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How U.S. copyright law and fake Gmail accounts were used to censor a report on gambling in Kenya

On February 4, Emmanuel Dogbevi turned to Twitter with a plea for help. He tagged press freedom groups and colleagues in a series of tweets, lamenting how allegations that he violated U.S. copyright law had prompted his news website to be taken offline.  Dogbevi told CPJ via phone that Ghana Business News, the Ghana-based website he edits,…

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Journalists and members of the civil society march for World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2018, in Nakuru, Kenya. A Daily Nation journalist was assaulted and briefly abducted in western Kenya on September 3. (AFP/Suleiman Mbatiah)

Newspaper journalist assaulted and briefly abducted in Kenya

Nairobi, September 6, 2018–Authorities in Kenya should carry out a thorough investigation and bring to justice those responsible for the September 3 assault and abduction of Daily Nation journalist Barrack Oduor and the death of his source, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Campaign posters for local candidates are attached to pole in Nakuru. Several journalists say they have been threatened or attacked while covering the run up to Kenya's August 8 elections. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

Amid tensions ahead of Kenyan vote, journalists face violence and threats

When a fight broke out during a political rally for Kenya’s Orange Democratic Movement in Kakamega county on May 4, Shaban Makokha was taking pictures for his newspaper, the Daily Nation. Makokha told CPJ that when police arrived to break up the fight, they demanded that he stop taking pictures, even after he identified himself…

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Advertising and Censorship in East Africa’s Press

The printed word is thriving in parts of Africa, but advertisers’ clout means they can often quietly control what is published. By Tom Rhodes Kenyans read election coverage in the Mathare slum in Nairobi, the capital, on March 9, 2013. One reason that advertising revenue trumps circulation for East Africa’s newspapers is that readers often…

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Zambian editors charged with publishing false information

Police detained two journalists of the Daily Nation on December 12, 2013, and released them on bail the next day. Richard Sakala, owner and editor of the paper, and Simon Mwanza, the production editor, were charged with “publication of false information with intent to cause public alarm” under Section 67 of the Zambian penal code.

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Kenyan Prime Minister and presidential candidate Raila Odinga waves to supporters at a campaign rally in Mombasa on Sunday. (Reuters/Joseph Okanga)

As Kenya votes, journalists must take precautions

Election-related violence is a worry for journalists in many countries, but perhaps nowhere more so than Kenya, where presidential polls will be held March 4. In the aftermath of the nation’s last presidential elections in 2007, over one thousand people were killed in ethnic and political violence, live news broadcasts were banned, and the press…

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John Otanga seeks treatment for his head injury at a local hospital. (Nation/Billy Mutai)

Kenyan journalists attacked while covering Kibera clashes

Nairobi, January 22, 2013–Kenyan authorities must hold to account soldiers with the General Service Unit, Kenya’s paramilitary force, in connection with their reported assault of two journalists on Sunday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Journalist Suleiman Mbatiah is escorted to the police station where he was detained for almost nine hours. (Courtesy News 24)

Kenyan police assault three journalists, detain one

New York, March 21, 2012–Kenyan authorities should hold responsible police officers who assaulted three reporters last week and drop a baseless legal case against one of them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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