AMWIK has yet again released another publication, a journalists handbook on Laws Governing Media in Kenya a simplified version of the Media Council Act, 2013 and the Kenya Information and Communications (Amendment) Act 2013.
The easy-to-read and understand handbook on media laws is a tool targeting to empower journalists and strengthen their ethical capacity, with a view to cushioning them against legal penalties during work and further enabling them to promote access to information, especially to marginalized women.
Levels of awareness on existing media laws by journalists is very low and yet it impacts on their work. AMWIK held two journalists trainings in Nairobi and Kilifi Counties to sensitize them on the Media Council Act 2013 and the Kenya Information and Communications (Amendment) Act 2013. The trainings highlighted on the key provisions of the two laws covered in the publication which touch on ethics and penalties that come with disregarding the ethical requirements for the practice of journalism.
The publication was made possible with support from the Ford Foundation under the Strengthening the Role of Women Journalists in Mainstream Media and in Communities project implemented by AMWIK in 2014.
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