Bunge Mtaani Mathare

BungeMtaani MathareGoing digital? Analogue TV sets were switched off in Nairobi on 26 dec ’13. More than 90% of the TV viewers in Nairobi were affected by the switch off. Television sets became useless in homes where owners had now yet acquired a set top box to receive digital broadcasts. The prices of the set boxes (about  Sh4,000) are too high for the majority of the slum residents. What do residents of Mathare slums, Nairobi have to say about the digital migration? Is it negative or are there also benefits? Watch also our slum Journal Going Digital.

Bunge Mtaani project – ‘Parliament of the street’: Once a month in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, Nairobi community Media House screens short documentaries for an audience of one of the twenty slums that Nairobi is ‘rich’. Residents participate actively. They raise relevant issues from the slums. After the broadcast the residents can actively have their say on these issues. The documentaries give the slum dwellers a voice!

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