Dr Mueni is a mass communications expert with extensive experience in various mass communication platforms. Her academic interests lie in communication for development, mainstreaming gender through communication, popular media culture and promoting media excellence and freedom.
She has written journal articles like “Our Pregnancy, My Choice: A Feminist Critique of Nerea” and “New Media and Political Marketing in Kenya: The Case of the 2013 General Elections”.
Her mission in life is to work towards the achievement of an empowered society by the provision of information through research to all classes of people. Also, she aims to advocate for a society sensitive to the dynamics of development and personality diversities through mass media and education.
Dr Mueni has previously worked at the University of Nairobi and St. Paul’s University as a lecturer and the Nation Media Group as a reporter. She has been a judge in the Media Council of Kenya Annual Journalism Excellence Awards for the last six years.
Martin Kuria is a lecturer of communication and has a bachelor of arts in communication (electronic media, Daystar University). A Master of Arts in Communication (Corporate Communication, Daystar University) and A PhD candidate in Communication studies (Moi University). He has published several papers in the areas of Crisis Communication in churches and Digital television for innovation. His interests are in mentorship of students and the youth. As well as understanding the Pedagogical practice of the discipline of Communication and Journalism.
Previously in 2014, Martin Kuria was a lecture at Livinginstone International university (Mbale, Uganda). It was there where he got first hand experience in teaching. “Working as a lecturer outside the boarders of my country gave me a life changing experience in understanding the delicate work of nurturing young minds from troubled regions.” After this experience Martin arrived home and worked as an adjunct lecturer of Communication in Moi university, and the United States International University of Kenya among others. Martin has also had corporate experience as a television drama editor for the local hit tv series, Tahidi High and Mother in Law and also had a short stint at public relations as a communication Officer for World Friends, A Kenyan based NGO. My motto in life is “Knowledge is power even for the oppressed.”
- Establishing knowledge gap issues in Kenya: Why information for innovation on digital television is difficult to access among Jua Kali artisans
- Challenges in the Production of Innovation Content for Engineering Artisans: Case Study of Media Producers in Nairobi, Kenya
- Crisis communication strategies used in Kenya’s churches before during and after crises:The case of one local Church in Nairobi Countyhttp://www.socialsciencejournal.in/archives/2017/vol3/issue3/3-2-25
- Crises experienced in church organizations: The case of Parklands Baptist Church Nairobi Kenya
In Kenya, he has consulted for the Emmy Award winning ACE Communications Nairobi and previously worked for Africa24 Media (CameraPix) where he was the Creative Designer and Senior Documentary Editor for CCTV (China Central Television) – Faces of Africa , Reuters – Africa Journal and Creative Director for upcoming programs for TV Continental – Africa Means Business, On the Road and Salim Amins SCOOP.
Eric is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University of Technology in Baltimore Maryland USA in 2010 with a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Design Visual Communication with top honors and gaining universal core skills in cinematography, audio and visual effects, multimedia journalism, critical thinking and analysis and Art Institute of Atlanta in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies (BA) – Audio production and Engineering and digital film studies, where he learnt the art of Digital audio production, recording technology, 3D animation, illustration, typography arts, photography, special effects, music studio business and industry, graphic design.
Eric attained Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) and Apple Certified Support Professional (ACSP) at Future Media Concepts in 2006 for IT OS X network essentials, setup, configuration and security, file system management and troubleshooting and recently completed and passed the Apple Training in Washington DC to become the only Apple OS X Support Professional trained and certified in East and Central Africa.
Eric is a member of CES also known as the Consumer Electronics show renowned electronics and technology trade fair held annually in Las Vegas NV where he is one of the delegation leaders. And a member of the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) which is the home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways.