We’re excited to announce a new partnership with the Ohio State University College of Social Work. Frontline and the college will work together to create a comprehensive support system for whistleblowers, social-justice advocates and nonviolent civil resistance movements in the U.S. and abroad.
Emma Hall is a photojournalist from Enterprise, Oregon, and a volunteer with Frontline Wellness United. She arrived in Kenya Jan. 29 to cover humanitarian concerns (primarily focused on the Kenyan government’s mistreatment of activists and protesters).
This is a short introduction to her work (and some of her motivations for doing it).
Emma got her first real taste for photojournalist in September of 2016, when she spent three weeks photographing in the three resistance camps at the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakota. She's done some travel-related photography in the United Kingdom, Norway and Iceland, but Kenya will be her first experience in a society that's vastly different than Western cultures (and one that's in upheaval from political unrest, widespread dissent against government corruption and police violence—including frequent extrajudicial killings—against the populace).
by Joel Preston Smith, from Minds of the Movement (International Center on Nonviolent Conflict)
Human rights activist Beatrice Karore was five months pregnant when she was shot twice in the hips with rubber bullets and beaten by police Oct. 14, 2012, after a protest against lawlessness in Mathare, a shantytown in Nairobi, Kenya.
Two hours earlier, Karore stood on a dirt road that transects the slum, staring at the bodies of two young men who’d been knocked off their motorcycle and clubbed to death. A crowd was gathering—angry, vocal, demanding that police take action. Karore, who was known as a social justice organizer and had made something of a name for herself by running for (but losing) a seat on the Nairobi County Assembly the preceding December, led the procession to the Humura Police Station in Nairobi.