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Nicholas Mungai Waigwa is a Kenyan award winning journalist with a wealth of over 11 of experience in broadcasting, article writing and media development.
He is a practicing freelance Journalist, Audio Producer, Trainer, Communications Consultant and a part-time Tutor at the Aberdare Resource and Study Center in Nairobi.
His services include; Article Writing, online content development, Audio Production, E-marketing, grant writing, Editing & proof reading of documents, Studio Design and Installation and TV content development. These services are offered under NickPoint Media LTD, with administrative support and input on contractual basis from a bank of other qualified professionals.
He graduated with a Diploma in Mass Communication from Foundation College of Professional Studies (2002) and has an advanced Diploma in Business English from Business Training College, England (2008). He has also received specialized training in Training Delivery Skills (Deustche Welle Academie), Digital Audio Production (Radio France International), Radio Features production (Internews) and Fundraising & Resource Mobilization (Development Frontiers).
Nicholas started his broadcast career as an intern at the Catholic Church’s Ukweli Video – Nairobi (2001). At Ukweli Video his tasks included general production and translation assignments. He later worked for the Pulse FM in Mombasa (now Radio Rahama) as a Production Assistant (2002) ahead of his first employment opportunity in 2004 at the Kenya’s first Catholic Radio.
At Radio Waumini, i.e. between 2004 and 2011, he served as Production Technician/Producer /Presenter and rose to the position of Studio Manager and Head of Technical Department in 2008.
His excellence in journalism has received recognition and he is a double award winner. In 2007, he won the regional UNESCO “red ribbon” media award and later in 2009 scooped the Kenya Children Legal Action Network’s (CLAN) recognition for children rights reporting (CLAN).In 2008 he was nominated for the Global Heath Media Awards.
Nicholas left Radio Waumini in September 2011 to implement a capacity building program for South Sudanese radio journalists working in the 9 community radios of the Catholic Radio Network (CRN) in South Sudan. His assignment as Radio Technical Trainer in Central South Sudan started at Good News Radio of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in October 2011.
In November 2012 Nicholas moved to Torit Diocese’s Radio Emmanuel 89 FM in South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria State from where he provided in house training to member radio stations of the Catholic Radio Network, covering the following among other key areas; scripting for programs, News writing, news sourcing, audio recording techniques, digital audio processing, program production (packaging) and live programs presentation.
The Capacity Building assignment in South Sudan concluded in June 2014.