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KENIC’s shut down of a Kenyan Domain an infringement on internet Freedoms

A goodie bag from the just ended KENIC campaign encouraging Kenyans to take up .co.ke domains

Earlier today, a Kenyan registered website www.isUhuruInKenya.co.ke was brought down by Kenya's Top Level domain custodian KENIC. The website which was created last week on Friday 4th December, was deleted today at 6am in the morning in what the Kenya Monitor team has deduced to be pressure from the government following its popularity as Kenyans Online continue to build pressure on the current government to account for the president's numerous travels abroad.

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Blogger Bogonko Bosire still missing, about two years since disappearing

On Sunday 7th of June, a trending topic #WhereIsBogonkoBosire brought to memory something we may have forgotten in recent times. Controversial blogger and journalist Bogonko Bosire has been missing since September 18, 2013, gone without a trace. He made a name as a fearless blogger who wrote on the ICC case facing the President and his deputy. He rubbed the ...

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Political Blogging in Africa discussed at re:publica 15 Conference

The Africa blogging panel at re:publica 15

At the beginning of this month, I got to  attend the re:publica Conference in Berlin Germany for the first time since its inception in 2007. I had been invited by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) Media Africa based in Bonn Germany to join a panel to discuss political blogging in Sub-Saharan Africa. KAS Media Africa hosted a #AfricaBlogging panel at ...

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Kenyan photography blogger Msingi Sasis arrested as a terror suspect

Kenyan Photographer and Msingi Sasis currently in Police Custody as terror suspect

Kenyan blogger and photographer Msingi Sasis Bekko was yesterday arrested at the Galleria Mall in Karen for taking pictures and taken to Langata Police station where he was booked in as a terror Suspect. Msingi Sasis runs www.nairobinoir.com, a photography blog on Nairobi at night capturing the many different activities that take on in most parts of Nairobi after dark. ...

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The Bloggers Forum Video: Blogging In Kenya, Should It Be Regulated?

The Communications Authority of Kenya

  The iHub yesterday (18th Feb) hosted a forum to discuss blogging, its merits, demerits and whether this space should be regulated or not. The forum sought to know and shed some light on the differences (if any) between journalism and blogging, and therefore if there is a need for  the Government and regulatory bodies to regulate bloggers. In case ...

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A Seminar on The Law and Internet in Kenya on 7th March

The Constitution of Kenya, 2010 provides for the protection of the freedom of expression, freedom of the media, freedom of information, freedom of belief and opinion, the right to a fair hearing, access to justice and fair administrative action. While these rights are not absolute, they may only be limited within reasonable parameters as would apply in a free and ...

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We need Better Laws in Kenya to better protect Internet Freedoms

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy in East and Southern Africa (CIPESA)

As at the end of the year 2014, Kenya status on Interned Freedoms was ‘Free’. According to Freedom House, an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world, Kenya was ranked at position 28 globally on Freedom of Net total and at position 12 on violation of user rights. That was 2014 and it seems like ...

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Arrested Kenyan Blogger Abraham Mutai @ItsMutai released on bond

Following the arrest of Kenyan Blogger Abraham Mutai  who uses the twitter handle @ItsMutai  in Mombasa yesterday, at long last, he has been released where he was held. Mr. Abraham Mutai was released on personal bond and will be required to report to the  CID Head Quarters on Monday morning to answer to charges of ‘Misuse of telecommunications equipment and  ...

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A Call to all Kenyans Online to Mark Internet Freedom Day #iFreeKe

January 18th is Internet Freedom Day, an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate our freedom of expression. As a part of the campaign to mark the day, Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) is calling on all Kenyans Online to write about something they love on the Internet that they never want to see censored. Your contribution can be in the ...

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BAKE condemns the Kenyan Government prosecution of Dissident Citizens Online

As an organisation that represents the interest of bloggers and content creators  in Kenya, we the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE)  are concerned with the process followed in the jailing and prosecution of Kenyan Bloggers and Online Content Creators. The Kenyan Government is seemingly becoming quite intolerant of voices of dissent and dissident Kenyans who have taken to Social media platforms ...

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