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Tazama World media

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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

Project Manager

Production Manager

Sahara Mohammed

Journalist

I am currently pursuing a BA in Communication and Media at Egerton University. I am passionate about reporting on early marriages, female genital mutilation (FGM), and Muslim girl empowerment. I am also an active member of the media club at Egerton and was chairlady of the Press club 2015-2016 and a general reporter while in high school. I have also worked with the Wajir East Community to educate and mentor young girls about early marriages and pursuing an education.

Michael Mulinge

Journalist

I am currently a undergraduate student at Daystar University taking broadcast Journalism as a major. I am creative and passionate about journalism. I once interned as a news reporter at Radio Africa where I went out with a min disc recorder, collected short stories, wrote a script and attached audio to go on air. I have covered a stories ranging from human interest, politics and social interest very effectively.

Sharon Liboi

Journalist & Afro-Jazz Musician

I am currently pursuing a Diploma in Mass Communication at Daystar University. My work experience encompasses Visionaries Aloud; a documentary company as a content creator, photographer, video editor as well as an Online radio presenter working on "Msanii Kwenye Wave" a program that gives upcoming artists a platform to be heard. I mainly focuses on human interest stories, empowerment stories and youth and minorities representation in media

Esther Kipchumba

Journalist

I am currently studying Communication and Electronic Media as my major. I have worked as a Radio Presenter at Shine FM and as an corporate radio representative. I later joined a community radio that is Pamoja FM where I was a News reporter, script writer and a Radio presenter. Currently, I am is working with Tazama World Media as a young journalist, who has taken the initiative to meet and tell the untold stories in our today's society.

Evelyn Achieng

Journalist

I am currently a student at The University of Nairobi pursuing a degree in Journalism and Media studies. My majoring is in Development Communication. I have also graduated with a diploma in Public Relations from The Cooperative University of Kenya. Plus I am a specialized trainer in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights with Dance4Life Foundation. I also enjoy writing and blogging on youtube.

Lawrence Ouma

Journalist

I am currently pursuing a Diploma in Accounting at KCA University. I would like to focus on investigative journalist and coming up with solutions to problems affecting people in the community. I am also the co-founder of Lens Culture Production a company which has produce Shadrack Juma Foundation documentary. Plus have been the director and host of The Sportmania Show. Recently I worked with ASMO in the fight against Gender Based Violence.

Laura Nayere

Journalist

I have graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Production (Television and Film) and also Diploma in Mass Communication (Radio Production). My experience spans various media houses like KBC, KTN and BBC as a producer and reporter. My passion truly lies in journalism especially telling human-interest stories that affect the community at large.

Stephen Njuguna

Journalist

My greatest desire is to create and promote safe spaces for the youth to enhance democracy and economic empowerment. I have worked with the Radio Africa group as a photographer and social media content creator. I have been part of several socio-economic campaigns using art and media to bring the change the young people desire to see in the informal settlements. Also I have participated in several community projects including Sauti ya Mtaa, Creative Café and Koch fest.

Felix Omondi

Journalist

I currently hold a bachelor's degree in Food Science and Technology from the University of Nairobi. I started writing from the Ghetto Mirror, a Shining Hope For Communities (SHOFCO) publication. I have a 4 years experience reporting on different human interest stories across different underprivileged neighborhoods in Nairobi. I view the community as the story that has to be told in the most truthful way possible and he is nothing but the narrator of these stories.

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