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MultiChoice Lines Up Exciting Kenyan Content For April Holidays

DStv and GOtv have lined up exciting Kenyan content made for local viewers this holiday season. With shows to keep customers glued to the...

In Homeboyz Radio Fallout, a Glorified Rot In Media Is Exposed

Homeboyz predicament shines the spotlight the darkest corner of radio in Kenya: use of untrained presenters to drive their shows. Radio airwaves are stuffed with so-called celebrities - from musicians, comedians to actors - who masquerade behind mics as journalists by trading in their fan base yet have no idea of journalistic principles and ethics governing the practice of journalism. Journalists in radio have been relegated to peripheral roles of gathering and editing news. Even the news presentation role is for the most part handled by these celebrities. That’s the weakest link in media brought about by stiff competition for listeners and entry of niche radio stations.

Radio Africa Hits Shaffie Weru With Ksh150M Counter-Suit

At the time of his dismissal, announced on Saturday, March 27, Weru was the Programmes Controller at Homeboyz Radio, and a stand-in host on the Homeboyz Radio morning show The Lift Off. 

Radio Star Shaffie Weru Hits Back With Ksh22M Demand

At the time of his dismissal, announced on Saturday, March 27, Weru was the Programmes Controller at Homeboyz Radio, and a stand-in host on the Homeboyz Radio morning show The Lift Off. He was sent packing alongside co-hosts Neville and DJ Joe Mfalme after an on-air conversation in which they jokingly discussed an incident in which a woman was pushed off a 12th floor after turning down sexual advances from the man she was on a date with.

DStv, GOtv Partner With Hope TV For Easter Pop-Up Channel

Easter TV programs: A joyful Easter holiday beckons after Hope TV partnered with MultiChoice Kenya brands - GOtv and DStv - to launch an...

Nation Media Group Fires Staff in Uganda Over Digital Shift, Covid-19

The company operates leading media brands in the country - including NTV Uganda, The East African and the Daily Monitor. A letter from Managing Director Tony Glencross stated that cost-saving interventions by NMGU had not been enough to sustain the business while protecting jobs.

Alex Chamwada Launches Media House in Turkana [PHOTOS]

The team expressed their excitement noting the opening indicated that Turkana county and the entire region was ripe for investment. The media company has produced several eye-catching, inspirational, informative and engaging features about the county, away from the normal news narrative that tends to concentrate on problems. 

The Grim Reality of Covid-19 in Media Industry

These media deaths are three too many and should galvanize action from government and media owners and managers to find ways of better protecting journalists not only by having them vaccinated as a priority but also protected in the course of their work. Since Covid-19 outbreak in Kenya in March 2020, there have been many undocumented cases of journalists being infected, and silently battling it out, with some even dying.
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