Jean Claude Kabengera

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A 2016/2017 Hubert Humphrey fellow at Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 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 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 serving a community of 180.000 journalists worldwide on

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.

Latest Stories

Advice for getting ahead in radio

Like all forms of media, radio journalism has changed and evolved in recent years. Check out some tips for how to get involved and stay relevant in radio. 

Jean Claude Kabengera | January 24, 2017

The best investigative journalism of 2016

How did investigative journalism make an impact in 2016? Here are some of the top highlights of the year.

Jean Claude Kabengera | January 04, 2017

U.S. media outlets and tech giants gear up to combat fake news in 2017

As 2016 comes to a close, media organizations are teaming up with tech companies like Facebook and Google to take action against the spread of fake news online.

Jean Claude Kabengera | December 29, 2016

What I've learned as a Hubert H. Humphrey fellow — and how you can apply

Rwandan journalist Jean Claude Kabengera discusses his experiences with the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship and offers his top tips for applying.

Jean Claude Kabengera | December 22, 2016