Charles Onyango-Obbo, Uganda, is managing editor for multimedia operations for The Nation Media Group in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Currently based in Nairobi, he is the former editor of Uganda’s leading independent newspaper, The Monitor, for which he writes a weekly current affairs column, “Ear to the Ground.” He is a weekly columnist for The East African, a prestigious regional paper. In 1997, Onyango-Obbo published a collection of political and social essays about Uganda in his book Uganda’s Poorly Kept Secrets. Awarded many prizes for his columns and feature writing, he was named Uganda’s Journalist of the Year in both 1992 and 1995. Onyango-Obbo was a Nieman fellow in 1992.