Access to information

informationAccess to information now entrenched in the Kenya constitution 2010 is very vital for the practice of investigative journalism in the country. Its role is very central, especially in the current debates about the content of some broadcast discussions on TV and radio and print publications.

How media covered 2013 elecions


By Haron Mwangi and Victor Bwire

A number of people have advanced several positions on how the media in Kenya covered the period prior, during and immediately after the March 4th general election. There are diverse assertions and feelings in some circle including civil societies and foreign observers that the media failed to provide a genuine platform for debate.

Kenyan parliament enacts anti-press freedom law


By passing the Kenya Information and Communications Amendment Bill that purports to actualize Article 34(5) of the Constitution, Parliament has sent one major lesion so far: They are averse to criticism and are not interested in enhancing the democratisation process in Kenya. They don’t want the media should play a watchdog role as a Fourth Estate on behalf of the public.

Why all media industry players are guilty


The media scene in Kenya is gradually changing, both in terms of the legal environment and journalistic practice. While a lot of the discussion around the media sector in Kenya currently is on the legal and policy framework, attention has been less on the reviewing structural and administrative environment that affects journalism practice.