The Media Council of Kenya (MCK) has established six media centres across the country ahead of the 2022 General Election to accord MCK-accredited journalists a conducive environment to report on the polls.
This is in line with the Council’s strategic efforts to strengthen the work of journalists towards a free, fair and credible General Election.
According to a statement by MCK said journalists will have access to technical and logistical support and information on elections-related matters at the centres, which will begin operations from 7th to 10th August 2022.
“They will be provided with workstations and fast and reliable Internet to enable seamless flow of information.” Said MCK.
For any assistance or more inquires on the media centres, journalists and media practitioners have been advised to reach out to the Council’s Regional Coordinators in their respective locations listed below:
Jackson Karanja- 0733 209 672
|Uasin Gishu||Starbucks Hotel, Eldoret|
|Mombasa||Kenya School of Government||Maureen Mudi – 0728 489 367I
0733 467 390
|Kisumu||Chizoba Place||Evans Teddy -0700 196 041|
Joseph Mecha 0714 929 102
|Nyeri||White Rhino Hotel|
Further the Council has called upon journalists who have been accredited by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to utilise the facilities to ensure high-quality reporting and adherence to professionalism when relaying election-related information.
The Council noted that it has at the same time deployed 150 Press Freedom Monitors to observe adherence to provision of and access to information for journalists.
They will also monitor cases of violation of journalists’ rights while covering the polls and respond to distress calls.
Media workers are advised to reach out to MCK via their 24 -hour hotline 0702 222 111and email safe@mediacouncil .or.ke in case of any violations.
The Council said it will undertake its media monitoring function during the election period to ensure professional conduct of journalists, media practitioners and media enterprises on elections reporting.