Amplifying Community Voices through Community Media

Community media plays a vital role in building vibrant communities, mobilizing groups to action, empowering citizens, giving voice to the marginalized groups of society, and in bringing community needs to the attention of local and even national governments.

Despite their importance and value, community media are rarely acknowledged and are under – represented in national and global scenes. These forms of community media hardly receive support and thus function in the fringes of the mainstream media and cultural outlets struggling for their survival and voice.

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Amplifying Community Voices through Community Media

WHY COMMUNITY MEDIA?

Community media plays a vital role in  giving voice to the marginalized groups of society, and in bringing community needs to the attention of local and even national governments.

Despite their importance and value, community media are rarely acknowledged and are under – represented in national and global scenes. These forms of community media hardly receive support and thus function in the fringes of the mainstream media and cultural outlets struggling for their survival and voice.

Community radio is the flagship outlet of community media

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  • Community radio speaks in the language and with the accent of its community and is able to effectively integrate and promote other forms of community media. Community radio are operationalised on the concept of participatory communication which implies the collective participation in the planning and production of media content.
  • It’s programming reflects local interests and it makes important contributions to both the heritage and the development of the cultures, economies and communities that surround it.

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OUR FOCUS

Supporting community radio stations in Kenya to address pressing socio-economic and local governance issues at the grassroots communities.

VISION

KCOMNET’s vision is “communities in charge of their communication”.

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MISSION

Our Mission is to champion and popularize community communication initiatives through networking, capacity building, content and policy advocacy for transformative social change in Kenya.

OUR FOCUS

Supporting community radio stations in Kenya to address pressing socio-economic and local governance issues at the grassroots communities.

VISION

KCOMNET’s vision is “communities in charge of their communication”.

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MISSION

Our Mission is to champion and popularize community communication initiatives through networking, capacity building, content and policy advocacy for transformative social change in Kenya.

WHAT WE DO

Our programme areas include networking, policy advocacy, capacity building and content development

Content development

We improve the generation of local content and programming in community radio stations to sustain their unique identity and become ... read more

Policy advocacy

We enhance advocacy for an enabling framework to improve policy and regulatory framework to expand the practice of community media read more

Capacity building

KCOMNET executes rigorous capacity building programmes for community media groups to make them strong, vibrant and sustainable. read more

Networking

KCOMNET brings together individuals, media practitioners, community media groups, media professionals and NGOs committed to the ... read more

Content development

We improve the generation of local content and programming in community radio stations to sustain their unique identity and become ... read more

Policy advocacy

We enhance advocacy for an enabling framework to improve policy and regulatory framework to expand the practice of community media read more

Capacity building

KCOMNET executes rigorous capacity building programmes for community media groups to make them strong, vibrant and sustainable. read more

Networking

KCOMNET brings together individuals, media practitioners, community media groups, media professionals and NGOs committed to the ... read more

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WHERE WE WORK

The target of KCOMNET’s activities are spread out in all 47 counties in Kenya that are served by community radio stations.

HOW WE WORK

Sector Working Groups (SWGs) are the key coordination platforms for all KCOMNET activities. It’s how we share information and coordinate advocacy for community media sector.

The SWGs are led by a chairperson and include community media operators from all the community media outlets. As set out in our constitution, it’s how we aid and support the work of community media operators. It’s where we gather to discuss and share vital information, receive training and produce joint materials or products. Typically, these groups give us opportunity to have a collective voice on issues that matter to the grassroots communities.

We also cooperate with a large number of organisations, associations, agencies and companies.

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Meet the Kenya Community Radios Sector Working Group (KCRSWG)

These interim officials were nominated during the Kenya community media convention held on 2nd to 4th May 2017 at Rosa Mystica, Nairobi with the support of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. The convention was attended by 30 community radio operators spread throughout Kenya.

PARTNERSHIPS

Our development partners

PARTNERSHIPS

Our development partners

Stem van Africa
GIZ
Ford Foundation
Akiba Uhaki Foundation
KMP
HIVOS
Stem van Africa
GIZ
Ford Foundation
Akiba Uhaki Foundation
KMP
HIVOS