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Slum TV is a grassroots media organisation based in Mathare, a large slum district in Nairobi, Kenya which is home to 500,000 people.

Slum TV produces audiovisual material ranging from documentary reports by local reporters to dramas and comedies made by young drama groups. The fundamental aim is to give the community in Kibera and Mathare a way of documenting and highlighting what happens in the district, for a local audience at first but then also internationally.

The philosophy is that Slum TV should function as an outlet to allow young people in shanty towns to talk about the things they see as important. Slum TV provides the tools for self-expression but does not define the content. This is a live process which is constantly under development, through projects, training and coaching.

The photobook Grassroots upgraded: reflections on Nairobi Eastlands part of the collection Africalia Editions [photo], presents a hundred photographies (LOMO camera).

Programme 2015-2016: Africalia supports core staff costs, and expenses related to core activities like training and outreach.


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