Speaking during his acceptance speech at the Association of Foreign Correspondents in the US, he said his former employer refused to publish a story he had written, that served as a memorable experience in life.
"I was also put off air for a while and told that I can interview these people when I come back," he said.
He said he was not only the target of arrest but also the organization was trying to self-censor not to upset the government.
"That was unacceptable for me and so I ended up publishing the same story with CNN.com and I left the organisation. I joined BBC, where I got a great job," he said.
Larry Madowo has had it good ever since he moved from Nation Media. Now with a higher educational level, he is bound to have an even greater decade.