It is 2012, here’s to great journalism in Kenya! Journalists working from Internews in Kenya must have noticed how, in 2011, the team of trainers kept growing. Internews is proud to have such a great team of journalists on board. Many hands make light work. With sixteen additional hands, Internews is poised to offer ongoing support and mentoring to journalists in Kenya in the new year. Drop in for advice on everything to do with better storytelling.
Our teams offer assistance on journalism related to the upcoming election, conflict, including land-related conflict, human rights, the incursion of Kenya’s military into Somalia, Health issues, human rights and the latest in digital media. Here’s more on the team that joined Internews in 2011:
Expanding Election Horizon
Caleb Atemi, a former News Editor with the Nation Media Group (NMG) joined Internews in Kenya earlier this year to head up the Free and Fair Media training program. This ambitious training project will assist the media in professionally and responsibly covering the next general election.
“Curiosity has always been my bane,” Boni Odinga says wistfully “...but also my blessing”, he adds with a Boni chortle. For someone who got into a lot of trouble in early childhood for being “too curious”, it is interesting that he didn’t stop.
Patrick Rukwaro, a seasoned broadcast journalist, joined Internews Network as a Health Broadcast Trainer in May 2011. He started his media career as a radio producer and continuity announcer at Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) where he worked for eight years.
As young boy, I was a theatre enthusiast who loved to tell stories. Back then I did not know I was taking the first steps along my career path. It was not until my second year in high school that I discovered my passion for narratives could lead to the journalism profession.
Award winning journalist Dorothy Otieno spent years specialising in science and human rights issues at The Standard, a national daily newspaper in Kenya. “What I love about health journalism is that with every article I do, I learn
Journalist Venter Mwongera found out just how sensitive land issues are in Kenya the hard way. She did a feature story about a disputed piece of land that resulted in her spending three days in the cells.
It involved a powerful private developer who used his influence to
“My curiosity ruined my relationship with my dad for two and half years,” Langat said softly. Wesley Langat who is a Radio Technician for the Internews Democracy and Governance projects in Kenya had always wanted to not only hear but tell stories. But his parents had chosen different career options for him: they thought