Jean Claude Kabengera is a journalist based in Kigali, Rwanda. A 2016/2017 Hubert Humphrey fellow at Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Phoenix, Arizona, Kabengera is the chief news editor of Radio/TV10 Rwanda with more than nine years of journalism experience. Having won international recognition, he was awarded the U.S. State Department’s 2015 African journalist security and press freedom reporting tour in Washington, D.C. and New York. Kabengera has been working with Voice of America in Washington D.C as a visiting journalism fellow and has acted as a Producer and Fixer for an investigation into the Ugandan immigration to the United States. It is an investigative collaboration involving NBS TV in Kampala, Uganda. He worked on stories in San Diego, CA and Boston, MA that will air this summer. He also worked as an International Broadcaster within VOA's the Central Africa Service (Kirundi/Kinyarwanda). Kabengera's professional affiliation at the International Center For Journalists built him a global brand in serving a community of 180.000 journalists worldwide on IjNet.org. He made appearance on numerous U.S television shows including PBS and Cronkite News commenting on 2016 U.S Presidential elections. Kabengera's Journalism experience has risen from his long-time interest in human rights, social justice, international mass communication, new media and data journalism allowing him to be accepted as an official member of the Central Africa Forum of Journalists for Democracy and Human Rights in 2013.
Airdate: October 19, 2016 Get the perspective of three foreign journalists on the presidential debate. All are participating in the Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Humphrey Fellows program. Jean Claude Kabengera is the chief news editor for Radio/TV10 in Rwanda.