MFA TO HOLD ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS ON ‘FUTURE OF MEDIA AND DEMOCARCY’

MFA TO HOLD ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS ON ‘FUTURE OF MEDIA AND DEMOCARCY’

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Media Focus on Africa has organized a media roundtable to discuss the role of journalism in Kenya’s democratic space.

There is need to bring media stakeholders together to think, discuss and look ahead to ensure citizens’ access to accurate information and protect professional & fact-driven journalism, both critical for Kenya’s fledgling democracy.  

The overall democratic challenge is a shared one: how to fund professional journalism in the future, and how to ensure it manages to remain relevant in an ever more competitive environment with myriad offerings competing for our attention?

Due to financial limitations, media houses do not invest as they possibly should in investigative journalism. On the other hand, journalism requires media institutions free from political and commercial influence.  

Vibrant journalism has proved to support democracies. We need reporters scrutinizing those in power, a plural media system, investigative journalism as well as a steady diet of daily news. Journalism and democracy are indispensable to each other.

The media breakfast will be this Friday, May 11, 2018 from 7 am to 10 am at Sarova Stanley Hotel, Kimathi Street, Nairobi 

MODERATOR: Yvonne Okwara

PANELISTS:

Henry Maina- Regional Director, Article 19 Eastern Africa

Dr. Wambui Wamunyu – Lecturer Daystar University, Communications Department

Uduak Amimo - Veteran Journalist

 

For more details, contact Frenny Jowi on frenny@mediafocusoanfrica.org.

An initiative with the goal of promoting the critical role of traditional media in advancing and sustaining democratic governance in Kenya.