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BBC unveils scheme for journalists with disabilities

Programme will be rolled out from April 2020

In Summary

• It will offer three-month placements to three aspiring journalists with disabilities

BBC director general Tony Hall
BBC director general Tony Hall
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BBC on Wednesday announced a new scheme for journalists with disabilities in Kenya, titled "Aim High".

The new scheme was announced by BBC director general Tony Hall, who was in attendance. "The new initiative will offer three-month placements to three aspiring journalists with disabilities, starting from April 2020," he said.

In attendance were BBC British Chamber of Commerce's Graham Shaw, head of East Africa language Rachel Okwir and Star head of content Paul Ilado.

 

The event took place at Serena Hotel, Nairobi.

The Star head of content Paul Ilado and BBC director general Tony Hall
The Star head of content Paul Ilado and BBC director general Tony Hall
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BBC head of East Africa language Rachel Akidi Okwir, KUJ secretary general Eric Oduor and King Solomon Mugera from BBC
BBC head of East Africa language Rachel Akidi Okwir, KUJ secretary general Eric Oduor and King Solomon Mugera from BBC
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James Court from BBC and Safaricom interim CEO Michael Joseph
James Court from BBC and Safaricom interim CEO Michael Joseph
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Meles Alem from Ethiopian High Commission
Meles Alem from Ethiopian High Commission
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British High Commissioner Jane Marriott and James Angus from BBC
British High Commissioner Jane Marriott and James Angus from BBC
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