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What I learned working with Kenya’s first fact-checking project

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.

Leo Mutuku | May 17, 2017

PesaCheck offers guidance for building a fact-checking culture where none exists

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. 

Elyssa Pachico | May 10, 2017

Kenyan journalists push newsrooms to invest in data journalism

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. 

Auguste Yung | January 30, 2017

How UP Nairobi brings fresh coverage of local culture to Kenya's 'beacon' city

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.

Les Neuhaus | May 26, 2016

Dodgy Doctors tool claims new successes in Kenya

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.

Catherine Gicheru | March 22, 2016

How Kenyan journalists expose government corruption

What can journalists do to fight corruption and ensure that action is taken? ICFJ Knight Fellow Catherine Gicheru explains.

Catherine Gicheru | December 22, 2015

Why journalists and technologists must collaborate

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.

Catherine Gicheru | August 12, 2015

Offline but mobile: how can media organizations across Africa engage with audiences?

ICFJ Knight Fellow Stephen Abbott Pugh examines how mobile experimentation in the newsroom now could pay huge dividends in the long run. 

Stephen Abbott Pugh | July 08, 2015