Blogging for positive change in South Sudan

27th -28th July 2017
Nairobi, Kenya

Training South Sudanese bloggers (and would-be bloggers ) on the importance of blogging, this two day workshop offers participants basic understanding of how to setup a blog, giving an overview of citizen journalism and storytelling with specific ideas on how these can be used for positive messaging/change in South Sudan.

Presentations by the Kenyan Bloggers Association (BAKE) and independent writer Kendi Gikunda, the workshop will explore the possibilities of writing for impact and storytelling for positive change. The group will examine the role of blogging in South Sudan, and learn the best practice for building a successful and ethical blog.

Participants will set up personal blogs and publish their own blog posts, and we will publish their articles on the #defyhatenow website after the workshop.

Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE):

Ethical issues in blogging

A community association of Kenyan bloggers and content creators that promotes online content creation & free expression in Kenya.

What a successful blog post must have


#defyhatenow seeks to support those voices acting against the conflict to go ‘viral’ within and outside the country – bringing the South Sudanese diaspora into the online peace building framework, bridging gaps of knowledge and awareness of social media mechanisms between those with access to technology and those without.