Kenyan Media ranked leading in cases of sexual harassment in Africa

Kenya media terms Public Order Act retrogressive

Kenyan Media has been ranked as leading in cases of sexual harassment in Africa with one in every two women in the media said to have faced physical and verbal abuse at the place of work.

According to a survey by Women in News, increasing cases of media managers using their positions to frustrate women have been reported this year.

The government is now urging female journalists not to bow to the frustrations even as cases of low retention of female journalists in the newsrooms continue to be recorded.

The trend resulting to a call of action for players in the sector to push for reforms even as more female journalists opt out of the industry.

Information, Communication and Technology Chief Administrative Secretary Nadia Ahmed is now calling on women in the field to speak out with media management being urged to place more women with skills in decision making positions.

The findings were made as the Association of Media Women in Kenya celebrated its 40th anniversary.

On the second day of its celebration, AMWIK launched the 2021/2026 strategic plan bearing a new logo and colours.

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