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Kenya seeks to restrict political commentary on social media ahead of elections

July 5, 2017 4:27 PM ET

Nairobi, July 5, 2017-- Kenyan authorities should ensure that proposed social media guidelines do not prevent journalists from reporting critically or close the space for public debate ahead of general elections due to take place August 8, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Kenyan reporter detained for two days on bribery allegation

June 22, 2017 5:44 PM ET

Police in Nairobi on June 18 arrested Sunday Nation journalist Walter Menya on charges of soliciting a bribe of 55,000 Kenyan shillings (U.S.$531) to "write a damaging story in The Nation newspaper," according to a police statement. The amount he was alleged to have accepted was later changed to...

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Kenyan journalist threatened and assaulted

June 8, 2017 6:11 PM ET

New York, June 8, 2017--Kenyan authorities should credibly investigate and swiftly bring to justice those responsible for attacking and threatening Emmanuel Namisi, a broadcast journalist for the Royal Media group, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Fiscal Blackmail

April 25, 2017 8:16 AM ET

The Kenyan government withdraws advertising when newspapers step out of line By Alan Rusbridger In some parts of the world, it is still possible to silence a journalist with a sharp blow to the side of the head. But as newspapers the world over struggle with the financial disruption of...

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Journalist beaten by Kenyan police, told he 'cannot fight them with a pen'

April 10, 2017 12:22 PM ET

Kenyan police on March 22 threatened and assaulted Isaiah Gwengi, a correspondent for The Standard daily newspaper, according to the journalist and media reports....

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Kenyan court finds criminal libel laws unconstitutional

February 6, 2017 1:30 PM ET

New York, February 6, 2017--Today's ruling by Kenya's High Court that the country's criminal defamation law is unconstitutional is a welcome step toward safeguarding press freedom and free speech, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Kenya detains British newspaper correspondent Jerome Starkey

December 9, 2016 12:52 PM ET

Nairobi, December 9, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Kenyan authorities to release Jerome Starkey, the Africa correspondent for The Times of London, who was detained shortly after arriving in Nairobi last night....

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LGBT Reporting in Africa

April 27, 2016 8:00 AM ET

On a recent trip to Kenya, I sat with S., a gay refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the cramped, one-room apartment he shares with three friends, all straight. The four share a bed, and none know S. is gay. The floor is covered in a vibrant yellow...

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Kenyan journalist held overnight at police station

April 18, 2016 1:48 PM ET

David Odongo, a journalist with the privately owned weekly Nairobian newspaper was summoned to Nairobi's Embakasi police station for questioning the evening of April 15, 2016, according to the Kenya Union of Journalists and news reports. Not long after he arrived, the union and news reports said, police arrested him...

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Gado blames government pressure as cartoonist's contract at Kenya's Nation ends

March 17, 2016 5:47 PM ET

For 23 years Godfrey Mwampembwa has been a prominent and quick-witted observer of the political scene in East Africa. But all that changed last month when the cartoonist, known as Gado, was told his contract at Kenya's biggest newspapers, the Nation, would not be renewed....

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