Generating Demand for Accountability: A critical reporting and media monitoring project in Kenya is a two-year initiative that seeks to enhance the capacity of Kenyan journalists to cover international and local criminal justice issues and to provide in-depth coverage in the run up to and beyond the country’s presidential elections scheduled for March 4 2013.
The reporting platform seeks to provide local audiences in Kenya with credible, impartial information on emerging developments around justice processes, including the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague as well as local, criminal and restorative processes in Kenya.
The project will provide a forum for a healthy public debate of local and international developments around Kenya while making use of online and offline platforms, including newspapers, radio and a range of social media channels.
All reports are produced according to professional journalism standards. They are free from partisan interests, free from political or economic influence, and free from censorship.
Contributions to the project are made by reporters and editors from a diverse range of Kenya’s larger and smaller media houses which include the Nation Media Group, The Standard, The Star and The People; and broadcasters like Capital FM, the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation, Kass FM, Royal Media Services, Pamoja FM, Koch FM, Radio Amani, Radio Nam Lolwe, Baraka FM, and Radio Africa.
The initiators — IWPR and the Wayamo Communication Foundation — support the Kenyan actors in their reporting on the ICC process and providing Kenyan people with access to credible and balanced information.