Netherlands
Netherlands

Netherlands

 

In 2001 Media Focus on Africa (MFA) MFA was established in The Netherlands. In 2006 the Kenyan organization was put in place as a not for profit company under the leadership of one of its founders, Mr. Frank Klein as Chief Executive Director. In 2009 the board decided to overhaul this structure, not only with the objective of improving its internal governance and accountability matching the required international standards for not for-profit organizations, but also to tailor its ambitions to regionalize its activities in East Africa and/or beyond. In September 2009 MFA established Media Focus International, an international foundation, directed by a Board of Directors. Media Focus International has three country offices, one in Kenya, one in Uganda and one in The Netherlands. MFA Netherlands however does not run any projects but assists MFA Kenya and MFA Uganda in fundraising and managing ongoing projects in the two countries.

In December 2010 Mr. Frank Klein sadly passed on after a battle with cancer. MFA has since been under the leadership of various people including Mburugu Gikunda, Charles Otieno Hongo, Linda De Kooning, Laurence Caron and currently Paul Van Leeuwen being in charge of The Netherlands, Harrison Manga in charge of Kenya and Jan Ajwang in Charge of Uganda. Paul also wears the hats of the overall Chief Executive Officer and Chief Finance Officer.

BOARD MEMBERS

International Board Members

Paul van Leeuwen

Mburugu Gikunda

Ineke Aquarius

Crispy Kaheru

Advisory Board Kenya

Paul van Leeuwen

Mburugu Gikunda

Advisory Board Uganda

Paul van Leeuwen

Mburugu Gikunda

Diana Apio

Barbara Kaija

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Twitter Kenya


Yesterday, Kisumu MCA - Pamela Odhiambo worked with the women to develop ground strategies for local elections which included dealing with opposition and attacks based on gender.

#WomenConnect #ElectionsKE2022 #SheCanLead #EqualityMatters #CFLI #CanadaFund https://t.co/3J7aVUQB9N https://t.co/StHieCEfqa
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We are in a forum helping women MCA aspirants prepare for 2022 elections. Rangwe MP - Dr Lilian Gogo is mentoring the women & sharing tips to help them navigate their way up. Thank you @K24Tv for highlighting the forum https://t.co/yctJ93A3Su

#SheCanLead #EqualityMatters #CFLI https://t.co/vvPBfPZNN8

We are in a forum helping women MCA aspirants prepare for 2022 elections. Rangwe MP - Dr Lilian Gogo is mentoring the women & sharing tips to help them navigate their way up. Thank you @K24Tv for highlighting the forum https://t.co/yctJ93A3Su

#SheCanLead #EqualityMatters #CFLI https://t.co/vvPBfPZNN8
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23 women including current governors, women MPs and professionals have declared interest in running for the governors sit in the 2022 Kenya elections. Learn more from @NationAfrica

#ElectionsKE2022 #SheCanLead #EqualityMatters #WomenConnect https://t.co/sFwFBEccwA

One vote matters, your vote matters! There are many elections that have been decided by only a few votes and yours can help propel the right candidate who believes and works for equality and development for all. Register to vote #ElectionsKE2022 #EqualityMatters #ECVR2021 #CFLI https://t.co/ANhHLd3VEK Media_Focus photo

A malaria vaccine has been sought for many years and finally one has now been approved by WHO. A big breakthrough in the fight against the killer disease. https://t.co/fIh4ANQBhx Media_Focus photo

Ongoing https://t.co/KerEuBnEWk
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ActionAid Kenya @ActionAid_Kenya
Register to engage with our guest speakers during our main event tomorrow beginning 5 pm EAT.

Theme: wo/men participation in political spaces amidst the current environment. #FOAA

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Twitter Uganda


HIGHLIGHTS: #DYK Cartoons tell alot of stories sometimes even morethan words? At the #EASTFest21 was an exhibition
@jana https://t.co/EsisIMvtz7
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HIGHLIGHTS: Paraphrase: at the #EASTFest21
It is more natural to discuss topics you are passionate about. This is even more engaging! It's a point to note to journalists.
@janajwang @AbahoEdward5 @RuthNagudi @MusinguzOscar @nbstv @Iam_solomon_kis @WatumK https://t.co/20zFHPXrBv https://t.co/terOM59Kgy
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"Before you share a viral social media video, have you verified it? There is no way a media house can do away with "VERIFICATION" and think you are on a safe side."
- Mary. N. Kalundu at the #EASTFest2021 https://t.co/EBTawiYBol
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"Journalism is a discipline of verification. We can't air anything that are not verified." - Mary. N. Kalundu at the #EASTFest21 https://t.co/Ukd5hzpKn6 MFAUganda photo

The debate on skilling journalists- young people think there is ‘too much theory’ in university compared to the practical skills! Collaboration between the industry and training institutions is key! #EASTFest21 @mcimediahub @IMChallengeug @AKUMediaFutures https://t.co/C6kJHAfB2N MFAUganda photo