Media Watch

Digital media devouring TV and newspaper ad revenues

Online platforms are slowly eating into the advertising revenue of television and print media, a new report shows. The trend, the report titled “Online Media Versus TV: Calm Before the Storm” by global financial services firm Deloitte says, is mainly being driven by growing Internet and smartphone penetration in the ...

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Gado under siege as Standard censors cartoon on Safaricom

Just a week after Standard newspaper blocked publishing of a cartoon that stung President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto, today the top editors at Kenya’s second largest media house have done it again. The newspaper did not publish today’s editorial cartoon and instead ran a cheeky photo of ...

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Gado cartoon that Standard killed

Take a copy of the Standard newspaper today and turn to the editorial page. If you are a keen reader of newspapers you will notice something missing: Gado’s Cartoon. It’s not by accident, according to insiders. The cartoon that was to run today was ‘killed’ for being too harsh on ...

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We fired the wrong people, says Star editor

In the wake of the massive sackings at Radio Africa last week, a senior editor at the Star newspaper sensational claimed that the company had overzealously sacked some of its best talent, leaving behind ‘dead wood’. In a heated Facebook conversation, Radio Africa training editor Victoria Graham appeared to give ...

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Radio remains most powerful media

TV and radio studio

Today, Kenya joins the global community in marking the World Radio Day 2017.  The day was unanimously proclaimed by all Member States of Unesco in 2011 during 36th General Conference. In 2012, the UN General Assembly endorsed the proclamation of annual World Radio Day on February 13 to coincide with ...

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Big win for media as defamation law declared invalid

A high court judge on Monday declared section 194 of Penal Code as invalid, saying it contravenes freedom of expression guaranteed under section 33 of Constitution. Milimani High Court Judge John Mativo has ruled that anyone who is defamed has remedy under civil law to seek compensation and therefore criminalizing ...

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KBC launches youth and county TV stations

Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) has launched a new television station for young people and is in the process of launching a series of county TVs. Y254 is targeting the growing youthful audience in the country, who are under-served by mainstream televisions. The station, which went on air on Monday, is ...

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Former Nation news editor Eric Shimoli joins Standard

Former Daily Nation news editor Eric Shimoli is set to join Standard Group, in a move likely to jolt Nation Centre. Mr Shimoli, who was among journalists recently laid off by Kenya’s leading media house, is said to be in advanced talks to join The Standard newspaper as a senior ...

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Radio Africa HR manager in trouble for calling sacked employees fools

As if getting fired was not painful enough, Radio Africa Group Human Resources manager Kathy Kageni-Oganga did the unthinkable this morning and abused former employees who were retrenched this week, calling them fools and getting egg all over her face. Ms Kageni went into an outburst on Facebook lacking decency ...

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Oh No! Star editor fired after long illness

The retrenchment at Radio Africa Group continued yesterday, with more employees from Star newspaper and its broadcast division being given sacking letters. Among those sacked on Wednesday Feb. 8th was Wanjiru Kinoti, who seems to have fallen victim of the scrapping of the opinion desk, where the entire team has ...

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