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Many journalists in Kenya are facing challenges on where to publish their articles after researching and doing follow ups. This is because major media houses are interested in articles that can sell their papers or attract advertisers. In other media houses articles compete for space and unfortunately in most cases politics carry the day.

It is for this reason that RoGGKenya compiled a list of alternative media outlets that journalists in Kenya can use to publish their articles. This is an effort to inform journalists of the existing spaces and also make it easy for the media houses to get content.

These outlets are majorly online and operate differently from the major media houses because they focus on specific topics.

The list provides the area of coverage and contacts for the journalists to follow up and submit their articles.

  1. Genderlink

Web: www.genderlinks.org.za
Tel: +27(0)11 029 0006 / +27 (0)11 028 2410,
Fax: +27(0)11 622 4732,
9 Derrick avenue, Cyrildene,
Johannesburg, 2198, South Africa.

Areas of coverage

  • Gender equality
  • Gender Based Violence in politics
  • Women capacity building
  • Gender and governance (Two third gender representation)
  • HIV and AIDS
  • Economic and climate justice
  • Rights of marginalized groups.
  • Ending Gender Violence
  • Equality and justice
  • Social justice and development in Africa through media
  • Sexual and reproductive health rights
  • Education

Requirements

Well researched features or briefs between 500-1500 words. The articles must include many voices and avoid single sourcing. Three high resolution pictures are necessary though the editor can provide one that illustrates the story.

  1. The African Woman and Child Feature Service (AWCFS)

Web: www.awcfs.org
Email: info@awcfs.org
Tell: +254722209510 734916148 2720554
PO box 48197 00100
Nairobi Baptist Court, Green lane off Ngong Road, Nairobi

Areas of coverage

  • Gender equality
  • Women capacity building
  • Gender and governance (Two third gender representation)
  • HIV and AIDS/ Pediatric HIV
  • Economic and climate justice
  • Rights of marginalized groups.
  • Ending Gender Violence
  • Equality and justice
  • Social justice and development in Africa through media
  • Children’s rights
  • Sexual and reproductive health rights
  • Education
  • Gender Based Violence in politics
  • Working condition for women in flower farms.
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Child marriage
  • Child labour

Requirements

Well researched features with multiple sources, including a beneficiary, victim or survivor where applicable.
Between 700-1200 words and two photos that illustrate the story.
The monthly magazines run on themes so it is advisable to find out which theme is running on that month.

  1. Hivisasa

Web: www.hivisasa.com
Email: support@hivisasa.com
Tell: +254724-999-236.

2. Area of coverage
  • Governance
  • Politics
  • Education

Requirements

Maximum 300 words. It must be newsy and timely. Payment rates are based on the number of views per article (check website for the rates).

  1. Business Today

Web: www.businesstoday.co.ke
Tel: +254722680459
Email: editor@ businesstoday.co.ke
Development House, 13th floor.
Nairobi, Kenya

Area of coverage

  • Business and economy
  • Financial markets
  • Enterprise and lifestyle issues

Requirements

Between 500-1000 words. Quote primary sources, experts, beneficiaries and victims where applicable. A picture is an added advantage.

5. The Exchange newspaper

Web: www.exchange.co.tz
Email: news@exchange.co.tz
Westlands Commercial Center
Block A, 2`nd floor
Nairobi, Kenya,
P.O. Box 101901-00101
Tel: +254-780-007-377

Area of Coverage

  • Business and economy
  • Financial markets
  • Enterprise and lifestyle issues
  • Banking
  • Stock markets
  • Industry and trade
  • Investing
  • Technology and business

 Requirements

Between 500-1000 words. Quote primary sources. A picture is an added advantage

6. Science Africa

Web: https://scienceafrica.co.ke
Email: info@scienceafrica.co.ke
Fatuma Flats, Suite No 6,
Argwings Kodhek Road
P.O. Box 57458-00200,
Nairobi-Kenya,
Cell: +254 721 248 761
Tell: +254 721 252 781
Contact person: Mr. Otula Owuor
Managing Editor
Phone: +254 722 843 101

Area of coverage

  • Science (Information Technology, Innovations and research)
  • Health journalism
    1.Immunisation
    2.Communicable and none Communicable diseases
    3.Health funding and budgeting
  • Environment
    1.Deforestration
    2.Climate change
    3.Draught
    4.Floods
    5.Clean energy
  • Agriculture
    Pests and diseases
    Food security
  • Biodiversity
  • Industrialization

Requirements

Well researched science articles based on research, observation and quoting experts. Between 500-1000 words and a picture.

  1. Sayansi Magazine

Website: www.meshakenya.org
Email : info@meshakenya.org or the General Secretary aghan@meshakenya.org
Tel +254 721 578517
Tel +254 732 229 230/0728279966
Mai Mahiu Rd, Off Langata Rd.
1285-00100 Nairobi

Area of coverage

  • Health journalism
    1.Immunisation
    2.Communicable and none Communicable diseases
    3.Health funding and budgeting
    4.HIV and AIDs research and prevention interventions by scientists in Africa.
  • Environment
    1.Deforestration
    2.Climate change
    3.Draught
    4.Floods
    5.Clean energy
  • Agriculture
    Pests and diseases
    Food security
  • Biodiversity

Requirements

Well researched science articles based on research, observation and experts quote. Between 500-1000 words and a picture. The monthly magazine issues are based on themes. It is advisable to find out the running theme

  1. Smart Farmer

Web: http://smartfarmerkenya.com
Email: editor@smartfarmerkenya.com
Tell: +254737599957
6th Floor, Pioneer House (Moi Avenue)
Behind Co-operative Bank Of Kenya Memorial Park
P.O. Box 52103-00100
Nairobi, Kenya

Area of coverage

  • Agriculture financing and budgeting
  • Government policies
  • Digitalization of agriculture
  • Livestock care and treatment
  • Agriculture research
  • Fish farming
  • Demand and supply in agriculture
  • Pests and diseases
  • Research

Requirements

Well researched agricultural articles based on research, observation and experts quote. Should also include the voice of the beneficiaries or victims where applicable. Between 500-1000 words and two pictures.

  1. Hortinews

Website : www.hortinews.co.ke
Catherine Riungu, Managing Editor
Horticultural News Nairobi ,Kenya
Email: horticulturalnews@gmail.com
news@hortinews.co.ke
Mobile: +254 722848970
Mwangaza Road,Komarock Phase2,opposite main gate, Block E
P.O Box 1066-00518, Nairobi.
Tell: +254 722848970,+254 710628440

Area of coverage

  • Horticulture financing and budgeting
  • Government policies
  • Digitalization of agriculture
  • Agriculture research
  • Demand and supply in horticulture
  • Pests and diseases
  • Research

Requirements

Well researched agricultural articles based on research, observation and experts quote. Should also include the voice of the beneficiaries or victims where applicable. Between 500-1000 words and two pictures.

(Research Compilation: Carolyne Oyugi)

 

 

 

 

 

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