As the body charged with the responsibility of promoting high professional standards amongst journalists in Kenya, the  Council  conducts  specialised and tailor-made trainings for media practitioners in a number of areas.

The trainings that are structured for various categories of journalists also aim at promoting ethical standards and professionalism among journalists and are conducted both in-house for different media houses as well as in regions.




The various categories of journalists trained include:

  • Editors
  • Reporters
  • Correspondents
  • Cameramen
  • Photographers
  • Cartoonists
  • Freelancers
  • Bloggers


The Media Council conducts the trainings using its own funds or through collaborations with development partners.

Trainers are highly experienced and accomplished scholars / practitioners drawn from universities and the industry who provide practical skills on the topics under discussion.

The focus of the trainings are on:

  • The Code of Conduct for the Practice of Journalism in Kenya
  • Public affairs / political reporting reporting
  • Governance reporting
  • Election reporting
  • Health reporting
  • Business reporting
  • Extractive industries reporting
  • Constitutionalism
  • Safety and protection of journalists
  • Trauma counselling and emotional self-care
  • Investigative reporting
  • Conflict sensitive reporting
  • Freedom of expression and hate speech
  • Historical injustices and how the Kenya Constitution 2010 addresses them
  • Science reporting among other topical issues


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