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Kenya’s Community Reporters

NAIROBI, Kenya – I believe in the power of community media to transform communities. In my home country, due to the National Film Board of Canada’s Challenge for Change program from the 1960s to 80s, marginalized Canadians came together to

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Mathare Radio provides local news relevant to Nairobi slums

In 2007, Wairimu Gitau dreamed of starting a community radio station broadcasting in Sheng for residents of Nairobi, Kenya’s Mathare slum. Seven years later and her dream is closer to becoming a reality as she builds ties in the community

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Mathare music centre gives voice to Kenyan youth living in slum

Billian Okoth runs Billian Music Family, a youth centre in the Mathare slum of Nairobi, Kenya. Through music and dance, Billian empowers youth to make change in their community, and in the process giving them a chance to dream of a brighter

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