African media and information professionals, and University of Westminster course leaders. Fellows will be challenged to debate key policy issues, understanding international and UK positions, and participate in discussions on the ethics of reporting.


Abimana Chançard

Founder, Argos Television

Abimana Chançard has a passion for storytelling and social change. He is a journalist, filmmaker, communication specialist, and human rights activist based in Bujumbura, Burundi. Abimana is the founder of a local television channel called ARGOS.


Fekadu Alemu Ayalew

Executive Director, Ethiopian National Media Support (ENMS)

Fekadu is Founder & Executive Director of ENMS. He has extensive experience in media, academia, and social media platforms. He has written a number of feature articles on politics, media, and social and economic issues, and has participated in critical investigative issues.


Yasmine Bilkis Ibrahim

Digital Creator and Strategist, Mina Bilkis

Yasmine runs Mina Bilkis, a digital business offering storytelling, event curation and communication services. She believes in being an agent of change by building communities via responsible digital storytelling to contribute to sustainable and transformative gender change.


Ntambara Paul

Communications Analyst, Rwanda Development Board

Paul is Communications Analyst at the Rwanda Development Board. He holds a master’s in Media and Development from the University of Westminster, UK. He is passionate about strategic communications and media development.


Jasper Maposa

Deputy Chairperson, Zimbabwe Media Commission

Jasper founded Risper Media, a publisher of community newspapers. He was Chairperson of the Community Newspapers Association of Zimbabwe. He is Deputy Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Media Commission, a constitutional media regulatory body.


Johnson Mayamba

Editor, Daily Monitor

Johnson is an award-winning journalist and media trainer. He has over a decade of experience in human rights journalism. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communication from Uganda Christian University, a Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratisation from University of Pretoria, and is a Humphrey Fellow.


Faith Chikoko Mwafulirwa

Personal Assistant to the Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Faith holds a Bachelors Degree of Arts in Communication and Cultural Studies from the University of Malawi and a Diploma and a Certificate in Journalism. She has over 15 years of experience in the media industry, having worked with the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation as a Reporter, Editor and Producer for 12 years.


Jima Francis Wani Abrama

Managing Director, King Media

Jima Francis is a master's graduate of Syracuse University S.I Newhouse School of Public Communication, New York State, majoring in Television, Radio, and Film and Sports Production. In 2013 he attained his Bachelor’s Degree from Uganda Christian University and in 2015 co-founded King Media.


Siphamandla Goge

Senior Journalist, eNews Channel Africa (eNCA)

Siphamandla is an award winning South African journalist at eNews Channel Africa (eNCA). Based in Johannesburg, he mainly covers politics, business and environmental reporting. A Chevening Scholar, Siphamandla holds an MA in Multimedia (Broadcast) Journalism from University of Westminster in London.


Patience Zirima

National Director, Gender and Media Connect

Patience has over a decade's experience in free expression and media freedom advocacy and partnership building with national and regional groups. She has led advocacy for policy and legislative reform and currently runs 'Gender and Media Connect' in Zimbabwe which promotes free expression rights for women.


Ivan Mafigiri Kanyeheyo

Senior Officer (Advocacy and Outreach), Uganda Bureau of Statistics

Ivan is a lawyer and PR practitioner with 12+ years of experience in driving communication and public relations in government and the private sector. He is passionate about data driven communications and humanisation of statistics for correctional and evidence-based policy and decision-making.

Chevening Africa Media Fellowship (CAMFF)

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