Journalists and staff from Kenya are attending the International AIDS Conference in Washington DC, reporting to their home media outlets and offering perspectives on the role of health journalism.
Meet the Journalists
Two Kenyan journalists trained in health journalism and sponsored by Internews have traveled to Washington DC to attend and report on the conference.
Violet Otindo is a television producer and reporter with Citizen TV and chair of Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture Association (MESHA). She is an award-winning journalist, taking home the CNN/Multichoice 2009 Environment Award, and the SJCOOP Science Reporting Fellowship for 2010-12. In addition, she is one of Internews in Kenya’s health fellows, as well as Health Story-teller of the year.
Isaiah Esipisu will be reporting on the conference for The Nation. He is a freelance science journalist focusing on environmental issues, health, agriculture and technology. Isaiah also heads up the Kenyan chapter of the Africa Media and Malaria Research Network.
The four-year Health Media Project (HMP) launched in January 2013. It builds on the success of Internews’ Voices in Health media training program (2003-2012).