ABOUT US

ABOUT US

We are Committed to Social Change

Media Focus on Africa (MFA) is a not for profit organization founded in 2006. It represents a long-standing and unique International, African and East African knowledge base and expertise of the media industry and the political environment in which it operates.

Since 2006 MFA has in close collaboration with CSO/CBO organizations and the media implemented some ground breaking multi media campaigns on leadership and good governance; free and fair elections and peace building and reconciliation among others.

The campaigns use different media platforms such as internet, SMS, social media, radio, television and mobile cinema screenings and different formats like talk shows, documentaries, drama series and lately reality TV to reach out to specific audiences. MFA media programs are complimented with training and outreach activities at the national and local level to make active participants of our audiences

Global Presence

Media Focus on Africa has presence in Kenya, Uganda and The Netherlands.

OUR FOCUS

Our Highest Ambition is to Help People

01 Media and Civil Society Strengthening

With the widening of the democratic space, there is an increased demand for information on the activities and operations of the government. The media can play a significant role in informing the public on the issues of governance, human rights and de...

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02 Peacebuilding and Reconciliation

Peace building through conflict prevention and transfor­mation requires dialogue between all stakeholders to identify the root causes of a conflict, reach consensus on appropriate measures to address them, and reconcile opposing groups. MFA produces...

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03 Leadership and Governance

Democratic governance is generally considered key to economic development, peace and stability. However, the building of democratic societies depends on the existence of leadership that understands and embraces democratic ideals. Leadership should be...

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NEWS AND EVENTS

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| November 13, 2023

Empowering Communities: Insights From the Recently Concluded Community Dialogues

Over the past few months, a series of impactful community dialogues took place in various counties across Kenya including, Homabay, Kisii, Kericho, Samburu, Embu, Kajiado, and Wajir. These dialogues, ...

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| November 7, 2023

Embracing the Future: Uganda Media Week 2023 Explores Public Interest, AI, and the Evolution of Journalism

Set to take place from November 9th, 2023, the 5th Uganda Media Week Conference, hosted by Media Focus on Africa Uganda, promises an illuminating journey into the future of journalism. Under the theme...

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| October 6, 2023

Unleashing the Power of Women in Kenyan Politics: Filamu za Akina Dada Uongizini

  In a society where women’s voices are often marginalised in political decision-making, Filamu za Akina Dada Uongizini (Filamu Dada) emerges as a groundbreaking initiative aimed at increas...

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Media Focus on Africa
Media Focus on Africa4 months ago
On this day, a year ago, we proudly announced Angel Mbuthia as the winner of Ms President. A true embodiment of leadership, grace, and resilience. Her journey continues to inspire us all.

#MsPresident
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Media Focus on Africa4 months ago
Curious to learn about the tangible impact of our #MsPresident program? Dive into the numbers, stories, and lessons learned in our comprehensive new report. Be inspired by the change driven by women leaders!

https://mediafocusonafrica.org/annual-reports/
Media Focus on Africa
Media Focus on Africa4 months ago
Insights From the Recently Concluded Community Dialogues: Over the past few months, a series of impactful community dialogues took place in various counties across Kenya including, Homabay, Kisii, Kericho, Samburu, Embu, Kajiado, and Wajir. Read on below.

https://mediafocusonafrica.org/?news=empowering-communities-insights-from-the-recently-concluded-community-dialogues

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Media Focus on Africa Uganda4 weeks ago
In 2020, our social media campaign against #GBV took a powerful stance. We also ran talk shows on radio stations. Our aim was to confront the rising cases during the lockdown, making a tangible impact. The impact goes beyond airwaves, sparking change on the ground.
Media Focus on Africa Uganda
Media Focus on Africa Uganda4 weeks ago
In conflict-prone Rwenzori, We influenced change and made a difference by fostering peace and reconciliation. The Fireplace focused on empowering local media practitioners with skills in scriptwriting, video, and audio production. Together, we are using the power of radio to bring communities together, echoing the tradition of the 'Fire Place' as a symbol of conflict resolution.
Our initiative in the Rwenzori region went beyond media training; it's about empowering communities through radio drama. 'The Fire Place' radio series, inspired by the region's cultural practices, aimed to reignite the tradition of resolving conflicts around the fireplace. Through the airwaves, we're fostering dialogue, understanding, and unity.

Read more:👉 👉 https://bit.ly/FirePlaceHakyoto

📻💬 #RadioImpact #PeaceInRwenzori #MediaForUnity #MediaMattersUG
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Media Focus on Africa Uganda1 month ago
Our collaboration with radio stations in every region has empowered communities through informed discussions, amplifying diverse perspectives and fostering dialogue on key media issues. Our impact extends beyond broadcasting, influencing communities and shaping narratives🇺🇬 🇺🇬
Media Focus on Africa Uganda
Media Focus on Africa Uganda1 month ago
...Many in the news industry found 2023 to be a confusing and even challenging year, in which new AI functionality seemed to appear weekly, speculation was rife and clarity about what it all meant was hard to find...
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Media Focus on Africa Uganda1 month ago
Talking Journalism: Over the years we have found that creating platforms for candid discussions about journalism contributes to strengthening the media landscape in the Country. Through the Uganda Media Week Conference and Dialogues thought provoking discussions have contributed to great networks, collaborations, innovations and unique approaches to uphold quality and independence in Uganda.
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Media Focus on Africa Uganda1 month ago
📰Our Media Week 2023 report captures the essence of our discussions, innovative ideas, and collaborative efforts to shape the future of media.
👉https://bit.ly/MediaWeek2023Report

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