During the past year, RSF observed that the various investigations have been marked by opaqueness and lack of cooperation between Kenya and Pakistan.
Kenya’s fermenting disinfodemic seemingly fuelled by political, economic and personal interests.
Kenya’s broadcasting regulator threatens to shut down 6 broadcasters for coverage of protests in the country.
ARTICLE 19 reports on how weak content moderation of social media platforms can transform them into hotbeds of ‘disinformation’, ‘hate speech’, and discrimination.
Evidence points to the fact that the killing of editor and producer, Betty Muthekele Barasa, by assailants who invaded her home, could be linked to her work.
Instead of investigating the corrupt practices involving firearms, the director of the Kenyan National Police Service’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations targets the media outlet that carried the exposé.
Ghanaian news site taken offline temporarily, over a piece on Kenya’s gambling industry, points to a surreptitious form of censorship based on a U.S. copyright law.
COVID-19 related legislation, surveillance practices and implementation of regulations have led to an erosion of online and offline civil liberties in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
Strategies used to contain COVID-19 in Kenya have had a negative impact by violating freedom of expression and citizens’ privacy.
The African Internet Rights Alliance (AIRA) has urged two Special Rapporteurs to publicly call on Kenya and Nigeria to ensure that their cybercrimes laws do not restrict fundamental rights and freedoms during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Seven years in the making, Kenya’s newly passed Data Protection Act, 2019 looks set to protect individuals’ privacy and regulate the processing of personal data.
Disability rights were at the centre of the Kenya Internet Governance Forum with participants discussing obligations for the state and for private companies for persons with disabilities.
The High Court of Kenya has temporarily lifted the ban on Rafiki. Judge Wilfrida Okwany delivered the ruling on 21 September 2018, stating “I am not convinced that Kenya is such a weak society that its moral foundation will be shaken by seeing such a film.”
ARTICLE 19 undertakes an analysis of Kenya’s Draft Computer and Cybercrimes Bill 2017, to assess its compatibility with international human rights standards.