Practicing Good Governance.

Lydia Wang’oma’s first love was television. But after working with the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation as a television producer and presenter for 22 years, Mrs. Wang’oma joined RANET Bulala FM, a community radio station in Abanyala, a village in Busia county, Western Kenya.
RANET Bulala FM is one of six radio stations set up by the Kenya meteorological department as an early warning system for areas that experience natural disasters. RANET Bulala FM had been operating in Abanyala since 2008, but for a brief period, Mrs. Wang’oma says the station was shut down due to rival politicians who used the station to broadcast derogatory messages about each other. Mrs. Wang’oma says this was contrary to journalistic ethics, and the government shut the station down.
Mrs. Wang’oma was recruited via word of mouth as RANET Bulala FM’s Program Controller, and was asked to get the station back on its feet.
As Head of Programming, Mrs. Wang’oma oversaw all presenters. She checked the quality of the station’s content and encouraged broadcasters to strive for the long-term financial sustainability of their programming. She says the main reason for the station shutdown was that members of the community were taking advantage of the station

Covid 19 fact checking and awareness raising desk

 

 

 

The Kenya Community Media Network (KCOMNET) with the support of the Civil Peace Service of GIZ  has set up a fact checking and awareness raising desk during this time of corona virus pandemic. The sole purpose of this desk is to combat incidences of misinformation and fake news circulating on social media, verifying and relaying factual truthful information to our community radio listeners and general public

KCOMNET is registering and recruiting members

Join other media practitioners, NGOs, and community media groups committed to supporting and developing community media in Kenya.

If you’d like to join us in these endeavors, please fill out the Member Application for consideration.

Our latest publication

Community Radios Broadcasting for Peace pays tribute to a big family: The community of Kenyan Community Radios.

World Radio Day 2021

The 10th edition of World Radio Day celebrations was a success courtesy of the support and efforts by our
partners, organizers and the support of Domus FM community radio which hosted the event at Karen Village
Centre, Nairobi. We wish to pass our gratitude to Kenya Community Media Network, Civil Peace Service of GIZ,
Communications Authority (CA), Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANET), Kenya Correspondents Association
(KCA) DW Alumni, Kenya Chapter, Internews, Radio Domus and our community radio journalists
for immense contribution in making the day a success. We are also grateful to the Spoken Word Artistes;
Dorphan and Spontaneous the poet for delivering insightful spoken word pieces touching on the theme of the
day.

Thank you all very much!

Covid 19 fact checking and awareness raising desk

 

 

 

The Kenya Community Media Network (KCOMNET) with the support of the Civil Peace Service of GIZ  has set up a fact checking and awareness raising desk during this time of corona virus pandemic. The sole purpose of this desk is to combat incidences of misinformation and fake news circulating on social media, verifying and relaying factual truthful information to our community radio listeners and general public

KCOMNET is registering and recruiting members

Join other media practitioners, NGOs, and community media groups committed to supporting and developing community media in Kenya.

If you’d like to join us in these endeavors, please fill out the Member Application for consideration.

Our latest publication

Community Radios Broadcasting for Peace pays tribute to a big family: The community of Kenyan Community Radios.

Our latest publication

Community Radios Broadcasting for Peace pays tribute to a big family: The community of Kenyan Community Radios.

Amplifying Community Voices

Since formation, KCOMNET has focused its attention in the consolidation and strengthening of community media sector in Kenya through four programmatic interventions:

Networking

KCOMNET brings together community media groups and other stakeholders committed to development communication in Kenya.

Policy Advocacy

We enhance advocacy to improve policy and regulatory framework to expand the practice of community media in Kenya.

Capacity Building

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

Content Development

We improve the generation of local content and programming in community media outlets to sustain their unique identity.

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