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EJC and AfricaonAir focus on reporting health and development issues in Kenya workshop

3 April 2014 | PROJECT NEWS

 

From 24-26 March, EJC implemented a practical training workshop in Nairobi for Kenyan journalists focused on health and development issues in collaboration with local project partner AfricaonAir. A total of 12 reporters from Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kakamega and Mwingi participated representing media houses such as The Star newspaper, Nation Media Group, African Woman and Child Feature Services, The Standard Group, Kitui The People and Pwani FM. The workshop was led by AfricaonAir director Joseph Warungu and EJC trainer Hamadou Tidaine Sy and featured guest speaker Otula Owuor, a veteran Kenyan journalist, former Science Editor for the Daily Nation and currently the editor of Science Africa. Included in the itinerary was a reportage field visit to the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in Nairobi, the national body responsible for overseeing all health research in Kenya. The participants were briefed by the KEMRI director and other senior scientists and then toured the production facility as well as three of their labs that deal with Polio, HIV and herbal medicine.

EJC/AfricaonAir trainers, participants and staff from the Kenyan Medical Research Institute
EJC/AfricaonAir trainers, participants and staff from the Kenyan Medical Research Institute

Participants interview staff at the Kenyan Medical Research Institute
Participants interview staff at the Kenyan Medical Research Institute

EJC/AfricaonAir trainers, participants and staff from the Kenyan Medical Research Institute
EJC/AfricaonAir trainers, participants and staff from the Kenyan Medical Research Institute
Participants receive EJC-AfricaonAir certificates of course completion
Participants receive EJC-AfricaonAir certificates of course completion
Participants receive EJC-AfricaonAir certificates of course completion
Participants receive EJC-AfricaonAir certificates of course completion
Kenyan health and science journalist Otula Ouwor spoke to participants at the training facilities of AfricaonAir in downtown Nairobi
Kenyan health and science journalist Otula Ouwor spoke to participants at the training facilities of AfricaonAir in downtown Nairobi
Kenyan health and science journalist Otula Ouwor spoke to participants at the training facilities of AfricaonAir in downtown Nairobi
AfricaonAir’s Joseph Warungu and EJC’s Hamadou Tidiane Sy led the three day course.



Project:
Kenya: Raising Development Awareness Through the Media
The lack of in-depth, well-researched, and effective reporting on development issues in Kenya is weakening the media’s capacity to have an impact on the country’s political processes. EJC’s Kenya programme seeks to raise awareness to this problem, offering workshops dedicated to developing practical solutions by promoting relevant, powerful, and effective journalistic storytelling.