Importance of group mentorship in the EoC Mentorship Programme

The EoC mentorship programme recently held a group mentorship meeting at the Nairobi Safari Club. The workshop was steered by two media experts namely: Frenny Jowi who is a free-lance journalist and a media consultant together with Wellingtone Nyongesa, an Editor at the Standard Media Group.

As part of the training, the Eye on Corruption mentors covered topics such as Sourcing for information, Attribution and Confidentiality, Script Writing and Storytelling. The journalists were also encouraged to bring their authenticity and uniqueness while telling their stories and they should always be ready as an investigative reporter is always prepared and aware of everything happening around them.

10 journalists are currently undergoing coaching and mentorship for the last 3 months in the Eye on Corruption programme and each of them are doing investigative research on different stories in light of creating awareness and exposing corruption in different areas.

 

About Eye on Corruption Project

Eye on Corruption Global Network Project-phase III, aims to train and mentor journalists, enabling them to investigate systemic corruption within the government that is affecting provision of basic services like health and education, where women, children and other disadvantaged groups would mostly bear the brunt.

The third phase of the Eye on Corruption (EoC) Global Network project (2018-2019) is being implemented in collaboration with the Action for Transparency team at  Transparency International Kenya (TI-K) and Fojo Media Institute, with continued support from Creative Force (Swedish Institute).

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