I had an incredible year working as a fellow for PesaCheck, Kenya's first fact-checking group. These are the most important lessons I learned — there's no such thing as an easy fact-check, for one thing.
Kenya's first fact-checking initiative is paving the way for accountability journalism in an area where few other organizations focus full-time on verifying what public officials say.
Data journalism has been a rapidly growing field in the news industry, but it hasn't caught on everywhere. Journalists in Kenya are trying to change that in their country's newsrooms.
For seven years, UP Nairobi has brought coverage of local culture and news to the rising middle class of Kenya's capital city with a combination of in-depth coverage and short, clever content.
Thanks to a data-driven tool from Code for Africa and Kenya's The Star, Kenyan citizens have a way to protect themselves from fake doctors — and government policy is changing as a result.
What can journalists do to fight corruption and ensure that action is taken? ICFJ Knight Fellow Catherine Gicheru explains.
ICFJ Knight Fellow Catherine Gicheru explains how journalists and coders can work together to make sense of public data and tell more compelling stories that serve citizen issues.
ICFJ Knight Fellow Stephen Abbott Pugh examines how mobile experimentation in the newsroom now could pay huge dividends in the long run.
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