Josephine Chinele
Josephine Chinele is multi-award-winning international journalist. She has worked as a news, features and investigative journalist for newspapers, radio and television platforms in Malawi, Tanzania and South Africa. Josephine has also been awarded several prestigious journalism fellowships in the area of HIV and AIDS, health and human rights among others. She is also a biomedical HIV prevention advocate.
A slave by any other name is still a slave  

A slave by any other name is still a slave  

Around 50% of Malawians are poor and close to a quarter are unemployed. This has made most people, particularly the young, desperate for money-making opportunities, a situation that traffickers and their agents take advantage of. They convince people to seek "greener...

The high cost of having a period

The high cost of having a period

For most rural African girls, menstruation presents a dilemma: either attend lessons and face embarrassment, coupled with self-discrimination, or remain at home to nurse their monthly periods. The Primary School Education Advisor (PEA) for Kasiya Zone in Lilongwe,...

The pandemic within a pandemic

The pandemic within a pandemic

Malawi: unintended consequences Lengthy school closures to control the spread of the coronavirus have led to a surge in already appalling numbers of teen pregnancies and early marriages It’s a cold Monday morning and a normal working day for people employed in the...

Reporting from the margins

Reporting from the margins

Women in media: glass ceilings Too many African women media professionals find their advancement frustrated by traditional cultural roles and gender stereotypes Zambian journalist Ruth Kanyanga Kamwi has been in the journalism trade for 20 years and is all too...

A cycle of frustration

A cycle of frustration

Malawi: the rural vote In Malawi, May is usually a cold month. The cold weather is at times coupled with chilly drizzle. In such weather, many Malawians would want to be indoors. But this year, on 21 May, the people will be voting for the politicians whose actions...

Battling to stay afloat

Battling to stay afloat

The struggle for water in Malawi’s drought-stricken eastern region has hit women the hardest, destroying marriages and creating community tensions It’s the hot, dry season in Malawi and the women of Chibisa village in the traditional authority of Jenala in Phalombe,...

Josephine Chinele
Josephine Chinele is multi-award-winning international journalist. She has worked as a news, features and investigative journalist for newspapers, radio and television platforms in Malawi, Tanzania and South Africa. Josephine has also been awarded several prestigious journalism fellowships in the area of HIV and AIDS, health and human rights among others. She is also a biomedical HIV prevention advocate.
The high cost of having a period

The high cost of having a period

For most rural African girls, menstruation presents a dilemma: either attend lessons and face embarrassment, coupled with self-discrimination, or remain at home to nurse their monthly periods. The Primary School Education Advisor (PEA) for Kasiya Zone in Lilongwe,...

Reporting from the margins

Reporting from the margins

Women in media: glass ceilings Too many African women media professionals find their advancement frustrated by traditional cultural roles and gender stereotypes Zambian journalist Ruth Kanyanga Kamwi has been in the journalism trade for 20 years and is all too...

A cycle of frustration

A cycle of frustration

Malawi: the rural vote In Malawi, May is usually a cold month. The cold weather is at times coupled with chilly drizzle. In such weather, many Malawians would want to be indoors. But this year, on 21 May, the people will be voting for the politicians whose actions...

Battling to stay afloat

Battling to stay afloat

The struggle for water in Malawi’s drought-stricken eastern region has hit women the hardest, destroying marriages and creating community tensions It’s the hot, dry season in Malawi and the women of Chibisa village in the traditional authority of Jenala in Phalombe,...