Fredrick Oduor Ogenga is the head of department for Communication, Journalism and Media Studies at Rongo University College, Rongo, Kenya. He is also the found director of the Center for Media, Democracy, Peace and Security and chief executive officer of The Peacemaker Corps Foundation Kenya. Dr. Ogenga is a 2014 recipient of an African Peacebuilding Network Individual Research Grant.

Kenya | September 22, 2017

The Media and Fresh Presidential Elections in Kenya: Some Emerging Issues

The place of the media in society in the run-up of events leading to the election, particularly how the election is represented to the citizens, will have far-reaching implications for post-election peace and security in Kenya. Current reports in Kenya’s mainstream media on the recent elections seem to lean towards the ruling coalition. Following the […]

APN Alumnus Fredrick Ogenga at APN-sponsored Peace Journalism Workshop in Rongo, Kenya. Dr. Ogenga is standing and speaking in front of participants seated at horseshoe shaped conference table.
Kenya | October 26, 2016

“Africanizing” Media Coverage of Threats to Peace and Security on the Continent

  A recent surge of terrorism has compounded preexisting threats to Africa’s peace and security, manifesting in complex forms of conflicts that are undermining the continent’s developmental ambitions. Creative solutions are needed to mitigate conflict and address the new threats, which include religious fundamentalism and extreme forms of violence. Of particular note is terrorism, now […]

AFP - The US militant known as al-Amriki, who died last year, used to front al-Shabab videos
AFP - The US militant known as al-Amriki, who died last year, used to front al-Shabab videos
Research and Practice | August 22, 2014

Kenya’s Long-Term Security Should Be a “Discursive Project”

“Terrorism is a constructed ideology. For it to be defeated in Kenya and elsewhere, we need to construct a counter-ideology through an equally discursive process…Yet creating an effective counter-ideology, like the ‘We Are One’ campaign, requires a reconstruction of identity and an answer to the question, Who is really a Kenyan, and who is not?”

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Members of the business community in Kismayo attend a meeting with foreign journalists.