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It is time to mainstream Mobile Journalism in Kenya

“The Media Council of Kenya wishes to notify the public and all security officers that mobile/smart phones, while in use by duly accredited journalists and media practitioners, are recognised as professional media equipment.” Read the statement, in part, released by the Media Council of Kenya three days ago. This followed

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PATCHING THE MAT: ENTREPRENEURSHIP GIVING A LIFELINE TO KISUMU WOMEN RECOVERING FROM THE RAVAGES OF COVID 19

By Laura Otieno Kisumu, Kenya - A rusty workshop standing on a lowly piece of land welcomes you when you visit the Wathorego site in Kisumu, Kenya. Heaps of used synthetic hair paint an aura of destitution and gives the impression of unmanaged waste. However, the heap is a pile of

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Gifted Hands: The rise of community birth attendants in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic

By Laura Otieno, Kisumu - When the day breaks, a queue forms at the homestead of 65-year-old Sylvia Atieno. At the heart of Korowe village in Kisumu, Sylvia has coined a name for herself as the heroine of expectant mothers, by the skill of her hands. “Nyamrerwa”, as she is often

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Telling Our Stories, Owning Our Narratives – 2021

Happy New Year! We hope you have held on to this, however long it lasted. It is a welcome relief after a tumultuous 2020. Amidst all the challenges brought about by COVID-19 in 2020, we witnessed the true power of our resilience and unity during trying times. Throughout this time,

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Dear Journalists: Trends, Opportunities and the Future

COVID-19 has affected many sectors and industries across the world and in different ways. From aviation to tourism and business, to education and health, many countries continue to struggle to get back to normalcy even as the pandemic rages on. While some sectors have been affected directly, for others, it’s

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The MoJo Futures Podcast Episode 2 with Privilege Musvanhiri

This week's episode features Privilege Musvanhiri, a freelance journalist based in Zimbabwe. Musvanhiri is also a correspondent with German broadcaster DW. In this episode we discuss his work as a mobile journalists, some of the outstanding work that he has done, the challenges journalists face in Zimbabwe and the future of

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The MoJo Futures Podcast: Episode 1 with Silas Muwonge

The Mobile Journalism Africa team is introducing a weekly podcast dubbed "MoJo Futures." The podcast will be dedicated to discussions on: Best practices of mobile journalism Emerging trends in mobile journalism Experiences of mobile journalists across the world On the premiere episode, Ochieng Obunga features Silas Muwonge, a mobile journalist from Uganda. Silas shares

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