As Kenyans gear up to the 2017 General elections amidst teething problems with devolution in all the counties, there is bound to be a lot of interest on the subject of politics in the coming days. According to the recently released State of Blogging & Social Media report, Kenyan blogs and social media spaces are playing a crucial role is filling the void created by traditional mainstream media of analytical and in-depth coverage of politics that is beyond the lives of politicians and their daily shenanigans.
It is for this reason that Mzalendo Trust the parliamentary watch website is seeking to equip political bloggers with better skills in writing on parliamentary business as well as data journalism.
Call for Applications
Are you looking to improve your writing or blogging skills on any of the following topics: Parliamentary business, Devolution and County Assemblies work, data journalism and Constitutional Implementation? Mzalendo Trust and the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE), would like to work with you to grow your skills in a one day intense training program that will run on Friday, 24th July 2015.
To apply for one of the 30 slots available, submit your CV and biography and an article of not less than 500 words on one of these topics:
- How can the online community help Kenyans to effectively hold elected public officials to account?
- Your analysis on how effective devolution has been under the new constitution.
The articles should be typed and have a word count of between 500 and 700 with a 12pt font, and set double spaced.
Please apply only if you’re interested in:
- Parliamentary affairs
- Political analysis
- Social Justice
The training workshop is FREE for all successful applicants.
All applications should be in by 19th July 2015 midnight. Successful applicants will be informed via email on 22nd July 2015.
Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org