Decline in Media Freedom in East Africa
As the World marks Press Freedom Day, East African journalists face mounting hostility.
Media experts warn of declines in media freedom at the regional level, and reveal a level of hostility toward the media and contraction of civic space openly encouraged by leaders.
Just this week, the Uganda Communications Commission directed the six television stations and seven radio stations to suspend their producers and heads of news and programs, alleging they breached standards by airing “extremist or anarchic messages” and inciting and misleading content by covering musician and politician Bobi Wine.
For more we cross to Sarah Kimani in Nairobi.
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