Nicholas Benequista

Research topic

The Moral Dilemmas of Journalism in Kenya's Politics of Belonging

Nicholas' thesis explores the strategies pursued by Kenyan journalists as they contend with the social divisions created by the country's politics of belonging. In a research project that employed action research methods with a small group of Kenyan journalists, Nicholas explores how these journalists make strategic choices in the micro-processes of news production that can be understood and guided from a moral perspective.

Supervisors: Professor Robin Mansell


Nicholas is a former journalist and a frequent consultant in the areas of governance and communication for development. He currently lives with his wife and two children in Addis Ababa.