Media COVID-19 Response Team Worries Over Press Freedom Violations

The Media Sector Response Team (MESERT), established by various media stakeholders on March 18, 2020in response to the Covid 19 pandemic, has been monitoring and coordinating safety responses for journalists during this challenging. MESERT is made up of the following key media stakeholders: Kenya Correspondents Association (KCA), Media Council of Kenya (MCK), Association of Freelance […]

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ICJ COMMUNIQUE ON THE IMPACT OF COVID- 19 ON THE POOR AND VULNERABLE

WEDNESDAY 19, MAY 2020 Introduction   The Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ Kenya) held the fifth in a series of webinars on the impact of Covid-19 on the poor and vulnerable in society.  Over 100 people participated in the webinar while others followed the deliberations through social media and online streaming services […]

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ICPC Calls for More Proactive and Strategic Response to Covid-19

May 12, 2020 Nairobi Kenya,  International Center for Policy and Conflict (ICPC) has been monitoring government activities in to response the Covid-19 pandemic in Kenya. We note that the government has no well-known comprehensive response strategy. Its response is dependent on impulse and wait attitude. It is not proactive and forward planning. Nobody knows what […]

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Kenyan CSOs call for inclusion, accountability in COVID-19 response

Statement by Suba Churchill, 26th April, 2020 The Civil Society Reference Group calls for the inclusion of civil society actors and for greater accountability in the operations of the National Emergency Response Committee, the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund Board, and any Post-COVID-19 Recovery Strategy that may be formed to regain economic ground lost as a result […]

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Rights Coalition says Tanzanian Media Laws Violate Human Rights

Statement by THRDC On the 3 rd of May every year, nations worldwide mark World Press Freedom Day. This is a special opportunity to raise awareness on the importance of press freedom and to remind governments around the world, their duty to respect and uphold the right to free expression and the right to information […]

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CSOs call for debt relief and transparency in fight against COVID-19

By Derick Ngaira (TISA) Civil society organizations under the banner Okoa Uchumi Coalition today are urging the government to expedite the process of seeking debt relief and practice full transparency and accountability in the management and spending of all support received to assist in the fight against COVID-19. This comes a day after Kenya received a Sh78.4 […]

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Journalists Reporting Covid-19 Face Threats and Suppression

By Civicspace (TZ) Reporter The Corona virus that caused Covid -19 disease is a global threat not only to the health and economy sector, but even to the media industry and political arena. Journalists all over the world are facing new threats as they report corona virus pandemic that has killed more than 230,000,000 people […]

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