End Attacks Against Kenya’s Free Press

Target: Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya

Goal: Stop silencing Kenya’s media outlets and protect the nation’s free press.

Freedom of the press is under attack in Kenya. Media outlets are being silenced and sources, some of whom whose lives are endangered, are being forcible outed. Kenya has a robust and rich print and digital media industry. However, the government’s severe oversight is eroding it.

A Bill of Rights protects free speech in Kenya, but the nation’s new government is seeking to ignore the country’s own constitution. Newspapers that report on government corruption see their advertising budgets depleted. Sources for stories are forcibly outed. The current government administration even calls on editors to report favorably on the government.

All such actions are dangerous and detrimental to a free press. Many media outlets have found ways to ignore these orders, but this cannot last forever. Sign the petition to demand that the government of Kenya end its attack on the nation’s free press.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Kenyatta,

The free press in your nation is under attack. While Kenya once boasted a rich and robust media industry, many print and digital media sources have found themselves silenced by the federal government. Stories of corruption are met with decreased budgets. Sources are forcibly outed and editors are forced to face government figures who demand stories be written in a positive light.

All such actions are dangerous to your nation’s free press, which is a guaranteed right in your constitution’s Bill of Rights. I demand that you and your government end this attack on the free press and allow them to report on the news both fairly and accurately.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Digital Buggu

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2 Comments

  1. President Kenyatta, Equal Rights! Freedom of the Press Now!

  2. Gen Agustsson says:

    freedom of speech for all!

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