Now Storyful and Google are launching a dedicated YouTube channel to monitor elections In Kenya and around the world.
The brand new Kenyan elections channel on YouTube can be viewed here.
Ory Okolloh, Google’s policy director for Africa is working with Markham Nolan Storyful’s managing editor to track elections across Africa, Europe and the United States. Ghana Decides Kwabena Boateng is also part of negotiations.
Storyful powers Google’s election landing page by discovering and curating video elections across Africa. Since 2001, the firm has worked in Nigeria, Senegal, Cameroon and Ghana via YouTube using videos to monitor the election process.
Storyful believes the 2013 elections in Kenya will be a living memory and will be working to capture the best moments as Kenya picks its next leader. The dedicated YouTube channel will bring together all the news, views and grassroots reporting on the Kenyan election trail in one convenient place. It will also host livestreams of Kenya’s presidential debate series.
Storyful has professional journalists working around the clock to unearth conversations around the world. It was also in the frontline of the US presidential election, with a YouTube partnership via youtube.com/politics.
Markham Nolan is the managing editor while Mark Little is the founder and CEO Storyful, first news agency of the social media age. Storyful has worked with ABC News, Reuters and the New York Times, BBC, CNN and the International Herald Tribune.