In response to COVID-19, Baraza will use some of the funds set aside for physical events to receive and review applications resulting in micro-grants being provided to local media practitioners while ensuring diversity in the recipients of the funds. The project aims to support activities including but not limited to:-
This project will test this support mechanism, measure its impact and document learnings that will be crucial as Baraza looks to provide similar, responsive support to Kenyan media practitioners.
The Okoa Micro Grant Initiatives
Isaac Otidi Amuke: Journalism, the Essential Non-Essential? (Non-fiction)
David Weda: Pandemic (Spoken Word)
Forever Mike: Open Source, O.S. (Podcast)
Zipporah Weru: Networks of Care (Non-fiction)
Melissa Mbugua: Pros & Possibilities (Podcast)
Wavua Mwambonu: Introducing StudioTISA (Video)
Naomi Nyambura: Oh Well (Illustration)
Emmanuel Yegon: A collage of resilience (Mobile video)
MarkDenver Karubiu: Small Business, Big Pandemic (Photography)
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