Kenya: New Journalism Guidelines Set to Crackdown on Impostors

Media practitioners have fourteen days to submit their views on proposed accreditation guidelines. Media Council of Kenya (MCK) wants journalists, media owners and other stakeholders to submit in writing their opinions regarding the amendments it says are aimed at curtailing rampant impersonation and corruption. MCK chief executive, Mr David Omwoyo told stakeholders during a sensitisation

Kenya: Tifa Research Pitches Passive Research As the Next Stage of Understanding Audience Behavior – Panel Members No Longer Self-Report or Recall

London — The increase in the use of smartphones is beginning to revolutionize African TV audience research. Kenya’s TIFA Research has been pioneering passive research as a way of improving how to understand Kenya’s TV audience. Russell Southwood spoke to Maggie Ireri, Founder and Director of TIFA Research and Kelvin Masika, its ICT and Innovations

Tanzania: Rights Groups Seek Justice for Freelance Journalist Kabendera

Dar es Salaam — Rights groups said on Sunday, August 11, 2019, that they would not relent in their quest for justice on the arrest of freelance journalist Erick Kebendera. The Tanzania Editors Forum (TEF), Tanzania Human Rights Defenders Coalition (THRDC) and Media Council of Tanzania (MCT) said the arrest of the journalist – who

African Public Broadcasters Facing a Financial Crunch – Different Circumstances and Common Threads but a Worrying Trend

London — 18 June 2019 Two African public broadcasters (SABC and KBC) are in the depths of a financial crisis, a third (ZBC) has just taken on large financial loan and a fourth (UBC) is beginning to emerge from its crisis. Russell Southwood looks at the differences and the common threads and asks will others

Tanzania: Dar Reaffirms Sustained Protection of Press Freedom

FOREIGN Affairs and East African Cooperation Minister Professor Palamagamba Kabudi has assured the international community of Tanzania’s sustained press freedom protection ahead of the World Press Freedom Day 2019 commemorations. The minister described the free press as the most effective way of strengthening democracy and intensifying protection of human rights. Professor Kabudi was speaking to

Tanzania Drops 25 Places in Press Freedom Report

Photo: UNESCO The World Press Freedom Day poster for 2019. By Louis Kolumbia Dar es Salaam — Tanzania has dropped by 25 positions in the latest World Press Freedom Index Report. The report, which was published on April 18 by Reporters without Borders (RSF), places Tanzania in the 118th position out of 180 countries they