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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The Congress of African Journalists (CAJ) Launched

23rd June, 2020 The Congress of African Journalists (CAJ) has been launched to address the current challenging effects of COVID-19 on journalists in the course of their work. The challenges include the collateral impacts on press freedom, the safety of journalists and access to information. The Congress set-up an Interim Governing Council of six (6) […]

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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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