Cecilia Mwende Maundu

Cecilia Maundu is a broadcast journalist, a digital rights researcher and a digital security trainer. She is also an African Union Media Fellow. She works at the intersection of journalism, technology and human rights, with a focus on countering online abuse against women journalists while protecting freedom of expression online. She is also a podcaster. She has a podcast called “Digital Dada Podcast." "Digital Dada” is a podcast focused on online violence against women and digital security. It aims to change the narrative and perceptions that online violence is not “real violence.” Through conversations with women journalists and leaders across the globe who have been victims of this kind of violence. The podcast aims to cultivate in the citizenry of the world, a culture of digital security and encourage healthy conversations online for the advancement of a safer and a feminist internet."

Ms Maundu is a graduate of the University of Nairobi where she completed a Bachelor of Arts. She also has a Master of Arts in communication from the same university. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in communication Studies at Moi University in Kenya and her thesis is on “digital security in this era of data mining”.