Africa News Innovation Challenge – Kenya Finalisting

Media watchers, ANIC has just announced the 40 finalists of its inaugural news challenge to boost innovation in the media space in Africa selected from 513 entries. You may be interested to see the full list of finalists. Below are those entries that listed efforts in the media space in Kenya. This list is not exhaustive as there is a closed category of  projects with proprietary trade or technology secrets that does not define the country of origin.

Looking forward to learning more about the projects and seeing the growth in media emerging from the ANIC Challenge.

But innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night with a new idea, or because they realized something that shoots holes in how we’ve been thinking about a problem. – Steve Jobs


africanDRONE – journalistic eyes in Africa’s skies

Name: Dickens Olewe
Twitter: @DickensOlewe
Organization: Radio Africa Group
Country: Kenya / Nigeria / South Africa

AfricanSpending – improving watchdog journalism by ‘mapping the money’

Name: Friedrich Lindenberg & Jay Bhalla
Twitter: @pudo, @jaybhalla
Organization: Open Knowledge Foundation & Open Institute
Country: Germany & Kenya

ConvergeCMS: a cross-platform workflow management & publishing system for African newsrooms

Name: Allan Lykke Christensen
Twitter: @bigallan
Organization: Interactive Media Management
Country: Denmark / Kenya


Name:  Mark Irungu and Mimano Muthondu
Twitter:  @land_quest
Organization: Internews Kenya and Bityarn Consult
Country: Kenya

Using mBanking and IVR to increase revenue and community participation in local radio stations in Kenya

Name: Anahi Ayala Iacucci
Twitter: @Internews
Organization: Internews
Country: Kenya

openAFRICA – a semantic toolkit for analysing access-to-information requests

Name: Alison Tilley
Twitter: @alisontilley
Organization: ODAC / myMpumalanga

Country: South Africa / Kenya

StarLive – giving citizens a voice at press conferences + townhall meetings

Name: Dickens Olewe -Twitter: @DickensOlewe – Organization: The Star Publications – Country: Kenya

Sauti ya Mtaa: Geo-located Citizen News

Name: Erica Hagen
Twitter: @ricaji
Organization: GroundTruth Initiative
Country: United States/Kenya/Tanzania


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