Kenya: Being Maasai - Photo story

This October MRG and 9 Eastern European journalists travelled to the Maasai Mara, the land of the Maasai in Narok, Kenya. Visiting journalists were making news to spread the word back at home about life in developing countries and thus help their compatriots understand their countries' role and commitments in the global world and international development. This photo story gives you a few snapshots of the traditional and "modernized" Maasai identity as some of the Maasai put it. Journalists were guided by Enaitoti Naretu Olmaa, a community-based organization working in Narok county. See more about the Minority Realities in the News programme here.

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A Maasai Moran is posing for picture near Mau Forest
 MRG-GAL-6487
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Pauline Kinyarkyo, the founder of Enaitoti Naretu Olmaa meaning "feeding, helping the Maasai community". Pauline is an advocate against female genital mutilation.
 MRG-GAL-6488
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A man is speaking in a Manyatta, a settlement for boys or warriors, or sometimes for ceremonies
 MRG-GAL-6489
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A woman is speaking in a Manyatta, a settlement for boys or warriors, or sometimes for ceremonies
 MRG-GAL-6490
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A woman is speaking in a Manyatta, a settlement for boys or warriors, or sometimes for ceremonies
 MRG-GAL-6491
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A woman is speaking in a Manyatta, a settlement for boys or warriors, or sometimes for ceremonies
 MRG-GAL-6492
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A young Moran, a Maasai warrior is speaking in a Manyatta, a settlement for boys or warriors, or sometimes for ceremonies
 MRG-GAL-6493
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A woman is speaking in a Manyatta, a settlement for boys or warriors, or sometimes for ceremonies
 MRG-GAL-6495
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A Maasai community in a Manyatta, a settlement for boys or warriors, or sometimes for ceremonies
 MRG-GAL-6496
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A woman is speaking in a Manyatta, a settlement for boys or warriors, or sometimes for ceremonies
 MRG-GAL-6497
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A Maasai community in a Manyatta, a settlement for boys or warriors, or sometimes for ceremonies
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A kid hiding in an enkaji (house) in a Manyatta, a settlement for boys or warriors, or sometimes for ceremonies. Enkajis are made of cow dung, soil and ash.
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Women dancing in a Manyatta, a settlement for boys or warriors, or sometimes for ceremonies
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A man herding his cattle in Maasai Mara
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A Maasai girl working at Enaitoti, a community-based organization in Maasai Mara
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A Maasai women group, one of the member groups of Enaitoti, a community-based organization in Maasai Mara
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A Maasai women group, one of the member groups of Enaitoti, a community-based organization in Maasai Mara
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A Maasai women group, one of the member groups of Enaitoti, a community-based organization in Maasai Mara
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Eating meat at the Olpul, the traditional Maasai feasting place
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Eating meat at the Olpul, the traditional Maasai feasting place
 MRG-GAL-6511
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Maasai youth working at a community-based organization in Maasai Mara
 MRG-GAL-6512
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Running Enaitoti Naretu Olmaa, a community-based organization in Maasai Mara. The name of the organization means "feeding, helping the Maasai community"
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Running Enaitoti Naretu Olmaa, a community-based organization in Maasai Mara. The name of the organization means "feeding, helping the Maasai community"
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Date: 03/11/2015

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Kenya

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