Kenya’s 2010 Constitution guarantees press freedom in a way the country has never previously seen. However, the concentration of media ownership and pending consensus on new media legislation are tarnishing the triumphs of Kenya’s media liberalization and development. Regulation of news content, including hate speech and political bias, as well as journalistic standards are also issues provoking discussion and sullying the image of Kenya as a role model for other East African countries. On May 21, 2014, international scholars gathered in Bonn to discuss their research under the heading “Kenya’s Media Landscape: A Success Story with Serious Structural Challenges”. This publication provides a supplement to the presentations and discussions held at the fifth annual DW Media Dialogue.
Contributors: Nicholas Benequista, Janine Deselaers, Maryann Egbujor, Rose Kimani, Henry O. Maina, Winnie V. Mitullah, Okoth Fred Mudhai, John B. Ohaga, Victor Oluoch, Christoph Schmidt, Corinnne Schwegler, and Christoph Spurk.