Kenyan Govt 'Maintains Stranglehold on Media'
The group of columnists who resigned from the Nation Media Group over what they called interference with media freedom by the State, has released a joint statement accusing the government of meddling with NMG's objectivity. The columnists listed several incidents in recent years, including the firing of a managing editor who was critical of President Uhuru Kenyatta and the decision not to renew the contract of popular political cartoonist Gado. They said government's increasing influence over the media was the main reason for their resignation.
The Nation Group's announcement comes after eight columnists announced that they were leaving with immediate effect, over what they called interference with media freedom by the ... Read more »
The 2017 election was filled with uncertainty and saw the unleashing of propaganda and a characteristic media clampdown. Editors were summoned to the State House prior to crucial ... Read more »
Like his father late president Jomo Kenyatta in the 1970s and former president Daniel arap Moi in the 1980s, President Uhuru Kenyatta is slowly embodying the image of a dictator ... Read more »
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