Press Freedom Day: Kenyan media strong despite government attacks

By Annarita Macharia

Journalists in the country and around the world are celebrating world press freedom day, a day established by the United Nations in 1993, specifically set aside to reflect on the strides and tests encountered by the scribes in their line of work.

In Kenya, the professionals in the industry have been tested not once but countless times with the recent escapade being the switch off of three television transmission during the controversial swearing-in ceremony of opposition leader Raila Odinga.

Journalist have also been harassed by the police while covering the return of Miguna Miguna saga at the JKIA

This year’s theme is: Keeping power in check, media justice and the rule of law

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