Hivos International

Open and Responsive Government

A number of journalists have recently been harassed and their equipment confiscated by state authorities and political goons. Safety and protection of journalist is, therefore, now a major concern in Kenya. Between November 2012 and January 2013, the Media Council of Kenya received complaints of about 30 cases of harassment, intimidation and violent attacks of journalists. Other organisations, including the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders Kenya (NCHRD-K), Article 19 and