The Media Council of Kenya (MCK) will on Monday commemorate the World Press Freedom Day in Nairobi.
MCK has partnered with Communications Authority of Kenya, Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA), Open Society of Kenya(OSIEA), Canadian High Commission, National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), Transparency International (TI), Katiba Institute, Girl Child Network and Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) for this year’s commemoration.
The theme for this year’s celebration is Information as a Public Good which is a call to affirm the importance of cherishing information and exploring what can be done in the production, distribution, and reception of content to strengthen journalism, and to advance transparency and empowerment while leaving no one behind.
This year’s celebration coincides with the 30th year anniversary of the 1991 Windhoek Declaration for the Development of a Free, Independent and Pluralistic Press, which led the UN to proclaim World Press Freedom Day in 1993.
The MCK together with FHI360 will also launch the Media Sector Legislative Review Report.
This is a review of legislations affecting the practice of journalism and media in Kenya. The analysis looks at 20 laws that, in one way or another affect the performance of the media in Kenya.
The event will be presided over by Hon. Justin Muturi, Speaker of the National Assembly, accompanied by Ms. Esther Koimett, CBS, Principal Secretary, State Department for Telecommunications and Broadcasting, Ministry of ICT, Innovations and Youth Affairs.
The event will be hosted by the Media Council of Kenya, led by Chairman of the Council, Mr. Maina Muiruri and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. David Omwoyo.