Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Mwaura, J. & Akpojivi, A. (2022) “Imagine dying from an overseas disease, when you don’t even own a     passport”: A Decolonial Analysis of Twitter conversations in the wake of COVID-19 in Kenya and  South   Africa. Special Issues, Media and the Corona Pandemic in Africa – Journal of African  Media    Studies, 14(1)

Mwaura, J., (2022) The Practice of Citizen Journalism at Kibera News Network. Special Issues, Making News Outside Traditional Media: The Rise of Peripheral Actors in African Communication Ecologies – African Journalism Studies, Tylorand Francis, 42(4).

Kubheka BZ, Carter V, Mwaura J. (2020) Social media health promotion in South Africa: Opportunities and challenges. African Journal of Primary Health Care Family Medicine v12i1.2389

Chepkemei, A., Biwott, C., & Mwaura, J. (2012). The role of integrity and communication ethics in corporate governance: a study of selected companies in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. Journal of   Emerging Trends in Economics and Management Sciences, 3(6), 940-944.

Book Chapters

Mwaura, J. (J2022) Digital Dissident or Whistle-blowers? A Critical Analysis of Micro bloggers in Kenya. In Farooq A. Kperogi (Ed.) – Digital Dissidence and Social Media Censorship in Africa. Routledge.

Mwaura, J. (2020). Class interplay in social activism in Kenya. In E. Polson, L. S. Clark, & R. Gajjala (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Media and Class. Routledge.

Newell, S., Oloko, P., Uwa, J., Olutoyosi, T., Nebe, J., Mwaura, J., Onwonga, R, Kirori, A. Craig, C. (2018) Dirty Methods as Ethical Methods? In the Field with “The Cultural Politics of Dirt in Africa, 1880-present”. Pp 248-265. In Celia Lury e. al. Routledge International Handbook of Interdisciplinary Methods. Routledge London and New York.

Mwaura, J. et al. (2013). The Influence of Media Ethics on Governance in Kenya. In G. F. 13, E. Nduku, & C. Stückelberger (Eds.), African Contextual Ethics: Hunger, Leadership, Faith, and Media (Vol. 13, pp. 127 – 141). Geneva, Switzerland:

Book Reviews

Mwaura, J. (2021). Book Revie: Book Wars: The Digital Revolution in Publishing. John B. Thompson. Polity, 2021. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.

Mwaura, J. (2020). Book Review: Being watched: Legal challenges to government surveillance: by Jeffrey L. Vagle, New York University Press, New York, 2017, 165 pp., $27 (Hardback), ISBN 1479809276. Information, Communication & Society 23 (4), 627-629

Mwaura, J. (2019) Book Review: Media, Conflict, and the State in Africa by Nicole Stremlau. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.

Mwaura, J. (2019) Book Review: Digital Identity and Everyday Activism: Sharing Private Stories With Networked Publics by Sonja Vivienne. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.

Mwaura, J. (2017) Book Review: Digital Activism in the Social Media Era: Critical Reflections on Emerging Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa, African Journalism Studies, 38:1, 152-155.

Selected International Conference Presentations:

Mwaura, J. (11-13 October 2019) Context Matters: Advocacy Messages in Language Activism. Social Justice, Language Diversity, and Globalization, Research training workshop hosted by Initiative for Multilingual Studies at Georgetown University Washington DC

Mwaura, J. (2019, October 2-5). #ResistHudumaNamba: Kenyan Government at a Crossroad. Paper presented at AoIR 2019: The 20th Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers. Brisbane, Australia: AoIR. Retrieved from

Mwaura, J. (5-7 June 2019) Digital Media Research in Kenya: A Methodological Reflection. African Digital Media Research Methods Symposium – School Of Journalism And Media Studies, Rhodes University, South Africa

Mukhongo, L.L, Mwaura, J., Omwoha, J. (June 11-14 2019) Alternative Media Ownership and Shifting Power Relations: Situating Political Discourses Within an Emerging Digital Media Framework: ECAS2019: Connections and Disruptions Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Mwaura, J. (April 2018). Digital Campaign? Twitter in Presidential Campaign in Kenya’s 2017 Elections” Politicians and Social Media in the Global South. University of Michigan, Ann Abor

Mwaura, J. (October 20th – 21st 2017). “Media Effects on Elections and Governance in Kenya’s 2017 General Elections.” Digital Media, Political Polarization, and Challenges to Democracy: An International Symposium. Vienna Austria: Austrian Academy of Science.

Mwaura, J. (November 2016). The Interlink between Dirt, Politics, and Media in Kenya. The Cultural Politics of Dirt in Africa 1880 – Present Conference. Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

Mwaura, J. (March 2016). The politics of Dirt in Nairobi’s County . The Cultural Politics of Dirt in Africa 1880 – Present Lagos Conference. Lagos, Nigeria.

Newspaper Articles and Media Features

– Job Mwaura (September 2021) – Police Brutality: The Intersections of Class, Cultures of Silence and Policing in Kenya. Ukombozi Review (in press)

– Job Mwaura (August 2021) – Marginalisation and Exclusion of Women in Scholarly Publishing and Dissemination in Africa. African Book Collective, SOAS University of London

– Job Mwaura (August 2020) – Digital access: 17pc of Kenyans now use social media. Published by Business Daily, Nairobi Kenya

– Job Mwaura (June 2020) Digital Activism during COVID-19 Pandemic, Published by Ukombozi Review, A platform that connects people’s struggles in Kenya

– Featured in SABC’s Channel Africa in a program titled 1000 African Voices (

– Job Mwaura (Saturday March 11th 2017) Decolonising the mind: Ngugi tours South Africa. Daily Nation, Nairobi, Kenya.

– John Karuitha, Job Mwaura & Simon Kamau (4th August 2019) Going Beyond the Rhetoric: Fixing Kenya’s Broken University System. Daily Nation, Nairobi, Kenya.

– Job Mwaura (Saturday April 1st, 2017) Book takes a look at effects of Africa’s digital activism. Daily Nation, Nairobi Kenya.
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