Phyllis Kachere is deputy news editor at the The Sunday Mail in Zimbabwe, which she joined in 2001 as a junior reporter and later served as senior reporter before reaching her present position. She began her mainstream media career as an HIV/AIDS junior reporter in the late 1990s. For Phyllis, after losing two sisters to AIDS, reporting on the subject has stopped being just a news story. Armed with a social science degree, she started out as an information officer in the Zimbabwean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and moved on to mainstream media where she briefly worked for the then Zimbabwe Inter Africa News Agency in 1999. Phyllis was the Zimbabwe Union of Journalists HIV/AIDS Reporter for the years 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2006. She has also been awarded the Union of Catholic Press International Award for HIV/AIDS Reporting for 2007
Journalism by Phyllis Kachere
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