Indy Media in Kenya :: Youth Voices Connect
From the newest issue of In These Times, “Kenya’s Indy Media” by Michelle: Chen reports on how bloggers, cartoonists and guerrilla radio activists rock the East African mediascape.
“Some youth are amplifying their voices through a video collective called Slum-TV, led by Kenya-based media activists. By documenting everyday struggles in Mathare—a densely populated slum in the capital Nairobi—the project enables young people to produce homegrown media and, through local public screenings, fosters community dialogue. Following the outbreak of the post-election violence, Slum-TV has focused on current recovery efforts that bring together activists from different ethnic groups…As an ear to the ground in their communities, grassroots media activists have sometimes been ahead of the news.”