New Rules to Curb SMS Hate Speech in Kenya
The Communications Commission of Kenya has revealed new guidelines that will allow mobile operators to vet text messages for inflammatory content in a bid to prevent the unrest of the 2008 elections.
Capital FM, 24 October 2012
Politicians seeking to send campaign messages through bulk SMS to the electorate will have to forward them to mobile service operators at least 48 hours before their scheduled… Read more »
Kenya: Political Texts to Be Vetted
The Star, 24 October 2012
Any text message by a political party will have to be vetted and approved by the NCIC and mobile phone operators before it is disseminated. Read more »
The Star, 22 August 2012
THE telecoms industry regulator has come up with guidelines to control any possible use of bulk text messages to spread hate speech as the political campaign activities increase. Read more »
Safaricom, Kenya's leading mobile communications provider, has said all political messages sent via SMS will be vetted to ensure they are free of hate speech (file photo).
The Star, 16 June 2012
All political messages sent through SMS will be vetted by Safaricom to ensure they are free of hate speech. CEO Bob Collymore says the guidelines are aimed at averting any… Read more »
Business Daily, 26 February 2012
More than Kenya's 6.7 million subscribers will be compelled to register their lines with mobile phone operators before the next general election under new measures aimed at curbing… Read more »