KNN Recruits New Members

Map Kibera’s video team Kibera News Network has recruited new members to ease their work in the community.
The new members are currently undergoing training on different citizen media techniques such as Camera work, field reporting news/video editing and blogging.


The team largely made up of young people from Kibera slums have so far shown the passion to learn more about reporting for their community, and participate in telling their own stories as opposed to mainstream and foreign media telling it for them.
So far a good number of them, together with the seasoned Kibera News Network Team, have participated in coverage of the 2017 general election monitoring in Kibera.
They have so far captured, to the least, all the basic requirements for a good citizen media reporter and the stories they have participated in have been impressive.
KNN looks to empower more young people from the community to be able to tell their stories from their own perspective.

About Steve Banner

I’m a Video Editor, Videographer, Photographer and Blogger with over ten years of experience covering stories for Kibera News Network in Kibera, Kangemi, Mukuru and Mathare slums in Nairobi, Kenya. I'm the main blogger for Voice Of Kibera blog writing stories from Kibera slums since 2013. Using my editing skills acquired at the Action-Aid Doctivist Media Training, I started my own entertainment publisher named VibeNo_8 that consists of a blog site (vibeno8.wordpress.com) and a YouTube Channel (VibeNo.8 TV) My passion is telling stories about community issues. In the past, I’ve done stories about incomplete government projects dealing with water and housing in Nairobi slums. My goal is to amplify the voice of my neighbors and fellow slum dwellers. My film-making skills also led-me to pursue disc jockey, where I graduated with Certificate in music structure and beat matching at the Rockers Entertainment Deejay Academy in 2015 My work has sharpened my skills in using different editing software namely Vegas Pro, Premier Pro, Final Cut Pro as well as photo editing tools such as Photoshop I have been part of the team doing Live broadcast for Kibera News Network using a camera and the OBS software I currently run all the social media sites for Kibera News Network as well as my personal project social media sites that include VibeNo_8 and Creatives 254 I'm an ambitious and hardworking person always giving my best and everything that I do
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