In October 2011, the Kenyan military began an incursion into neighbouring Somalia to pursue al-Shabaab militants were allegedly implicated in a spate of kidnappings along the border.
It was a historic moment for Kenya, as well as for its press.
Led by Abdi Latif Dahir, the Networked News Lab hosted a select group of Somali-speaking journalists and researchers to look at the event’s coverage. Abdi has posted his methodical reflections of the coverage, and a series of other follow-up activities are in the works. For anyone who his interested in shaping the future coverage of conflict by the Kenyan media, there may be opportunities now for collaboration.