NCTC Articles

7th Dec 2020
It would seem the country listened and moved away from dealing with violent extremism and radicalization as in the narrow perspective of security alone.

15th Dec 2020
Kenya is on course in dealing with violent extremism (VE), radicalization and terrorism threats, if the national strategy for preventing such threats is anything to go by.

21st Dec 2020
Security agencies are on alert in the border area following reports the terrorists are planning an attack.

1st Jan 2021
Sub Editors are butchers of words! Stories are spiked and killed! Editors are gatekeepers and use professional discretion in using stories! Journalism is not for the faint-hearted! Media sets the agenda for society! Newsrooms are freedom halls!

1st Jan 2021
Media will have to raise up and say no to some stories that might push the country to the brink of a precipice.

8th Jan 2021
Studies shows that there is a strong gender dimension in violent extremism recruitment and radicalization on women compared to men.

13th Jan 2021
Its important that editors, producers and reporters handling terror stories apply what is referred
to as dozen rules of thumb for journalists. They must engage constructively while reporting to terrorism.

21st Sept 2021
Its encouraging that the country while not forgetting the incident, moved to overcome
the challanges associated with the attack.


Call for Proposals: 2023 Stories on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism at the Local Level in Western Kenya

Champions of Peace-Kenya (CoP-K) , a Grass-root Non-Governmental Organization with presence in 14 counties in Kenya whose vision is to ensure Stable, Peaceful and Secure Communities. CoP-K works with Families, Communities, Government, Corporate entities and Non-State Actors in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism as well Peace Building efforts in ensuring the Country remains Stable, Peaceful and Secure.

Champions of Peace-Kenya through the coordination of National Counter Terrorism (NCTC) is inviting journalists and media practitioners in western Kenya to submit story ideas for grants of up to Sh30,000; Sh20,000 and Sh10,000 for positions 1-3 respectively in each thematic area listed below.

Thematic areas:

  1. Importance of police and community relationships in preventing and countering violent extremism.
  2. Leveraging on existing partnerships between civil society and religious organizations at the two levels of government to prevent and counter violent extremism.
  3. The place of drama and performing arts in preventing and countering violent extremism.
  4. The role of the education sector in preventing and countering violent extremism.
  5.  Citizen vigilance and reporting in preventing and countering violent extremism.

Eligibility : The grant is open to accredited journalists who present a story idea in a synopsis of not more than 700 words.

Award Criteria:  Grant award will be determined by the uniqueness and strength of the story idea highlighting why it matters and its potential impact to preventing and countering violent extremism. The proposal should also explain how the article differs from those already published on the same subject.

Grant: The grant amounts are from Sh10,000 to Sh30,000 based on ranking in each thematic area.

Grant Application Deadline: All applications MUST be submitted to by close of business on Friday, 17th February  2023.

Grant Indemnity: Kindly note that the decision of the proposal caller shall be final. Each Applicant is limited to one category

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