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Gaius Kowene

  • Kigali, Rwanda
  • +250 (0) 78 58 52 369

Proactive Multimedia Journalist


I am a Freelance Multimedia Journalist & Consultant telling personal stories of ordinary individuals with extraordinary achievments. I have worked/freelanced for BBC, Deutsche Welle, UNHCR, One.org campain and more.

Professional experience

sept. 2012présent

Multimedia Journalist


Pitch story ideas and produce radio/web reports for Deutsche Welle, BBC, RFI English, Swiss public radio, Anadolu Agency, Vatican radio, Radio Netherlands Worldwide and more.

fév. 2015juil. 2015

Public Information Associate 


Organize media sensitization for the Rwandan refugees’ biometric registration. Organize World Refugee Day campaign. Manage relation with media and prepare interviews.

juil. 2012présent

Volunteer as Media and Communication officer 


Elaborate and implement a communication plan for the cultural center and the annual Congo International Film Festival. Recruit and manage a small team 4 other volunteers for the department. Moderate and interpret conferences, meetings and film screenings during the festival.

mar. 2009mar. 2011

Volunteer in Media and Communication Office

Iturian Children's Parliament

Produce radio shows and advocate on-field for Children’s right with the support of UNICEF/ Bunia, Ituri

Education, Training & Prizes

Mai. 2016Août. 2016

Certificate of completion

Young African Leaders Initiative

Being in the Civic Leadership Track, I was trained in Leadership Foundation, Design Thinking, Social Venture Canva and 7 Habits of highly effective people at the Nairobi Regional Leadership Center.

juil. 2015juil. 2015


Clemson University

Internet freedom and online security training in Abidjan, Ivory coast with the support of the US' state department

sept. 2014oct. 2014


Radio Netherlands Training Center

Video Journalism & Creative storytelling training. The training also included two months internship at Radio Netherlands' Africa desk

juin 2013juin 2013

Prize winner

Unsung Heroes Contest 

My story of Dufina, well known as Mr. Human Rights in Goma, eastern DRC, was among the 3 best at this contest organized by Radio Netherlands Worldwide in partnership with Butterfly works and Oxfam Novib

avr. 2013avr. 2013

Prize winner

Mondoblog - Radio France International

Being among the top francophone bloggers in the world at this contest qualified me for the Digital Journalism and Social Media training organized by Radio France International, in Senegal, Dakar.


Relevant references are available on request