Ray Mwareya

Ray Mwareya

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Ray Mwareya

Ray Mwareya is the 2016 Winner of the UN Correspondents Association Media Prize awarded by UN Sec Gen. Ban Ki Moon, and he is the first reporter in the world to wn the UN Global Migration Fair Reporting Prize.

Ray is Editor+Founder of Women Taboos Radio Africa and News Correspondent for Inperspective Media - and freelancer for Thomson Reuters Foundation, London Guardian, New York Times, UK Daily Mail, Equal Times Magazine, Groundup News South Africa, Think Africa Press, Huffington Post, London Financial Tmes, Equal Times Magazine Brussels, and dozens others. 

I have also been nominated for the prestigious European Union Lorenzo Natali Media Prize, shortlisted for Canada Portenier Human Rights Bursary, nominated for Britain's Kurt Schork Memorial Journalism Prize and won the Silicon Valley Singularity University Global Impact Fellow, won the Rosa Luxemborg Foundation Digital Journalism Fellowship, the Transparency International Investigating Land Corruption Fellowship, the Thomson Reuters Foundation Reporting Taboos Fellowship, the CIPESA.ORG Internet Freedom in Africa Fellowship, and the Religious News Foundation Reporting Taboos Fellowship and the Reporter Ohne Grenzen Germany Rest and Refuge Scholarship.

I have reported in Germany, Cuba, Angola, Somalia, Swaziland, Uganda,  Southern Africa.  I cover the whole countries of Kenya, Zambia, Mozambique, East and Southern Africa.

I handle breaking  news, politics, long form feature stories, investigations, business news, features, video and audio reporting, health and science journalism, culture, data journalism and online media audience engagement. 

My primary interest is humanitarian journalism, women health and data journalism and how it affects readers participation especially in Africa.

I am available 24 hours for any project on web, radio or TV - by road or air. 

Feel free to pitch me.






Fruit farmers in Somalia are defying bombs, terror, corruption and intimidation to expand their plots and exports thus reviving hope and critical incomes.


Immigrant young women working illegally in South Africa smuggle back their newly born babies across dangerous borders because they cant afford maternity care.


Young boys abducted all over Southern Africa to work as captives under Johannesburg's old derelict gold mines.


Zimbabwe coffee farmers (formerly one of the world's best) struggle to re-enter the world market after a decade of reckless destruction on farms by political elites.

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