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About Ashley Koen

Ashley Koen is a recent graduate of the University of Glasgow, where she completed her Masters of Science in Human Rights and International Politics. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Communication Studies and Sociology from Wilfrid Laurier University. Although born and raised on Canadian soil, her passion for people and places has led Ashley to study and work on three different continents, traveling to over 25 countries in between. Ashley is honoured to bring her experience to the jhr team in Tanzania, as she strongly believes that educating people through the media is one of the most meaningful forms of empowerment.

Corruption: an endemic feature of Tanzanian society

According to a recent survey conducted by Transparency International, one in four people have paid a bribe to a public body in the last..

September 19, 2013 with 0 Comments

The many faces of Tanzania

The temperature was stifling, as most afternoons in Tanzania tend to be. I looked up for some relief and sure enough the ceiling fan was..

September 5, 2013 with 0 Comments

The rising cost of safe transportation in Dar es Salaam

by Ashley Koen Let me describe for you a typical daily experience using the public transit system in Dar es Salaam. At any given time, any..

May 21, 2013 with 0 Comments