Citizens, the new storytellers

Around the world, stories told by citizens are making making waves - their voices have become heard, their pictures are being seen on international TV stations and their comments are read on blogs and website comments pages.

These stories, told by the people involved - not journalists -have in part been made possible by more affordable tools. But citizen stories, just like journalists' stories have to be told to have impact. This is where Internews comes in.

Internews has offered its first ever community storytelling training - with a focus on photo diaries of male circumcision - at the Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NHRS) offices in Nyanza. they are all representatives of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) working on HIV prevention and advocacy programs.