Part of a series of reports from Kenyan journalists and staff from Internews in Kenya who attended the AIDS 2012 conference in Washington, DC.
By Ernest Waititu, Program Director, Health and Digital Media, Internews in Kenya
Growing up in Es’song’olo Village in Western Kenya, Violet Otindo and Isaiah Esipisu loved listening to radio. With no swanky video games or TV sets in their parents’ living rooms, radio was one popular pastime. Read more »
Kenya retained the overall Journalist of the Year award at the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2012 Awards held in Lusaka, Zambia. Tom Mboya and Evanson Nyaga’s The African Tribe in India, which aired on Kenya’s Citizen Television, won the top prize. Five other Kenyan journalists were also feted.
Violet Otindo is a television producer and reporter with Citizen TV and chair of Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture Association (MESHA). She is an award-winning journalist, taking home the CNN/Multichoice 2009 Environment Award, and the SJCOOP Science Reporting Fellowship for 2010-12. In addition, she is one of Internews in Kenya’s health fellows, as well as Health Story-teller of the year. Read more »
Isaiah Esipisu is a freelance science journalist focusing on environmental issues, health, agriculture and technology. He also heads up the Kenyan chapter of the Africa Media and Malaria Research Network.