Women, Action & the Media – WAM Nairobi: is an event series happening next month in the downtown of Kenya’s capital city, where local journalists, foreign correspondents, students, advocates, and other brainy engaged people will talk it up about the intersection of gender and media. What are the barriers for the full participation of female journalists in East African media? How are stories of women and girls in Kenya told (or not told) in the international press?
WAM! Nairobi is part of a global campaign to raise awareness about gender in the media and to create and strengthen relationship between women media-makers across industries.
The 3 day event will start on Sunday, March 20th through to the Wednesday 23rd march at various locations in Nairobi’s CBD.
Some of the speakers at the event will be Racheal Gichinga(Kuweni Serious), Angela Wachuka(Kwani Trust) and Rebecca Wanjiku(Ushahidi)
Media producers, journalists, activists, PR strategists, academics, community organizers, feminists, funders and philanthropists, “citizen” media watchdogs, media policy advocates, alternative-network-builders, bloggers, writers, teachers, artists, technology trainers, cartoonists, students …
All you have to do is RSVP as soon as possible to wamnairobi [at] gmail dot com. Space is limited, and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis, so RSVP today!
They are also looking for people to live-blog and tweet the programs, so if you’re interested, be sure to let them know.
WAM! Nairobi is also a joint project of Fulbright Fellows Anna Clark (Nairobi) and Jina Moore (Kigali). Anna is a fiction writer and journalist who blogs about literature at Isak. Jina is a freelance journalist who covers Africa.