Who We
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About Us

We are creating journalism with our communities for our communities turning audiences who have been exploited and marginalized and mistreated by the media into change agents, storytellers, and architects of their own destinies.

 

Ours is to use journalism to speak to those with power and empower those without, we are re-centering the idea of journalism from what journalism is about to whom the journalism is for and whom we are creating it with.

The Challenge

The media is littered with stories depicting poor neighborhoods as one plagued by drug trafficking, disease and violence, reinforcing a mainstream narrative that fails to account for the full experience of those who live in the community. 

Through our community-based journalism using cell phones and social media we counter mainstream narratives, document abuses, and report police violence in the inner cities.

In contrast with the mainstream narrative of the marginalized and poor communities, we think our neighborhoods are places with a lot of power and amazing idea. This is a space of resistance for the poor who fight every day to combat the larger, very intentional, systems that seek to profit from the lives of marginalized residents. 

Our approach

We are creating journalism with our communities for our communities turning audiences who have been exploited and marginalized and mistreated by the media into change agents, storytellers, and architects of their own destinies.

 

Ours is to use journalism to speak to those with power and empower those without, we are re-centering the idea of journalism from what journalism is about to whom the journalism is for and whom we are creating it with.

MEET THE TEAM

Editor-at-Large

James Smart

Project Manager

Raphael Obonyo

Production Manager

Kizito Gamba

2019 - 2021

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