Kenya - Reports
The expansion comes as other, predominantly Western media houses are shrinking their media presence in East Africa.
In the analysis, ARTICLE 19 emphasises that transparency in campaign financing is indispensible for embedding accountability and integral to the promotion of good governance and democracy.
Kenya represents a beacon of regional press freedom, and the majority of regional journalists are able to continue to work in the media field without harassment.
The report highlights violations of journalists' rights, such as the victimising of staff who lost their jobs after refusing to compromise their professional ethics. It features the case of Farah Lamaane, a former RBK senior editor who was forced to resign after complaining of unwarranted interference with editorial independence by the station's management.
Many journalists in eastern Africa have faced the wrath of authorities for their criticism of government development projects, CPJ found.
ARTICLE 19 has analysed the Kenyan Publication of Electoral Opinions Bill, 2011 from the perspective of international and comparative standards on freedom of expression and freedom of information.
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