Kenya / 2009

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Ethiopia pushes Kenyan TV to drop report on rebels

August 10, 2009 4:14 PM ET

Last week, the Ethiopian government tried to force private Kenyan broadcaster Nation Television (NTV) to drop a four-part exclusive report on separatist rebels in southern Ethiopia. NTV aired the first two parts of "Inside Rebel Territory: Rag-Tag Fighters of the Oromo Liberation Front," which led Ethiopia's ambassador to Kenya to accuse the Nation Media...

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Mission Journal: Mysterious raid draws new concerns

April 22, 2009 11:43 AM ET

On March 2, 2006, Kenyan state agents conducted a commando-style midnight raid on the Standard Group, owner of an independent daily and KTN Television in the capital, Nairobi. The agents seized computers and tapes, vandalized a printing press, and burned roughly 20,000 copies of The Standard, Chief Executive Officer Tom...

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In Kenya, a flawed U.S. comparison to bolster a faulty law

January 15, 2009 1:33 PM ET

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki says he will reconsider the deeply flawed communications legislation that he signed into law at the beginning of the year. Kibaki said he would direct the Information Ministry and attorney general to consider the concerns of Kenya's media and present them to the cabinet for possible...

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