Tanzania: Declining Respect for Civil Liberties amid Economic boom

On July 1, 2020, the World Bank declared Tanzania as a lower middle-income country, coming second after Kenya in the East Africa region. Despite the good progress on the economic front, there are many challenges in the area of press freedom, freedom of expression, access to information and general respect for human rights, including repression […]

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Kenya lacks Coherent Framework Response to COVID-19

Militarized models and approaches produce a public health approach that is not trauma-informed. This breeds confusion and cannot generate the parameters for modelling a clear end game. Without moral imagination and political will that roots for an all-government and all-people approach to COVID Management Star Gazing will remain the hallmark of our national response, an […]

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KCA Holds Meeting with Uganda Stakeholders on Enhancing Media-CSO Partnership

July 10, 2020 Kenya Correspondents Association (KCA) on Friday July 10, 2020 held a meeting with stakeholders from Uganda to discuss strategies for enhancing partnership between the media and civil society sectors to protect the right to the enjoyment of civil liberties in the country.  The online meeting reviewed the civic space situation in the […]

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Securing Civic Space by earning Public Trust

Early last month, four men broke down the door to social media activist Edwin Mutemi Kiama’s house in Nairobi, seized him and confiscated his phones and laptops. It is notable that his seizure occurred during curfew hours, when he was not in the act of committing a crime. Nonetheless, after a night in police custody, […]

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KCA Discusses Media-CSO Partnership with Tanzanian Stakeholders

July 7th 2020 Kenya Correspondents Association (KCA) has concluded a meeting with media and civil society stakeholders in Tanzania which focused on forging stronger partnership between the media and civil society sectors to protect the right to the enjoyment of civil liberties in the country. The online meeting held on Tuesday July 7, 2020 discussed […]

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CSOs, Media, join hands to resist Threats to Civic Space in East Africa

Stakeholders in democratic participation in East Africa are stepping up efforts to protect the civic space from limitations that come with the government’s measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. The Kenya Correspondence Association (KCA), the East African Civil Society Organizations’ Forum (EACSOF) hosted online forums to create awareness and exchange of ideas among journalists and […]

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Stronger Media-CSO Partnership will Protect Civic Liberties

July 3rd, 2020 Stakeholders at a forum convened by Kenya Correspondents’ (KCA) to review the civic space situation in Kenya have called for stronger partnership between the media and civil society sectors to protect the right to the enjoyment of civil liberties as provided for in the constitution. The online meeting held on Friday July […]

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The Covid-19 Containment Strategies: Where is the Citizen Voice?

The fight against the spread of the Coronavirus in Kenya, as in a number of East African countries, will not be won unless public participation and buy-in becomes is prioritised. For now, governments are imposing lockdowns and restrictions that borrow heavily from global Covid-19 hot spots with little or no local contextualization.  The government measures […]

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