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Enock Nyariki (
@NyarikiEnock)
editor
• connects local news writers to readers.
• We are a local news website in Kenya, currently active in 10 counties.
• Since...
Why is unique
• Content is generated from the users. No other news site in Kenya does this.
• A payment of about $1 (Sh100...
• The mainstream media companies in Kenya have now started picking some
of our local news content, and republishing.
• One...
Thank you!
@NyarikiEnock
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Enock Nyariki

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ISOJ 2016

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Enock Nyariki

  1. 1. Enock Nyariki ( @NyarikiEnock) editor
  2. 2. • connects local news writers to readers. • We are a local news website in Kenya, currently active in 10 counties. • Since the passing of the new constitution, in 2010, power was transferred from the all-powerful national government to the counties. • The 47 county governments, led by elected governors, are in charge of developments at the grassroots. • But all media houses in Kenya focus on national stories. Local news rarely make it to any other news site in Kenya. • was piloted in 2012 by the seed fund 88mph, and officially launched in January 2014.
  3. 3. Why is unique • Content is generated from the users. No other news site in Kenya does this. • A payment of about $1 (Sh100) is made via mobile money transfer system M-Pesa weekly for every published story. • The editorial team only moderates to remove basic errors and deal with legal concerns. • The platform gives readers a chance to set the agenda. • The news site works well to any internet-enabled phone, and not just smartphones. This takes care of most users in rural areas.
  4. 4. • The mainstream media companies in Kenya have now started picking some of our local news content, and republishing. • One of the greatest challenges we face is getting the other outlets to acknowledge that they picked their stories from our site. • We hope to offer a platform where users can be engaged in a conversation about governance at the local level, which is given a blackout by the national dailies.
  5. 5. Thank you! @NyarikiEnock

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