The Press Section coordinates all public relations by the different departments of the Embassy. It stays in close contact with the press in Kenya and Somalia and is also in touch with several German correspondents in Nairobi. For instance, the first and second German television channels as well as German broadcasting and the German press agency have their bureaus for East and Western Africa here in Nairobi. The Press Section also analyses the daily Kenyan press and monitors the general situation of the media, while on the other hand we actively engage with local print and broadcast media to spread relevant information.
At present, the Embassy reports on its activities and issues with relevance to Germany through its website, its Facebook Channel GermanyinKenya) and the twitter channels @GermanyinKenya) and @GermanyinSOM. Current statements by the Ambassador and official press releases can be found under Press statements.
The Press Section is also ready to facilitate interviews and background talks on Germany or on German engagement in Kenya and Somalia. Germany has been supporting the media sector through several training activities by the Deutsche Welle Akademie. Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, provides TV news in English and produces a radio programme in Kiswahili for East Africa.