MFA is organising media roundtables that bring together media practitioners, academics, civil society, students and the general public to discuss the role of the media in enhancing development. The media roundtables are conducted in partnership with the University of Nairobi’s School of Journalism, the Media Institute, and the Kenya Editors’ Guild. The roundtables aim to influence the media in developing and disseminating factual and relevant content around these issues.
Media Focus on Africa (MFA) has been organizing public forums on County Budgets in Nyandarua, Narok and Taita Taveta Counties. Under the theme; ‘Openness, Accountability and Public Participation in County Budget Process’, the forums have brought together members of the county executive, county assembly, civil society organizations, media and the public to discuss the roles of these players in
MFA is training journalists in Nyandarua,Taita Taveta and Narok Counties to understand and report on budgets and resource management in their counties. MFA aims to inspire discussions around budgets in the counties, and to empower journalists to be better watch-dogs over money use in their regions.
The third series of the monthly media roundtables started in August 2012 and will run till May 2013. MFA will organize a one day media only roundtable in April, bringing together media practitioners (Editors and Journalists) and scholars to analyse media coverage in the past year and also jointly chart a way forward.
A second series of roundtables started in August 2011 and ended in April 2012. Topics for this second series of roundtables were: Media and Agenda Setting, Media and Political Violence, Media and Human rights reporting, Media and political party culture in Kenya, Media and the constitution implementation process and the role of media and civil society in democracy in Kenya.
MFA organized a first series of roundtables in 2010 that discussed Media Representation of Cuture and identity, the role of the media in Promoting Public Understanding of the ICC process, media and corruption, media and politics and Media experience in the coverage of the Ocampo Six.
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Read this informative report based on the 'Kenya Media Roundtables', monthly forums organised by Media Focus on Africa. Organized thematically, the roundtables explore various issues by giving space to Media stakeholders, opinion leaders and the general public in Kenya to articulate issues relating to the role of media and journalism in Kenya. The forums are held every last Tuesday of the month at the Alliance Francaise, Nairobi.More