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Women, Action & the Media (WAM Nairobi)

17/03/2011

HAPPY HOUR
Date: March 20, 2011
Time:6pm – onwards
Venue: Wasanii: The African Place
Location: Harry Thuku Road, just five minutes from the CBD, between the University of Nairobi and the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) and across from The Fairmont Norfolk Hotel.

Join WAM-Nairobi for happy hour(s) at Wasanii: The African Place, a restaurant/pub above the Kenya National Theatre.
Take a chance to participate in a low-key social gathering and networking opportunity with other WAM attendees and presenters.
Discounts on some drinks will be available for WAM participants (check in with WAM-Nairobi first for your discount ticket!).

GETTING WOMEN AND GIRLS ON THE FRONT PAGE
Date: March 21, 2011
Time: 1-4pm
Venue: Nairobi Java House — downtown, Koinange Street

This workshop is aimed at helping organizations better tailor their media pitches to improve the amount – and quality – of media coverage of womens’ and girls’ issues.
If you’re participating in Spot Pitch, or even if not but you want to workshop your own idea, come on by and work with WAM Nairobi coaches.
This is a drop-in workshop; come when you can and stay as long as you want.

MY AFRICA, YOUR AFRICA
Date: March 21, 2011
Time: 6-7pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut library, Maendeleo House,
Location: At the corner of Loita and Monrovia streets, directions

This is the first of two evening panels looking at how journalists from Africa and abroad represent the continent and its women, and how we can do better.
Panelists are:
Helen Nyambura-Mwaura, Reuters
Carolyn Dunn, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Karen Rothmyer, public editor of at The Star (Kenya) and contributing editor to The Nation (US).

AT THE SOURCE: RAISING LOCAL VOICES ACROSS MEDIA
Date: March 21, 2011
Time: 7-8pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut library, Maendeleo House
Location: At the corner of Loita and Monrovia streets, directions

In the second of the two evening panels, citizen journalists, literary artists, and social media experts describe breaking new ground for news and information in Kenya.
Panelists are:
Rebecca Wanjiku, blogger/journalist and staff at Ushahidi
Rachel Gichinga, co-founder, Kuweni Serious
Angela Wachuka, executive director, Kwani Trust

WOMEN’S VOICES IN A MAN’S WORLD
Date: March 22, 2011
Time: 6-7pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut library, Maendeleo House
Location: at the corner of Loita and Monrovia streets, directions

In the first of the evening sessions, journalists and other media-makers will discuss dealing with gender gaps, glass ceilings, and other perils of being female in the media world.
Panelists are:
Rosemary Okello Orlale, executive director, African Woman and Child Feature Service /International Women’s Media Foundation
Jane Thuo, executive director, Association of Media Women in Kenya
Sarah McGregor, Bloomberg News & Foreign Correspondents Association of East Africa

THE SPOT PITCH: WINNING COVERAGE FOR WOMEN & GIRLS IN 120 SECONDS
Date: March 22, 2011
Time: 7-8pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut library, Maendeleo House
Location: at the corner of Loita and Monrovia streets, directions

In the second of the evening series, ten advocates and activists will get 2 minutes each to sell the audience on their most irresistible story about the issues facing women and girls — and will get real-time feedback from working journalists.
Attendees who aren’t pitching themselves will have the chance to learn by observation about the most effective tactics for working with the media. If you want to apply to be one of the ten people who gets to pitch a roomful ofinterested media professionals, click here to learn more.

SPECIAL NOTICE
Please take Nairobi’s rush hour traffic into consideration when you plan your travel to WAM events, so that we are able to start on time.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS NEED TO BRING WITH THEM
Questions and ideas, willingness to engage, sense of humor, business cards and note-taking materials, if you are the note-taking type.
Mind you can tag along friends and colleagues who are also interested in these issues.

 

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