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Kenya's 2022 Elections Playlist
The Deep Dive 29th Edition.
Kenya is now firmly (and officially) in campaign season. With it comes pledges and plans from every political formation and individual candidate. Here at Africa Uncensored, we're putting those pledges through our fact-checking team to separate fact from fiction. Piga Firimbi editor Linda Ngari and her team have been looking into speeches and manifestos. On the Piga Firimbi Website, check out a breakdown of the facts, half truths and falsehoods in outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta's final Madaraka day speech to the country.
However, we do know that voting is also largely an emotional thing, driven by other biases that have been part of our politics for decades. We're curating a playlist of our work around electioneering for you in this newsletter.
One more thing...
We've been working on a totally new series of documentaries about Kenyan elections, dropping this July. We're really excited for you all to see it! We just might have a viewing party, so let us know in the comments or by emailing us if you'd like to attend.
We are 55 days to the August 9th Elections. We have four presidential candidates who’ve been cleared by the IEBC and the campaigns are on. Check out our 2022 Elections Playlist on this link. We will be updating the playlist with new content as we near the elections.
Rukwaro’s reflection on Africa Uncensored Investigate 101 Training
African Uncensored documentaries have always inspired me, especially in the line of investigative Journalism. Attending the training, broadened my thinking and understanding as a young journalist.
The opportunity to do a documentary kept me in action, broadened my scope of understanding and gave me a chance to implement my training.
Handling a story on defilement, made me know how to deal with minors, vulnerable people and most importantly it taught me team work in production. This program also made me realize my strengths in reporting and script writing. Seeing this story published, was a dream come true.
African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Awards Nomination
Africa Uncensored's journalist Calvin Rock is among the 2022 finalists in this years ACCER awards which will happen on the 22nd and 23rd of June 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda.
His piece Saving the Planet one EV at a Time looks into looks at the danger carbon dioxide from vehicle exhaust fumes poses to the environment through the experiences of Kenyan drivers, and how start-ups are striving to find a solution through the introduction of electric buses into the Kenyan transportation sector, while also presenting options individuals can explore in the fight against Climate Change.
The Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), Africa’s largest coalition of civil society groups who advocate for fair and just climate regimes for the African people, has been awarding outstanding environmental and climate change journalists in its biennial Award Scheme, the African Climate Change and Environmental Reporting (ACCER) Awards since 2013.
This year’s contest theme “Shaping the narratives towards COP27” is to drive and shape the African narratives that ultimately influence, the discussions to take place during the 27th conference of parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on climate change as well as the outcome texts from the COP27 Presidency.
Join Our Newsroom - Thursday 16th June Twitter Space.
Finally, this Thursday we invite you to #JoinOurNewsroom in our Twitter Space. In our Twitter spaces, we discuss topical issues in and around the country. Our topic this week is Bleeding Money – Kenyans Losing Millions of Shillings in Wanton Legal Representation.
Set your reminders here.
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Contributors: John Allan Namu and Sam Munia.
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