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Kenya Community Media Network (KCOMNET) has held a two day content development workshop on 4th and 5th June at Shalom House, Nairobi. The purpose of this workshop being to network community radio stations with other community…Find out more »
Kenya Correspondents Association(KCA) has published a revised guide book on Reporting Devolution, an improvement on its 2013 version given the developments within the Devolution governance framework since then. The book is meant to help journalists,…Find out more »
Are you ready for World Radio Day 2019? The theme for this year is “Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace” .The idea is to look into broadcasts that provide a platform for dialogue and democratic debate over…Find out more »
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices.
Mental and physical health are equally important components of overall health. For example, depression increases the risk for many types of physical health problems, particularly long-lasting conditions like diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Similarly, the presence of chronic conditions can increase the risk for mental illness. This training is aimed at addressing mental health concerns among journalists for optimal performance and productiveness. Sign up for this training below.
In a period in which access to information by the people is vital, journalists’ work continue to face numerous challenges. One of these pertains to safety. According to the center for protection of journalists (CPJ), a record of 1411 journalist lost their lives between the year 1992 to 2021. Between May 2020 and April 2021, Artice 19 Eastern Africa recorded at least 51 cases of attacks against individual journalists, including 9 female journalists. Between March 12 and August 31, 48 cases were already recorded in form of physical assault, verbal/telephone threats, harassment/torture etc. Media Council of Kenya identifies most of the safety risks with dangerous/risky assignment, crossfire or murder. Community radio journalists, just like mainstream partners are not exempted from the safety concerns. In the year 2020, just a day after the world press Freedom Day, Pamoja FM community radio journalist was brutally murdered while on his way home from the radio station by unknown assailants. In as much as one of the perpetrators was apprehended and arraigned in court, more needs to be done in bid to ensure that our journalist are safe while engaging in their duties. With 2022 being an electioneering year, extra measures need to be taken ahead of time in ensuring physical safety of journalists in the field. Umoja Radio for Peace program in cognizant of the role that community radio journalists play in promoting peaceful coexistence among communities in Kenya, seeks to increase awareness of community journalists on risk assessment, safety and precautionary measures.Find out more »
Community broadcasting in Kenya continues to play a key role in enhancing transformative social change, social cohesion and peace and national unity from the grassroot level. The year 2021 stands as a key year for monitoring hate speech and propaganda due to the closeness it has to general elections and heightened political activities. Over the past years, it is clear that election years in Kenya are characterized by elements of polarization, hate speech, propaganda, fake news, tribal inclination and discrimination, which compromises peace situation in the country and thus necessitating the need for this and how to report on elections and election coverage in a conflict sensitive manner.Find out more »