The EJC held back-to-back Reporting Development journalism training workshops in Nairobi at the offices of EJC Kenyan partner AfricaonAir from 19 - 23 November. Led by veteran BBC journalist and AfricaonAir trainer Joseph Warungu and former BBC/AFP journalist and director of Dakar-based E-jicom Hamadou Tidiane Sy, the two events included a total of 16 Kenyan electronic and print journalists from the capital as well as regional cities Mombasa, Wajir, Eldoret, Voi and Marakwet.
The EJC’s five year projects in Kenya target a specific niche in the country’s media landscape: namely, the lack of in-depth, well researched, compelling, and impactful stories on issues of development. It seeks to raise awareness of development issues through engagement with Kenyan journalists, editors, and society at large.
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.
MFSII - Press Freedom 2.0
A five-year, international media development initiative, Press Freedom 2.0 aims to support democratic development by empowering civil society, citizens, and local media organisations through the implementation of local media projects. Conducted by a Dutch consortium, the Press Freedom initiative offers a range of trainings and activities specifically tailored to the needs of 11 selected countries.