Journalists of our Times

Daniel Tineye Makokera: Since 1996, he has worked with SABC and SABC Africa Johannesburg, RSA as anchor and producer. After18 years of journalism, he branched out now he’s running his own production house, producing current affairs programmes from the continent of Africa, his flagship programme is called EYE ON AFRICA WITH DANIEL and is aired in three continents Africa Europe and North America
L-R : Daniel Tineye Makokera ; Andrew Mwenda ; Christiane Amanpour ; Anderson Cooper ; Katia Nasser ; Fareed Zakariya.
L-R : Daniel Tineye Makokera ; Andrew Mwenda ; Christiane Amanpour ; Anderson Cooper ; Katia Nasser ; Fareed Zakariya.

Daniel Tineye Makokera: Since 1996, he has worked with SABC and SABC Africa Johannesburg, RSA as anchor and producer. After18 years of journalism, he branched out now he’s running his own production house, producing current affairs programmes from the continent of Africa, his flagship programme is called EYE ON AFRICA WITH DANIEL and is aired in three continents Africa Europe and North America

Andrew Mwenda: Ugandan- born print, radio and television journalist, founder of ‘The independent’ Uganda’s premier current affair’s news magazine, In November 2009 was named by Foreign Policy Magazine one of the 100 top global thinkers alongside the pope, president Barak Obama  among others


Christiane Amanpour: Born to Iranian father and a British mother, Amanpour is CNN chief international correspondent and one of the most honored journalists in the USA, she is also believed to be the world’s highest- paid correspondent. On August 10 she will be leaving CNN after 27 years to join ABC.


Anderson Cooper, CNN Lead News Anchor: He is an impassioned journalist, CNN’s lead news anchor, and a contributor to CBS News’ 60 Minutes. His much-anticipated special, “Planet in Peril,” premiered on October 23-24, 2007.  With his taste for on-site reporting, Cooper embodies a new style of advocacy journalism.

His electrifying coverage of post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans lifted him to national prominence. In July 2007, Cooper moderated the first presidential debate using YouTube technology.

Fareed Zakariya: Is an Indian –American journalist, author, editor of Newsweek International, columnist at Newsweek and Washington post and host for CNN. He was described as, “The most influential foreign policy advisor of his generation” by  esquire magazine.

Katia Nasser –A Lebanese female journalist who braved Bombs, bullets and missiles to cover the conflicts between Hezbollah and Israel years back reporting for Aljazeera TV.

World’s most famous journalist

1) Walter Cronkite - Former CBS anchorman, WW2 correspondent.

2) Wilfred Burchett - First journalist into Hiroshima and did a story on the A-BOMB

3) Peter Arnett- Worked for AP in Vietnam and Around the world then for CNN, covered both Iraq wars.

4) David Halbertam- Covered Vietnam

5) Neil Sheehan-American, covered for either AP or UPI

6) Chester Wilmot-Australian and covered WW2, in the Middle East, Europe and New Guinea.

7&8) Carl Bernstein and Bob woodland as a team covered the Watergate Story

9) Ernest Hemingway- Was a journalist covering the Spanish Civil war

10) Elijah Lovejoy- Brave defender of freedom of press, Lovejoy used his press in Illinois to abolish slavery.

11) Margaret Fuller- First American female foreign and war correspondent

12) Barbara Walter – First woman to become a successful broadcast journalist.

13) Helen Thomas- Veteran journalist in the finest tradition, she is the first lady of print journalism, she has been a White house reporter since 1961.

14) Joseph Pulitzer- He is so famous that his name is on the prize given to the best journalism contribution. he wrote for the newspapers and later purchased and run the New York world.

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