Tag: media freedom

Media freedom in Kenya: analogies are being drawn with Moi’s repressive era

Joy Mueni, Riara University Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga was sworn in as the “people’s president” last week, maintaining that he did not recognise Uhuru Kenyatta as the President. After defying government...

Tanzania shuts down another ‘days numbered’ newspaper

  Tanzania’s government has closed a critical newspaper for the second time in three months, banning the weekly MwanaHalisi for two years after accusing it of inciting violence. Another newspaper -- Mawio -- was...

Op-Ed: How the media covered Kenya’s general election

George Gathigi | University of Nairobi The media has been a critical part of the Kenyan election process. But did they do a good job? I spoke to a variety of sources including journalists, commentators...

Ethiopia: Journalist’s guilty verdict a further slap in the face for justice

Responding to reports that Ethiopia’s Federal High Court has found prominent Ethiopian journalist Getachew Shiferaw guilty of “provocation of revolt,” Muthoni Wanyeki, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and...
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