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Fredrick Ogenga

Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar

    Term

    September 6, 2016 — November 23, 2016

    Professional affiliation

    Professor of Communications, Rongo University and Founding Director, Center for Media, Democracy, Peace & Security (CMDPS)

    Wilson Center Projects

    Philosophising Alternative Pan-African Media And Society Approaches To Countering Female Violent Extremism In Kenya For Peace And Security

    Full Biography

    Dr. Ogenga is the Head of the Department of Communication, Journalism and Media Studies, Rongo University College, Kenya and the Founding Director, Center for Media, Democracy, Peace & Security (CMDPS). He writes expert commentaries for the Daily Nation and Standard mainstream newspapers in Kenya and has contributed several peer-reviewed scholarly journal articles on media, elections, conflict, and peacebuilding in Africa in journals such as Journal of African Elections, Africa Conflict and Peace-building Review, Conflict and Communication Online, Media and Democracy Journal, Global Media Journal, Journal of Journalism and Mass Communication, Africa Journal of Democracy and Governance, and Semiotica - Global Journal of Semiotics. Dr. Ogenga is a beneficiary of the 2014 Africa Diaspora Fellowship (ADF) and recipient of the 2014 African Peacebuilding Network (APN) Research Grant. He has worked as a visiting scholar on media and sociology at the Institute for the Advancement of Social Sciences (IASS), Boston University, USA. In 2015, Dr. Ogenga was appointed a Visiting Researcher at the African Studies Center, Boston University.

    He is a Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Scholar at the Wilson Center.

    Major Publications

    Ogenga, F. 2015. From al-Qaeda to al-Shabaab: The Global and Local Implications of Terror in Kenya and East Africa. Africa Journal of Democracy and Governance. Vol 2 Issue 3 & 4, 2015.

    Ogenga, F. 2014. Assessing Peace Journalism on Kenya Television Network’s Diaspora Voices in the 2013 Elections. Africa Journal of Democracy and Governance, Vol. 1 No 2.

    Ogenga, F. 2014. Visual Semiotics and the National Flag: a Kenyan Perspective of Anglo-American Globecultural Domination through Mainstream Music Videos. Semiotica, 2014; 202: 533 – 553.