Citizen journalism has been growing in Kenya providing alternative sources of news and information. Citizen journalists’ important role in society has however been hampered by challenges including lack of access to news sources, capacity building opportunities, means of verification and data mining skills.
As a result, the Association of Media Women in Kenya, AMWIK has organized two-days training/coaching for citizen journalists to enhance their capacity to gather, verify and deliver on their stories. The training also seeks to strengthen the skills of citizen journalists in investigating and delivering credible information on financial literacy, accountability, transparency, and access to social justice in their communities.
Criteria for selection as a trainee:
A successful candidate;
• Needs to be passionate about the improvement of Kenya and the lives of Kenyans in terms of financial literacy, accountability and social justice
• You may be a freelance writer.
• You could be having an active blog and be active online.
• You don’t have to be a trained journalist.
• Must not be active in a media house.
• Need to be inclined to use various digital media platforms to disseminate information
If you fit in the above criteria, please send your application with the following information;
Gender Male/ Female
Also, answer below questions:
1. Please share details of how you qualify as a citizen journalist?
2. Why do you want to participate in the training?
3. How will you use the skills acquired from the training?
The training scheduled for 5th and 6th July 2018 will be held in Nakuru County. Kindly do submit your CV alongside the application to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than Monday, 2nd July 2018 at 5pm:
NB: ONLY selected individuals will be notified