The High Court of Kenya has temporarily lifted the ban on Rafiki. Judge Wilfrida Okwany delivered the ruling on 21 September 2018, stating “I am not convinced that Kenya is such a weak society that its moral foundation will be shaken by seeing such a film.”
ARTICLE 19 undertakes an analysis of Kenya’s Draft Computer and Cybercrimes Bill 2017, to assess its compatibility with international human rights standards.
Journalists reporting on the standoff between returning opposition politician Miguna Miguna and immigration officials disputing his right to enter were harassed and abused by Kenyan police officials.
The links between freedom of expression and freedom of assembly have never been closer. Journalist Samuel Gebre interviewed Kiai in Nairobi for IFEX, first in December 2017, and then again in January 2018, and shares some of these insights from a passionate individual who has dedicated his career to the promotion of human rights, globally as well as in his native Kenya.
Four privately-owned TV channels and around ten radio stations were taken off the air for defying a ban on covering opposition leader Raila Odinga’s mock inauguration as president, a suspension that RSF says violates the right to inform.
Officials from Kenya’s broadcast regulator, accompanied by police, switched off transmitters on 30 January 2018 while TV stations were broadcasting live coverage of an opposition party event in Nairobi.
A new investigation reveals the role of an American data-based digital advertising company in the highly divisive online re-election campaign of Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta.
The powerful reach of Cambridge Analytica – the data analysis company that helped Donald Trump’s campaign claim victory – has become a source of concern in Kenya.
In the week following Kenya’s national election, CPJ spoke with 10 journalists who said they were assaulted or harassed in the course of their reporting.
Tensions were high in Kenya following a polarizing campaign between the two leading presidential candidates.
Emmanual Namisi said the men who attacked and threatened him were angry at a story he had written alleging they played a role in the death of a woman at a political rally three nights prior.
During Kenya’s election campaign, attacks against journalists are so common that perpetrators often discuss them openly.
Three months, 90 days, more than two thousand hours without news of Dong Samuel Luak, a well-known South Sudanese activist, and Aggrey Idris, an opposition official, who disappeared off the streets of Nairobi on January 23 and 24.
As world leaders increasingly adopt Trump’s rhetoric on media, it is more important than ever for courts to protect “negative”, “horrible” or “critical” journalists — for that is part of their function.