Nairobi Editorial Forum on Elections with Kenya Editors’ Guild

Diane Rossier Journalism Training

IWPR and Wayamo have started in November 2012 a two-year media programme (Generating demand for accountability: A critical reporting and media monitoring project in Kenya). As Kenya enters the run up to presidential elections and the start of the four cases before the International Criminal Court, IWPR and Wayamo would like to share challenges faced by media organisations and discuss conflict-sensitive approaches which could be adopted by the media practitioners. In an effort to provide a forum for learning and debate at the intersection of justice and electoral issues, we truly value the contribution of Editors to this two-year programme.

During our second common Editors’ breakfast meeting, we would like to discuss the following issues:

  • How the media and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission can work together?
  • Results of the first sub-editors training in Naivasha on 26-27 January
  • Threats against journalists and other pressures on journalists and editors
  • Ushahidi/iHub´s findings in monitoring hate speech
  • KNCHR´s monitoring and reporting on incidents that may trigger violence
  • Concerns and needs of the Editors Guild

Invited speakers

  • Her Excellency the German Ambassador Margit Hellwig-Bötte
  • Lilian Mahiri-Zaja, Vice-Chairperson, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission
  • Anne Munyiva Ngugi, Commissioner, Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
  • Kagonya Awori, iHub Research / Ushahidi

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