The Team

Ana Arana
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Media Development Specialist and Trainer

Ana Arana is an award-winning U.S. veteran investigative journalist and a former foreign correspondent who reported for three decades in Latin America and Africa.

 

She is the former Acting Director/Director of Operations at the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the former Director of Development and Editorial Partnerships at MuckRock.

 

She has received multiple journalism awards, including a Peabody Award, two Overseas Press Club Awards, and a Dart Award for Excellence, among others.

Michelle Betz

Media Development Specialist and Trainer

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Michelle Betz has over 20 years of experience in assessment, project design, implementation, management, evaluation and research. She has consulted for organizations including UNDP, IOM, OSCE, UNESCO, Free Press Unlimited, International Media Support (IMS), U.S. State Department, IREX, DW-Akademie and others.

Her areas of expertise include media in conflict and post-conflict and safety issues. Michelle’s work in issues of journalism safety include both field work as a trainer and facilitator as well as substantive research particularly in the area of psychosocial issues and support for local journalists.

Most recently she was the lead researcher for a CDAC Network for global study examining communication and information in humanitarian settings during COVID. Other recent work includes putting together a training toolkit for West African journalists on covering migration.

Michelle has lived and worked in Ghana, Egypt and Austria and has worked in more than 25 countries.

Michelle began her career as a network journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

 

 

 

Mercy Malikwa
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Media Development Specialist

Mercy is a multi-award-winning journalist from Malawi. She has more than eight years of experience in writing solution-based analytical stories covering areas of science and social issues, with a focus on women, girls, and people with disabilities.

 

Over the past years, Mercy has worked as a news analyst for Nation Publications Limited, a leading print media company in Malawi. Since April 2021, she has been working with Developing Radio Partners as a researcher and writer of weekly bulletins which are used by youth reporters in Malawi to produce radio programs and public service announcements. 

Chiko Moyo
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Media Development Specialist

Chiko has worked as a trainer for Developing Radio Partners since 2017. He oversees all DRP project activities in Malawi. He travels to our partner stations on a regular basis to assist youth reporters with their weekly radio programs. Chiko also helps organize and train radio listening clubs members that serve as informal focus groups - listening to weekly radio programs and providing feedback. 

Previously, Chiko worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), on establishing and training members of radio listening clubs. Chiko has worked as a journalist in radio and television and also served as production chief and director of technical services. He has worked as a sub-editor at The Nation online - a daily newspaper in Malawi.

Eugene Nforngwa
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Regional Media Development Specialist

Eugene is DRP's regional training specialist based in Cameroon.  He conducts assessments, handles logistics and develops training curricula. Eugene is currently in charge of DRP's train-the-trainer program in Burkina Faso.

 

Mr. Nforngwa is a an environmentalist and multi-award-winning journalist with more than 14 years’ experience in editorial and newsroom management positions with Cameroonian and international news media.  Since October 2015, Eugene has worked with Developing Radio Partners as a climate change reporting trainer and mentor for community radio stations.

Vincent Ziba
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Media Development Specialist

Vincent has worked as a consultant for Developing Radio Partners since 2015. He represents DRP in Zambia and writes DRP’s Weekly Bulletin. The Bulletin focuses on a different environmental issue each week – offering background about the problem and solutions. The Weekly Bulletin is sent to DRP partner radio stations each week where it is used to generate stories for their weekly radio programs on climate smart agriculture.

In workshops, Vincent addresses climate change issues and their impact on Zambia. He also focuses on ways to adapt and mitigate the effects of climate change – particularly relating to farmers and their crops.

Martha Zulu
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Media Development Specialist

Martha is DRP's chief trainer and mentor in Zambia. She also conducts radio station and community assessments. Ms Zulu works with DRP on its projects in Malawi -- assisting in the development of youth radio programs on reproductive health. She began her career in radio at Breeze-FM, a community-based, commercial station, with public interest programming in Chipata, Zambia.  Breeze-FM is one of the largest commercial stations in Zambia.  Over eight years, Ms. Zulu worked as a reporter, producer on-air host, and deputy director.