Catherine Gicheru

director Africa Women Journalism Project

Catherine Gicheru is an International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Knight Fellow and the director of the Africa Women Journalism Project, which is driving coverage of underreported gender, health, and development issues affecting marginalized groups and strengthening the voices of women journalists by assisting them in becoming innovators in their newsrooms. Catherine, a veteran journalist with two of the region's leading media organizations, co-founded PesaCheck, East Africa's first budget and public finance fact checking and verification initiative. She is a Nieman Fellow, a Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Fellow, and the recipient of the IWMF Courage in Journalism Award.

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