AMWIK GRACES STANDARD GROUP WOMEN NETWORK ANNIVERSARY.

In recognition of its achievements and contribution in promoting opportunities for women in media, AMWIK was invited to the 3rd-anniversary celebration of the Standard Group Women Network. The network was established in October 2018 to address challenges female journalists face whilst supporting them to reach their potential while promoting their active participation as decision-makers in the industry. In addition, they also offer training and mentorship.

Judie Kaberia who represented AMWIK at the event praised the movement for its role in efforts to improve gender balance by influencing recruitment, accelerating staff career growth and inventing mentorship opportunities for women in media.

L-R: Information Secretary, Judy Munyinyi, Global Compact Network Kenya ED, Judy Njuno and AMWIK ED, Judie Kaberia during the event.

AMWIK PARTICIPATES IN UNESCO SOCIAL MEDIA FOR PEACE CAMPAIGN LAUNCH.

Social media use in the country skyrockets each year and even as they are vital tools in society for advancing our communications, they are being used to propagate hate and violence. The Social Media for Peace campaign by UNESCO which AMWIK was a part of was officially launched to strengthen the resilience of civil society to potentially harmful content spread online, in particular hate speech inciting violence. This is while enhancing the promotion of peace through digital technologies.

AMWIK Executive Director, Judie Kaberia took part in a panel discussion on addressing online hate speech and disinformation in Kenya. Judie advocated for the responsible use of social media platforms and acknowledged AMWIK’s contribution in enhancing digital literacy skills and addressing sexual harassment.

“We believe that social media has a big role in advancing peace in local and foreign circles while shaping the public and political narrative. #SocialMedia4Peace is essential as we evaluate how social media can be more effectively harnessed towards building peace.” She said.

AMWIK ED, Judie Kaberia makes a presentation during the UNESCO social media for peace initiative launch.