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The last one year has been tough for bloggers & journalists in Kenya

Freelance journalist Yassin Juma. Photo courtesy of citizentv.co.ke

The last one year and part of this year has been difficult for media freedoms in Kenya. Journalists and bloggers have felt the wrath of power and influence when doing their job in a manner only closer to the old, darks days of Kenya. Over 60 journalists have bloggers were silenced, intimidated, harassed and even killed, in a spate of ...

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Wanjeri Nderu assaulted for tweeting on corruption

Wanjeri Nderu, a social justice crusader, was attacked by a stranger for talking about corruption at Langata mall on Monday, 29th June 2015. Wanjeri uses her online presence to talk about various injustices in Kenya including corruption. On her timeline, she largely talk about insecurity and corruption.   This won’t stop the fight against corruption and those involved. Get ready, ...

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Citizen journalists play a complimentary role to traditional journalism

Kenya on May 3, 2015 joined the rest of the world to mark the World Press Freedom day set aside to celebrate the fundamental values of press freedom and the need for governments across the world to uphold media freedom. The press commonly referred as to the ‘fourth estate’ plays a very important role in the society as it keeps ...

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Six Women to represent Kenya at this year’s re:publica 15

Re:publica 15

One of the largest and most exciting gathering about digital culture in the world, re:publica 15 is only a few days away. The annual event that brings together bloggers, hackers, online activists and social media experts among others from all over the world is happening again this year from the 4th to the 7th of May in Berlin Germany. Kenya ...

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Jukumu Letu Nakuru launch in pictures

On Saturday April 25, the Jukumu Letu initiative which aims at sensitizing Kenyans on the need to follow up on the implementation of the constitution was launched in Nakuru. The event took place at the Nyayo gardens. Here is a pictorial story of what happened. The event did not start on time due to a power failure: So the Jukumu ...

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Blogging needs no Regulation

Bloggers and journalists came together yesterday (18th February 2015) at the iHub to discuss whether bloggers should be regulated. The forum also discussed some differences (if any) between journalism and blogging, and therefore how the Government and regulatory bodies should handle them (the same way, or differently?) From the start, panelists agreed that defining blogging is of great importance to better steer discussion.   ...

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