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About Mojatu Magazine

Mojatu Magazine & Digital is a community media platform and service that amplifies authentic community voices while providing digital media literacy & skills to local communities. It is owned by Utulivu Women’s Group, a UK registered charity number 1118448, based in Reading. Our coverage is rooted in local communities. To date, Mojatu Magazine & Digital recruits, trains, and reports from multiple locations in the UK (Berkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and London) and in the Gambia, Kenya and Somalia.

Our Mission

We amplify authentic community voices through provision of digital media literacy and skills, platforms and networks for local community. We recruit, train and support local community journalists to diversify media voices and develop media literacy among communities whose voices are lacking or misrepresented in mainstream media.

Our Vision

To create and sustain media products that inform, engage and empower local communities by explaining what happens, why it is happening, what it means to local communities and how these communities can engage and participate in what is happening. To ensure our media products showcase the works, share the views, and engage local communities more widely to make them assertive of their views and expectations. To provide journalism and media literacy and skills thereby diversifying media staff, especially increasing youths and women, and increasing opportunities for them to earn an income.

Our Values

We are committed to accuracy, integrity, and independence by actively involving local communities and having a business model that relies on diversified streams of support. This ensures that that our readers and sources have the utmost confidence in the accuracy of our journalism; the fairness of our reporting process; and the independence of our stories. We have adopted a code of ethics http://www.mojatu.com/ethics to govern the conduct of our team members and those we work with. We are committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), both in our journalism work and within our organisational culture. See our Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging http://www.mojatu.com/mojatu-diversity-equity-inclusion-belonging/

What we value

Mojatu Magazine & Digital values:

  1. Going local: We believe in skilling and working with local people and communities to ensure we put down roots in the communities we cover.
  2. Authentic community voices: We engage with local community journalists, our readers, and communities in ensuring the voices captures and amplified are a true reflection of the communities’ views, feelings and position.
  3. Knowledgeable audience: We are passionate about skilling local journalists, our readers, and communities thus cultivating the expertise and constant curiosity necessary to tell the vital and nuanced stories impacting on them with authority.
  4. Impact: Our mission on a mission is to amplify authentic community voices by getting the stories to the maximum people at the moments of greatest consequence. We do everything we can to bring stories, people, and stakes alive for readers so they can engage in informed action and debate because writing stories is not enough.
  5. Openness and diversity: We amplify voices that matter to local communities thus empowering them to participate fully in what is happening around them, including engaging fully in our operations and services. Our team and our reporting represent and are truly open to the communities we cover, especially the youths and women.
  6. Investing in ourselves: We strive to connect every member of our team with the opportunities and challenges they need to learn and grow. We can only tackle our audacious goal if we invest in our team’s ability to achieve it.

Services & Products

Mojatu Magazine: These are published locally both in print and digitally on www.ssuu.com/mojatu. Mojatu.com: This is the main platform for our digital first contents. E-mail Newsletters: We offer e-mail updates through our diverse e-newsletters. Register now and select from the various e-mails.

Location

United Kingdom

Derby

FMB Radio CIC,91 Melbourne Street Derby, DE1 2GF
derby@mojatu.com

 

London

Rafiki Wema CIC,Unit F1 89-93 Fonthill Rd, Finsbury Park, N43JH

london@mojatu.com

 

Nottingham

Mojatu Foundation Howitt Bldg, Lenton Blvd, Lenton, NG7 2BG

notts@mojatu.com

Reading

Utulivu Women’s Group 344 Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1AF

reading@mojatu.com

 

Africa

Kenya

Youth Future Lab BlueHouse, Claycity, Nairobi

kenya@mojatu.com

Somalia

Youth Future Lab Borama, Somaliland

somalia@mojatu.com

Gambia

Sight Tech Foundation

gambia@mojatu.com