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Netherlands

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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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Going beyond training, the 2 day #WomenConnect forum went deep into analyzing voting trends of the areas the women are running, mapping out strongholds, devising strategies & understanding the electoral environment. #ElectionsKE2022 #SheCanLead #EqualityMatters #CFLI #CanadaFund https://t.co/b93jD7GcqI https://t.co/3Y1PNwVyIn
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We have organized our 1st 2021 #WomenConnect physical event. A networking, capacity building and mentorship forum for 2022 Aspirants from Kajiado, Narok, West Pokot and Nyandarua counties. #ElectionsKE2022 #SheCanLead #EqualityMatters #CFLI #CanadaFund https://t.co/vAq9uzVPWi

The #WomenConnect forum brings together women from all walks of life & experiences. Former MPs & MCAs, Many times & 1st time aspirants, professionals & businesswomen e.t.c. all working towards getting elected in 2022 #ElectionsKE2022 #SheCanLead #EqualityMatters #CFLI #CanadaFund https://t.co/b93jD7GcqI https://t.co/3V4rFd9TN4
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Media Focus on Africa @Media_Focus
We have organized our 1st 2021 #WomenConnect physical event. A networking, capacity building and mentorship forum for 2022 Aspirants from Kajiado, Narok, West Pokot and Nyandarua counties. #ElectionsKE2022 #SheCanLead #EqualityMatters #CFLI #CanadaFund https://t.co/vAq9uzVPWi

We have organized our 1st 2021 #WomenConnect physical event. A networking, capacity building and mentorship forum for 2022 Aspirants from Kajiado, Narok, West Pokot and Nyandarua counties. #ElectionsKE2022 #SheCanLead #EqualityMatters #CFLI #CanadaFund https://t.co/vAq9uzVPWi Media_Focus photo

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Women in marginalized areas are increasingly exposed to Gender
Based Violence during the Covid-19 pandemic. We need to #ActAgainstGBV https://t.co/yFfUzoXpyz
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The Covid-19 lockdowns and curfews have exposed young girls to
their aggressors, resulting in high rape numbers, pregnancies and cases of
aggravated assault. #ACTagainstGBV https://t.co/LS4AryQUjx
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According to Ugandan Law, a person in a domestic relationship who engages in #domesticviolence commits an offence and is liable to a fine or imprisonment not exceeding 2 years. #ACTagainstGBV https://t.co/rz99JYH9lC MFAUganda photo

The Covid-19 inspired lockdowns and curfews have led to an increase in cases of Gender Based Violence and teenage pregnancies. We believe things can change for the better if we all #ACTagainstGBV. Let’s Abide by the law, Call for help and Talk about it within our communities. https://t.co/vHFfo6YGYP MFAUganda photo

Media practitioners in Uganda operate
in an unfriendly environment characterized
by frequent acts of intimidation and threats.
- Reporters without borders 2020
@AKUMediaFutures @nbstv https://t.co/wKAmyBulTb
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Media houses are subject to political and economic pressure given the fact that there exists an understanding of the role of media as the purveyor of public information! This could null the freedom of speech
#MediaViability🇺🇬 #MediaMatters https://t.co/TFFIn2Ltcc
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