One Earth Fellow, Kenya, 2019
Janet Murikira is an environment and conservation journalist based in Mombasa, Kenya. The Finance graduate works for Baraka FM where she has been on the forefront in ensuring environment stories are given the space and coverage they deserve. Her work has regularly been published in other media houses that include Deutsch Press Agentur and Environment newsiste Mongabay. Janet who is an Annual Journalism Excellence Awards 2018 finalist is also one of the 18 African fellows of the Giants Club Conservation Journalism fellowship where she has majorly reported on issues and emerging trends in environment conservation in Kenya. It is through her reporting on environment issues that she developed an interest in climate change because her continent Africa has been on the receiving end and is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Hence Janet would like to use the media as tool to educate and help debunk communal myths around the causes and the solutions to climate change in Africa.