Radar trained citizen reporters yesterday at Map Kibera Trust Office in preparation for upcoming general election coverage.
This is the final training for Map Kibera Trust members, who have been trained on Micro-reporting and blogging to make sure they report appropriately what will be transpiring at the polling station on fourth of march 2013. The micro-reporting model is designed for mobile phone reporting, which is a key tool for Voice of Kibera reporting.
“In micro-reporting, you use 20-25 words to tell the whole story. the message should contain the 5Ws + H.” said Libby Powell, the trainer.
The training covered topics like hate speech verses criticism , the difference between facts and opinions and the difference local and international audience, and how they consume news. It also covered the safety of journalists when covering elections, and impartiality.
“We have trained 40 reporters so far who will monitor elections in 7 constituencies in Nairobi county” said Kepha Ngito, Map Kibera Trust CEO.