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Deadline to submit the proposal: 16 March 2018

 

Background

The European Union Delegation to the Republic of Kenya has contracted Media Focus on Africa to implement the project Ms President: A peacebuilding Initiative for Kenya. The project will run for  the next two years.

i.                     Objectives of the project

Overall Objective:

Media Focus on Africa (MFA) will this month unveil a new series of media roundtable discussions featuring media owners, media practitioners, schools of journalism, government institutions and independent media organizations to discuss the future of journalism in Kenya. The roundtables will culminate in the first ever media week held in Kenya.

The topics to be discussed will include economic sustainability of media in Kenya; fake news and interest-driven journalism; and the future of journalism and democracy in Kenya.

Deadline to submit the proposal: 7 March 2018

 

Background

The European Union Delegation to the Republic of Kenya has contracted Media Focus on Africa to implement the project Ms President: A peacebuilding Initiative for Kenya. The project will run for  the next two years.

  1. Objectives of the project

Overall Objective:

To build sustainable capacity in Kenya for effective peacebuilding, conflict management and crisis preparedness.

Highlights 
  • MFA   was   selected   among   over   1,300   grassroots   organizations   that   applied   for   the prestigious Intercultural Innovation Award a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the BMW Group.
  • The  Intercultural  Innovation  Award  Ceremony  was  held  in  New  York  at  United  Nations  headquarters,  in the presence of ambassadors and high-level UN officials.

New York 29 November 2017 –Media Focus on Africa (MFA) and their initiative “Yat Madit: The Crossroads Project” is one of th

To our supporters, partners and beneficiaries,

 

Please note that our offices will be closed from Friday, December 22, 2017 to Thursday, January 5, 2018.

We are seeking an experienced Shoot Edit who will provide high-quality and creative filming from the field, edit video and compile a finished video documentary of not less than 30 minutes long.  You will have proven experience in long-form single camera programme making.  You will have considerable experience in lighting techniques/equipment, shooting formats, sound recording, location craft and other necessary technical skills.

Video Editor Responsibilities

 • Taking a brief to grasp production team’s needs and specifications

We urgently needed a project evaluator for our project "POWER2017:SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN LEADERSHIP". Application Deadline is Thursday, November 23, 2017. , If interested for more details on how to apply, download the TORs below . Share widely. 

Kampala 2 November 2017: Media Focus on Africa Uganda (MFA) has been nominated for a global award. MFA was nominated for its peace building project called Crossroads (Yat Madit). MFA is among ten finalists from ten different countries picked for the Intercultural Innovation Award (IIA) hosted by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and BMW Group.

Brought to you by The Alliance Française Nairobi, the competition's aim is to “expose and promote young directors of short films and contribute to popularizing the art of cinema thanks to the ubiquitous smartphone.”

 

 To learn more about the competition or apply, follow this link   https://ke.ambafrance.org/Smartphone-Film-Competition

Our well written and well-acted drama series has scooped all the awards in the TV Drama category at the 2017 Uganda Film Festival. It was voted as the Best TV Drama while Michael Wawuyo JR who acted as Opio won the award for Best Actor and Rehema Nanfuka, who acted as Suzanna, won the award for Best Actress.

This was a big win has inspired discussions of a second season which may soon be on Ugandan airwaves. Yat Madit’s main objective is to promote healing, reconciliation and development in post war Northern Uganda through use of film and intercommunity dialogues.

Our drama series ‘Yat Madit’ that was recently broadcast on NTV Uganda has been nominated for all the TV categories of Best Actor, Actress and TV Drama at the 2017 Uganda Film Festival Nominations. The announcement was made by The Uganda Communications Commission last Wednesday, August 23, 2017. We are confident of getting some if not all of the awards! Keeping our fingers crossed.

Out of the 14,523 candidates who were running for various positions in the August 8 general elections in Kenya, 1,358 were women. Many organizations including media Focus on Africa were working to increase the chances of the women getting elected. Here is an illustrated analysis of how women faired and what it means for women representation in political leadership moving forward.

"As I watched the drama series, I was shocked to see people acting out exactly what goes on in our community. This meant that we do things without knowing that other people are noticing what we do. There are other things we do that hurt people but we do not know, for example how we treat people who were child soldiers during the war. In the film, a character called Opio burns the house of a former child soldier called Michael. Previously, as a community, we thought it was normal for returnees to be treated with discrimination.

Yat Madit TV series inspired intercultural dialogues among Acholi, Lango, Teso and Karamoja communities in Northern Uganda.  MFA screened episodes of Yat Madit to groups of community members after which participants discussed issues and problems of the North depicted in the episodes. The participants also deliberated on alternative solutions to the problems of the North and how they can be implemented in their communities. A dialogue in each location hosted at least 80 people per screening.

The First is The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship, sponsored by our partner The National Endowment for Democracy (NED). Named in honor of NED’s principal founders, former president Ronald Reagan and the late congressman Dante Fascell (D-Fl.), the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is a federally funded, international exchange program that offers practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world the opportunity to spend five months in residence at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in Washington, D.C., in order to undertake independent researc

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