The Kakuma News Reflector, or KANERE, is an independent news magazine produced by Ethiopian, Congolese, Ugandan, Rwandan, Somali, Sudanese and Kenyan journalists operating in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya. It is the first fully independent refugee-run news source of its kind to emerge from a refugee camp, and has attracted considerable international attention.
Leading scholars in the field of human rights and refugee law have contributed to KANERE’s pages, including Dr. Barbara Harrell-Bond of the Oxford Refugee Studies Centre, Merrill Smith of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, and Dr. Ekuru Aukot, director of the Committee of Experts on the Kenyan Constitution. For links to international media coverage of KANERE’s founding and progress, see KANERE in the News.
When sufficient funding becomes available, we aim to circulate a print version of the online news magazine in Kakuma camp and town. In the meantime, a limited number of print copies are made available for reading in public spaces around the camp. We will endeavor to publish on a monthly basis until funding allows us to increase our publications to twice a month.
KANERE is currently in the process of registering with the Kenyan Government as a community-based organization. Its initial development has been supported by a Fulbright Research Grant from the U.S. Institute of International Education. We continue to seek a more sustainable source of funding, and welcome all proposals or suggestions to this end.
We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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KANERE is translated into Japanese through the Refugee Empowerment Network’s KANERE page.