Baraza Media Lab programs are media development projects designed to address dynamic topics of interest and importance to the media ecosystem on the continent.
Our programs seek to address various emerging issues through initiatives that facilitate innovation, empower media practitioners and strengthen existing media practices through diverse training, fellowships and incubation.

Data Storytelling Fellowship

This fellowship is designed to equip journalists and communicators with in-depth data skills that can support today’s media practitioners and journalists to tell more compelling stories that are evidence-based, and for newsrooms to adapt and engage more data-driven news reporting.

SheLeads Media

(formerly Bettina Fund)
This program seeks to address the existing gender gap in newsrooms by fostering the next generation of women media leaders.

Incubation (Media Entrepreneurs)

The Incubator program at Baraza Media Lab supports storytellers to develop media businesses that have the unique qualities of being intriguing, innovative and with high potential for financial sustainability.

Baraza recognises both the challenges and opportunities present in the digital age and our goal is to contribute to the media ecosystem by incubating important stories and media professionals who have a way of doing things that are effective with a positive impact.

PRX Hackathon

Baraza Media Lab collaborated with PRX (Public Radio Exchange) a non-profit public media company based in the United States, that specialises in audio journalism and storytelling; to bring together media professionals, podcasters, data scientists and tech innovators for a two-day sprint to engage in useful design solutions for African podcasters.


Fumbua is a collective of media and media-related organizations committed to countering mis/dis-information through collaboration, debunking, training, amplification and advocacy. It was launched to tackle electoral mis/dis-information during the Kenyan 2022 General elections.

Get In Touch

Have more questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our program lead June Injete.

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