30 years of HIV in Kenya

30 years of HIV in Kenya

Organisation: Internews in Kenya (Kenya)

Publication Date: 04/02/2015


2014 marks 30 years since the first documented case of HIV in Kenya. This occasion inspired Internews in Kenya to create 30 Years of HIV, an interactive digital project that explores the media coverage of the HIV epidemic in Kenya over time and marks key milestones along the way. The project is intended to help journalists and society reflect on its own evolving understanding of the political, social, economic and human impact of HIV and whether the information provided over three decades has done justice to the complexity of one of the greatest challenges of our time. The project (http://www.internewskenya.org/dataportal/content?page=hiv@30) does this through a 3D timeline, interactive visualisations of 30 years of coverage of HIV by The Nation newspaper and HIV data, infographics, photographic essays of people living with HIV and multimedia pieces that share the experiences of experts who are and have been on the frontline of the epidemic. A review of data reveals that the country’s HIV epidemic is not as generalized as previously thought. Hyper-epidemics persist in parts of the country and this means that to succeed the HIV response must give special attention to populations at higher risk of HIV. IMPACT After creating the project that was presented online on the Internews site and on Internews in Kenya and the National Aids Control Council partnered to present a month-long digital and photographic exhibition from 21 November to 20 December 2014. Kenya’s largest circulation newspaper, The Nation, whose archives helped create #HIV30Kenya hosted the platform on its online news site: http://www.nation.co.ke/hiv30kenya The projects shaped the telling of the HIV story in Kenya around World Aids Day 2014, including: • Violet Otindo of K24: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JALrMxG-VBk&list=UUt3SE-Mvs3WwP7UW-PiFdqQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hywlx9DE5aM&list=UUt3SE-Mvs3WwP7UW-PiFdqQ • Kiundu Waweru of The Standard newspaper reported on the photo exhibition that documents 30 years of HIV(http://www.internewskenya.org/summaries.php?id=7326) • This is how the Daily Nation`s DN2 pull out (http://www.internewskenya.org/summaries.php?id=7327) commemorated 30 years of HIV in Kenya on World Aids Day • KBC coverage: -KBC Good Morning Kenya interview with Ida Jooste, Country Director for Internews (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq_LzUSIbvg) -GMK Interview: World AIDS day (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQM-ZimNz9M) More stories in the About section of project
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