The Kenya Correspondents Association (KCA) was launched in August l997. It was formed to provide a platform for media correspondents to interact, build solidarity and enhance their profile and recognition in the media industry. The association is meant to help correspondents’ address and improve their professional and welfare needs. This will in turn contribute to professionalism in the media industry.
The formation of the association came against a background of fragmentation, exploitation and general poor working conditions for correspondents even though it is recognized that they contribute about 80 per cent of media content on a daily basis.
The resolve to form the association was built through a series of training workshops for the correspondents with support from Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAF) through the Media Development Association (MDA).
The workshops, which brought together correspondents from all provinces, provided them with chance for experience sharing and reflection on the challenges they face in the course of duty.
KCA has more than 300 members based in all regions of Kenya and drawn from different media organizations, both print and electronic.
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