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Publication: Kenya's Media Landscape

"Kenya's Media Landscape: A Success Story with Serious Structural Challenges" is a new addition to our publication series, Edition International Media Studies.

The new publication provides a supplement to the presentations and discussions held at the fifth annual DW Media Dialogue in Bonn in May 2014. The collection of essays by researchers from Kenya, the UK, Switzerland and Germany offers academic insight into key research findings on the challenges and opportunities facing Kenya's media practitioners today. In-depth analysis and profound expertise in Kenya's historical and cultural background allow for a comprehensive and multi-layered assessment of current developments in the country's media landscape.

Kenya's 2010 Constitution guarantees press freedom in a way the country has never seen before. 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.

Edition International Media Studies, Volume 6
Kenya's Media Landscape:
A Success Story with Serious Structural Challenges
Editor: Prof. Dr. Christoph Schmidt
184 pages
Copies can be ordered from Vistas Medienverlag.


Content
Christoph Schmidt
Preface

Christoph Schmidt, Janine Deselaers
Kenya's Media Landscape - Everyday Constraints and Structural Challenges

Henry O. Maina
"Constituticide": Enacting Media Laws That May Undo Constitutional Gains in Kenya?

Rose Kimani
Community Radio in Kenya: Navigating Legislation and Economics

Nicholas Benequista
Somewhere Between Truth and Peace: Understanding the News Coverage of Kenya's 2013 Elections

Corinne Schwegler, Christoph Spurk
A Critical Look at Media Monitoring in Kenya: Comparing Two Studies Monitoring the 2013 Elections

Victor Oluoch, John B. Ohaga
The Presentation of Self-Censorship as Peace Journalism in the Kenyan Media During the 2013 General Election

Maryann Egbujor
Professional Identity and Ethical Standards: A Challenge to Journalism Education in the Kenyan Media Landscape

Okoth Fred Mudhai, Winnie Mitullah
Media Practitioners and Public Opinions on Interactive Shows in Kenya:
The Case of Citizen TV's Power Breakfast/Cheche

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