Digital Security Training for Women Journalists, AMWIK, deadline 30 January

Let us know if anyone needs further info or wants help making a good argument for why you need this… leave comment or email info@kenyanikwetu.org.

AMWIK will hold a one-day Digital Security Training for Women Journalists on Friday 2nd February 2018 from 8am-5pm at Meridian Hotel Nairobi.

The training is a partnership initiative with Safe Sister Project of DefendDefenders with support from Bread for the World and Internews. The objective of the training is to equip members with practical digital skills to enhance their online safety.

If you have never benefitted from any digital security training, then this opportunity is for you. Kindly send an email to info@amwik.org explaining how this training will benefit you. Students studying journalism are also encouraged to apply. Your email should reach us by Tuesday, 30th January 2018 at 5pm.

Participants will be required to carry their laptops and smartphones for the practical lessons.

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Great advice: applying to jobs on KamaKazi

Great advice from KamaKazi.co.ke, whose website has hundreds of jobs to apply to…

We wanted to give you some pointers as to our application process to help you out:

  • Always read the Job Description (JD) carefully and make sure you understand what skills and experience you have for this job. When we call you for interview and you say ‘I can do it!’ that is not enough! Simply not enough. We want to hear what experience you have in the past that shows us you have done something similar. And we want to see that you understand the skills required and can show you have those skills from past experiences.
  • Application – we ask that you apply for every job you want to – one application is not enough. Why? Similarly to the above we want to know that you have read the JD and understood it for each job rather than simply applying for multiple jobs.
  • Skills – We ask that you fill in a section for skills. These are NOT your generic skills. They are skills SPECIFIC to this job description. If you do not demonstrate here that you have the specific skills that the job is looking for we may not even consider your application.
  • IT Skills – again we want to see if you have read the JD and understood what IT skills are imperative to this job.

Then you must attach your CV and any documentation that is RELEVANT to the job. Qualifications, certificates and recommendation letters are good.

 

Free help from social scientists, research4impact

research4impact conversations with thought partners

Fill out this brief form to connect with a social scientist that will help you solve some of your organization’s trickiest problems.

Research4impact connects organizations with a global network of over 300 academics and researchers eager to volunteer expertise on topics like behavioral and data science, organizational behavior, public policy and more. You’ll have short, high-impact personalized conversations.

Here’s how it works:

1. Fill out the brief form.

2. Then, you’ll receive an email from Adam Levine, President of research4impact and Associate Professor of Government at Cornell. He’ll ask you a few brief follow-up questions and then get to work finding a social scientist that will be the most knowledgeable and fun to talk to.

This service is entirely free, and is provided courtesy of research4impact!

Online event: The Power of US: How is organizing changing lives of millions of people in the US & Japan (LCN) (free)

Dear Leading Change Network friends,

The world around us seems to be changing every day, and it looks that democracy is falling apart around the world. However, people like us are asking their selves “What can I do?” and rolling up the sleeves to actually do it.

  • Recently, two amazing campaigns won victory in Japan and the US
    Sexual assault survivors organized and won the change of the legal definition of rape in Japan!
  • Residents of Maine, US organized and made Maine become the first state in the US to pass Medicaid expansion at ballot!

On December 9th, 2017 at 9 am EST, LCN will host an online real-time event with representatives of these campaigns.

At the event, you will be:

  • Meeting leaders and organizers from the 2 featured campaigns, and other leaders from all over the world
  • Learning about what have those campaigns done to succeed and what have they learned from it
  • Discussing your work and challenges with other people from all over the world

Join us to continue building the community of people who are changing the world.
Event participation will be capped. Please register here to reserve your seat!
Please share this event with people who you think would be interested in joining the session and LCN.

Mtaa Docs: Workshop for aspiring filmmakers in Nairobi, Docubox

MTAA DOCS

MTAA DOCS is a project initiated by Slum Film Festival and Docubox. MTAA DOCS has a priority on telling stories from the slums, other marginalized communities and stories of hope in disadvantage.

It is a documentary workshop aimed at equipping filmmakers with crucial skills and know-how in the field of documentary making. It will seek to explore contemporary approaches to the art of documentary film, offer a strong understanding of the best practices and business of production, and help develop the foundation of your independent project.

This workshop seeks to support filmmakers with an opportunity to be mentored by the best players in this field. During the film lab, the best submissions will be curated into full-fledged documentary films and owners will have an opportunity to meet with potential content buyers. This is a rare and golden opportunity to all filmmakers interested in documentary making as it serves as a take-off ground in the industry.
MTAA DOCS is designed for and open to documentary directors, scriptwriters, editors, cinematographers, sound recordists and all key crew members in documentary films. Filmmakers applying for MTAA DOCS should be young, aspiring and have some previous experience in documentary making. Experienced filmmakers with a special interest in this field, and are able to pay a subsidized rate, are free to apply.

 

Trainings: StoryLab Academy

Concerned you’re becoming obsolete?

The StoryLab Academy is providing an opportunity for you to improve your digital storytelling with a combination of free online webinars and face-to-face training in News-gathering, Storytelling, Audience Engagement & Sustainability and specialized courses in Data Journalism, Investigative reporting, Geo-Journalism, Verification & Digital Security.

The courses are underwritten by Google News Lab and the World Bank, and are presented by industry experts from Code For Africa’s StoryLab. Modules range from 10min crash-courses that teach quick skills, to 30min deep dives into more complex techniques. Customise your course, and work at your own pace.

Apply today to future-proof yourself: http://bit.ly/StoryLabAcademy2017

Event: Kenya Art Fair, via Kuona Trust

Kenya Art Fair 2017 | 17th – 19th November 2017 | Sarit Centre Expo Hall 

With less than 3 months to go, preparations for this year’s Kenya Art Fair are underway. The submission call already out to artists has seen a trickling in of phenomenal artwork set to grace the stage this year.

The Kenya Art Fair is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated Visual art events in East Africa. Now in its fourth year, the fair continues to build on its previous success to present a dynamic selection of galleries, artist collectives, established artists and art organizations from within the region. Alongside the curated stands will be, the Art Talks.  

To find out how you can take part, please get in touch with us via email kenyaartfair@gmail.com or call 0721262326 or 0733742752

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