Retreat in Naivasha 29 – 30 June 2012, The Great Rift Valley Lodge, Naivasha, Kenya Election Reporting Reporting responsibly about the ICC process Countering hate speech Workshop 2 – 4 July 2012, Hotel Comfy, Eldoret, Kenya Organizers Bettina Ambach, Executive Director, Wayamo Communication Foundation, Joseph Roberts-Mensah, Africa Director, Wayamo Communication Foundation, with the financial support of the German Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, the German Federal Foreign Office, the Media Council of Kenya and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. Project Description Retreat in Naivasha In the forthcoming elections in March 2013 journalists should be aware of their crucial role in the election process, and of the steps and interventions that they can take to prevent conflict, through the use of conflict-sensitive approaches to polarizing issues. If media can incite conflict, then it can also be used to prevent and mitigate conflict and build peace. Another goal of this gathering is to enhance the capacity of the invited journalists to cover the ICC proceedings in a factual, balanced and responsible manner. The organizers will be responsible for the transport costs to Naivasha, accommodation and meals. Speakers Ambassador Yusuf Nzibo, Commissioner, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Macharia Gaitho, Managing
In the forthcoming March 2013 Kenyan election journalists should be aware of their crucial role in the election process, and of the steps and interventions that they can take to prevent conflict, through the use of conflict-sensitive approaches to polarising issues. If media can incite conflict, then it can also be used to prevent and mitigate conflict. Reporting on political violence can be a real challenge. Working effectively with victims and survivors of such violence requires skill, knowledge and sensitivity. These stories can also expose journalists to personal risk. To perform well, journalists need to know about the potential impact of trauma both on their sources and themselves. Trauma can affect journalists reporting judgement and their ability to calibrate risk in significant ways, which traditionally have not been discussed as widely as they might have been but which has important consequences for the quality of their work. This workshop was supported by a grant from the Open Society Foundations. Download full program
LAUNCH EVENT 26 November 2012 Download event program MEDIA WORKSHOP 27 November – 7 December 2012 Download workshop program Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya In partnership with the Institute for War and Peace Reporting.
Conference 4-5 October 2012 Nuremberg, Germany Media workshop 2-3 and 6-7 October 2012 Courtroom 600, Palace of Justice, Nuremberg, Germany
Will Arab citizens’ thirst to see impunity ended strengthen the ICC in the region or should national courts take the lead?