State drafting new media laws
11 July 2013, 12:04
Nairobi - The Standard reports that proposals are currently being drafted for new media laws set for enactment by August 27, which could drastically whittle down media freedom during State of emergencies.
The laws are meant to be part of the amendments to the Kenya Information and Communications Act (1998) which broadly will transition Communications Commission of Kenya into the Communications Authority of Kenya.
One of the laws being proposed is that barring political party office holders and public and State officers from acquiring broadcasting licenses, although it is not yet clear what happens to such officers already issued with licenses.
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