Jackie Christie

Senior Production Manager, Kenya and Somalia, Jackie has worked in Kenya for the past six years. Her experience includes working with a number of UN agencies, developing humanitarian reporting networks for IRIN in Uganda, using media to drive local economic development for ILO Somalia and Nepal, and most recently, supporting journalists reporting on the emerging extractive sectors in Ghana and Uganda for the Revenue Watch Institute.

Blog posts in total 11

Posts

  1. Stand up and be heard

    Bribing people for their vote is common in Kenya – and young people are especially vulnerable. Jackie Christie explains how a new radio show is helping young people learn more about politics.

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  2. A true partnership

    Working together, BBC Media Action and the Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) have transformed a shabby studio into a HD home for KBC’s flagship politics programme, Beyond the Headlines.

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  3. Terms of engagement in extreme times

    What do people think about media and radicalism in Kenya? Insights from the BBC's first 'Pop Up' event outside the US.

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  4. BBC Sema Kenya takes a bow

    Jackie Christie reflects on how the debate TV show BBC Sema Kenya has become a game-changer for accountability in Kenya over the past three years, before its last episode under BBC Media Action’s care.

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  5. Three writers, four episodes, ten days: how Somalia’s first interactive radio drama was born. 

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  6. As Kenya’s TV and radio debate programme Sema Kenya returns for its third season, new research explores the show’s role in Kenya’s latest elections – and identifies its positive effect, says production manager Jackie Christie.

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  7. Special moments from the latest series of Kenya’s TV and radio debate show, Sema Kenya (Kenya Speaks).

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  8. BBC Media Action's Jackie Christie in Nairobi on how the production team of Kenya’s TV and radio debate programme cast panellists for a recent special episode – and discovered Kiswahili isn’t everyone’s language of choice.

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  9. BBC Media Action’s Jackie Christie on how the team of Kenya’s TV and debate show Sema Kenya is reacting to the attack by suspected al-Shabab militants on the Nairobi shopping centre.

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  10. Sema Kenya's senior production manager on how the latest episode of Kenya’s TV debate show explored how traditions can both help and hinder development – and put the sensitive issue of FGM/C under the spotlight.

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  11. In the first in a series of blogs, Sema Kenya’s senior production manager Jackie Christie reflects on why the TV and radio debate show travels far and wide across Kenya.

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