“We do not want brown envelopes containing monies intended to influence what stories we tell, how we tell them and how we present issues affecting the lives of those whose experiences we must feature”More details
We are Development Through Media (DTM), one of the first development oriented media organisations to set up in Kenya. DTM arose in 1997 as a local idea in response to challenges faced by independent media practitioners. We proudly target the promotion of development information and to fill the gap left by mainstream media in which issues crucial to disadvantaged and vulnerable members of society are often not considered worthy of coverage.
Development Through Media (DTM) is a not-for-profit organisation established that has been in operation since 1997. The organization is among the first development oriented independent initiatives to specifically work towards policy reforms, capacity building, awareness raising and attitude change through the Media, in general, and audio-visual media in particular. DTM works mainly in Kenya and also undertakes assignments within the region and at the international level. The creation of DTM was inspired by the context in Kenya where development issues continue to be underreported. While the media in Kenya and the region have achieved momentous gains, their main focus limits their ability to explore development issues in a manner that can bring about positive change.
Through social media and other strategies, we extend public discussions on issues raised through our media programmes and actions of our collaborative partners.read more
A cross-section of the Kenyan society such as women, children and youth continue to be marginalised as often, their actions and experiences are given media blackouts.read more
Our research aim is to inform the sound development of media programmes. We undertake field data analysis to enhance the quality of media programmes and content.read more
Despite recent attempts to close the democratic space in Kenya and East Africa including the media space, the media infrastructural development is a run away success.read more
CSOs interventions provide crucial linkages between the citizens and the development agenda of any country. Their role in enhancing transparency and promoting accountable and just governance is particularly crucial for enabling citizens to become more knowledgeable about their rights and responsibilities.get in touch