Press freedom in Kenya at a crossroads
14 February 2018 | 2:30 pm
The Kenyan government has been accused of trying to stifle dissent after it temporarily shut down three leading privately owned TV stations. As DW's Kathryn Omwandho reports, the fight between the media and the government appears to be far from over.
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About 97% of Kenyans seeking medical treatments abroad go to India. With rising COVID-19 deaths and restrictions on travel to India, Kenyans seeking treatment have been left stranded.
16 Jun 2021
The dissident journalist was presented at a Foreign Ministry press conference on the diversion of his plane to Minsk on May 23. The move prompted one reporter to walk out.
23 Jun 2021
Media outlets in Hong Kong must not "subvert" the government, the city's leader says, rejecting US criticism of recent action against pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily under a powerful new security law.
2 Jul 2021
Kenyan government has denied involvement in arrest and extradition of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
17 Jul 2021
The past year was the "worst" for Hong Kong's press freedoms, the city's main journalists' union says. "There are already many knives hanging over journalists' heads," says Ronson Chan, chairman of the Hong Kong Journalists Association, as the union releases its annual report.
25 Jul 2021
Four writers and editors of the online student magazine 'Doxa' are currently under house arrest for criticizing the Russian government. But for the young journalists, accepting censorship is out of the question.
31 Jul 2021
For many the water hyacinth is a menace - an invasive plant that harms aquatic life and helps bacteria and mosquitos flourish. But Kenyan entrepreneur Dominic Kahumbu is pioneering a machine that turns the weed into clean cooking fuel.
2 Aug 2021
A Russian court has summoned the editor-in-chief of the investigative news site "The Insider" on charges of defamation. Kremlin critics see this as an attack on press freedom.
3 Aug 2021
"We're not going back to the shutdowns of March of 2020," says White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, as the US national average of daily coronavirus cases tops 60,000 and is rising rapidly.
23 Aug 2021
Kenya's appeals court rejects disputed bid to change the country's constitution, we discuss the security situation in the Sahel region after multiple deadly attacks in recent weeks and we meet the disabled DR Congo musicians planning a comeback and a court case.
1 Sep 2021
The press is widely covering Thursday’s attack at the Kabul airport. From expressions of horror to political finger-pointing, columnists are discussing what the attack, and the United States withdrawal, mean for the Afghan people and for US troops. We also discuss some hopeful medical news when it comes to treating malaria. Finally, we find out how one teacher is trying to inspire young, female musicians.
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Courting controversy at the outset of his third term, Albanian PM Edi Rama has set up a new state agency for media and information, or MIA. Skeptics decry it as a "propaganda ministry."
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