The Star (Nairobi)

26 June 2014

Kenya: CCK to Push for Quality Programming

The Communication Authority of Kenya will ensure that broadcasters offer quality programming that will instill societal values and virtues, the director general Francis Wangusi said yesterday.

"The authority will develop a robust framework in order to have a guided format on how the broadcasting arena will be run," Wangusi said a day after the re-branding of the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) into CAK.

He was speaking at the CAK headquarters when he hosted ICT Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i. The CS said the ICT sector is working on policies and a regulatory framework to establish county broadcasting systems.

He said the sector will consult with the parliament and other key stakeholders to ensure they develop policies that are beneficial. "The demand for county broadcasting has been on the rise for quite some time, we want the public to exercise patience as quality broadcasting requires that we put contextual issues in place," he said. Matiang'i called for the public's contribution in formulating the broadcasting polices.

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