Topic: Kenya

  • Bridging the Gap: JHR Roundtable Discussion at Africa Media Festival 2024

    Journalists for Human Rights -JHR, Baraza Media Lab and the Ford Foundation hosted a roundtable discussion titled “Bridging the Gap: A Breakfast Media and Civil Society Roundtable.” The discussion brought together representatives from the media industry and civil society organizations to identify common challenges they face and collaboratively develop effective solutions. This event served as

  • KENYA: Community-led advocacy critical in ending Female Genital Mutilation

    The milestone is an outcome of close to ten months of community engagement and empowerment of a local anti-FGM steering committee to trace, document and report potential FGM cases in their neighbourhood. Elders in Chepkokogh Location, West Pokot County, with the I-Rep Foundation team and local authorities during the inaugural elder’s forum in February 2023.

  • JHR Collaborates with Kenya’s Premier Investigative Journalism Outlet to Train Journalists on Investigative Journalism

    Journalists for Human Rights, in collaboration with Africa Uncensored, conducted a three-day investigative journalism workshop for journalists representing different media outlets in Kenya. Taking into consideration the crucial role played by the media in exposing corruption and human rights abuses and holding duty bearers accountable for their actions or inactions in upholding human rights, Journalists

  • Empowering Kenyan Educators: Enhancing Human Rights Journalism Reporting through Pedagogical Training of Lecturers

    Journalists for Human Rights Canada World, Voice for Women and Girls’ Rights program in Kenya has concluded its first Training of Trainers workshop to enhance the capacity of lecturers to teach human rights journalism. This effort is geared towards implementing a Human Rights Journalism curriculum developed by JHR. The curriculum, developed in the last two

  • JHR works with partners to amplify African climate actions

    Mercy Njoroge, JHR’s Gender Media Trainer; Teresa Abla Sintinyi, the founder of Wang’an Women Initiative in Marsabit; Kennedy Mugochi, East Africa Regional Director for Hivos and Tebby Otieno, reporter at the Daily Nation (L-R) JHR-Kenya, in collaboration with Hivos East Africa and the Office of the First Lady of Kenya through the Mama Doing Good

  • Telling Climate Change Stories: A Journalist Perspective

    By: Mercy Njoroge A little over a decade ago, a substantial global story broke. Wangari Maathai, the woman of trees, is dead. This sad incident happened precisely two years into my journalism career. The story was huge, and as a junior sub-editor, I felt the pressure editors in my newsroom faced when a story of

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