Mr George K Maringa, reporter at KTN News Kenya, has been selected among many competitive Kenyan applicants to participate in the Foreign Correspondents' Programme (FCP) this summer in Finland, organized by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. FCP is a 3 week programme for young journalists and social media influencers, giving them a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn everything Finnish, from the world-renowned education system to innovative business solutions, and from vibrant urban life to pristine nature. Mr Maringa will be joined by 15 other journalists from around the world in this year's program.
George Maringa is a Reporter with KTN News Kenya, East Africa's only 24 hour news channel. He is the network's first ever reporter based in Meru County.
George believes in defending public interest at all costs. He is passionate about minorities' rights and has reported on the Ethiopian Refugee crisis in the North Eastern border town of Kenya, Moyale. His reportage saw a host of humanitarian agencies (UNHCR and The Red Cross) respond to the crisis.
George trained at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology for his undergraduate degree. Here, he honed his bilingual (English and Swahili) reporting skills. Apart from journalism, he is keen on his musical talent. If he is not chasing a story, you'll find him singing in the choir. He hopes to tell African stories on a more international platform and he looks forward to being a lifelong friend of Finland!