Baraza Media Lab is Nairobi’s premier space for networking, collaborating, and experimenting among Kenya’s media practitioners. As a vibrant hub, Baraza fosters a dynamic community of storytellers and media professionals, providing a platform for knowledge sharing and innovation.
Creating a strong and collective media voice through experimentation, knowledge sharing, and networking
A creative community of African storytellers and public interest media that impacts society.
What We Offer
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Shared assets such as physical space, safe spaces for joint learning, and potential support (financial and non-financial) for journalists and news organizations
Space for Experimentation
Space for experimentation and collaboration among media practitioners in Kenya; and an environment for new media business models to emerge
Platform to Prototype
A platform to prototype new models of storytelling— especially alongside filmmakers, artists, social media experts, technologists, and other groups of content creators
Networks & Linkages
New informal networks and linkages; and the space for more direct and intentional connections and partnerships
Carefully curated events and projects to spark cross-disciplinary collaborations at a depth and scale not often witnessed in the Kenyan media ecosystem
Knowledge and capacity building through well-designed and curated content and peer learning
Insights on the media ecosystem, audiences, and gaps, as we work with partners to translate these insights to new media business models
Our Core Values
See Our Work
We welcome new, beautiful and creative ways of thinking as we support novel business models and methods of storytelling.
At Baraza Media Lab, our 5-year strategy is to lead as Africa’s top community builder and media innovator. We’ll strengthen collective voices, establish a resource center, adopt sustainable finances, build trust-based funding relationships, optimize processes, engage an active board, expand presence in Kenya and East Africa, and promote a learning culture.
These five principles are intended to help shape Baraza’s organizational structures and influence how we work both internally, and externally with our community.