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HIGHLIGHTS: MiC meets Tanzania’s media innovators


Started in 2019, the MiC plays a significant role in mainly supporting the next generation of media entrepreneurs in Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda through trainings, mentorships and start-up grants to bring about media viability.




How to build and sustain a startup community


Our new talk series, #ConversationsAtMiC, seeks to explore and tackle issues, challenges, and opportunities within the media startup industry. The series aims to invite guests who would empower media startups to grow and develop further.




How to make journalism love us back


It is time for those in Kenyan media leadership to declare journalists’ mental health an industry-wide crisis. It is a fact that we like to sweep under the rag, but Kenyan journalists need a lot of psychosocial support. 




An analysis of the 2020/2021 Innovators-In-Residence call for applications


The Media Innovation Centre analyzed the applications to demonstrate the need for Media Innovation support in the region and a call to organisations, governments, and philanthropists to fund media start-ups in East Africa through grants.




AKU Study: News inequalities makes a case for county centric public-funded broadcast media


Put in context, it is safe to argue that the plural media in Kenya could be in the business of reaching the audience and not necessarily serving this audience with public interest, local news.




Media Challenge Initiative launches a Media Innovation Hub


The Hub intends to provide high-quality media support services such as co-working space, hosting events, and dialogues for media innovators who are intentional about creating solutions to journalism’s challenges.




The Innovators in Residence: 2021 Cohort kick off their residency trainings


Other than the grant, we saw it best to provide a vast set of trainings that will equip the founders with the necessary knowledge and skills to run their business.




Let’s choose to challenge inequalities


Girls must grow up knowing that they can be presidents, engineers, CEOs, and we as a society must learn to be comfortable with women working in traditionally male-dominated professions.




I started a media company in 2019 not to break news, but to unbreak it


We must give context and background to audiences about what the news means to them or what it means to specific groups of people.