Nikolai Barnwell
Co-Founder is a local news site tailored for the mobile web.  Currently serving eight Kenyan counties, HiviSasa connects local news writers to readers, and brings free local news to any Internet-enabled phone. All of the outlet’s news stories are sourced from ‘citizen reporters’ who are paid for each published article.

HiviSasa helps involve and engage a more diverse, connected, and mobile audience into news gathering and reading. Streaming directly from the source to the newsroom, the outlet amplifies news content otherwise unnoticed or suppressed.  HiviSasa was created on the premise that accessible, diverse, transparent information empowers both governments and citizens, and that better-informed citizens make better decisions about their lives and their government.