As the body charged with the responsibility of promoting high professional standards amongst journalists in Kenya, the Council conducts specialised and tailor-made trainings for media practitioners in a number of areas.
The trainings that are structured for various categories of journalists also aim at promoting ethical standards and professionalism among journalists and are conducted both in-house for different media houses as well as in regions.
The various categories of journalists trained include:
The Media Council conducts the trainings using its own funds or through collaborations with development partners.
Trainers are highly experienced and accomplished scholars / practitioners drawn from universities and the industry who provide practical skills on the topics under discussion.
The focus of the trainings are on:
- The Code of Conduct for the Practice of Journalism in Kenya
- Public affairs / political reporting reporting
- Governance reporting
- Election reporting
- Health reporting
- Business reporting
- Extractive industries reporting
- Safety and protection of journalists
- Trauma counselling and emotional self-care
- Investigative reporting
- Conflict sensitive reporting
- Freedom of expression and hate speech
- Historical injustices and how the Kenya Constitution 2010 addresses them
- Science reporting among other topical issues
Some Training Pictures