KCA CALLS FOR ENHANCED SECURITY FOR JOURNALISTS AND RESPECT OF LABOR RIGHTS

2 May

African Press International (API)

  • By Dickens Wasonga,

Kenya Correspondents Association (KCA) joined the media fraternity in Kenya, the Eastern African Region and globally in marking the 2013 World Press Freedom Day being marked on May 3 with a call for enhanced security and good pay for the scribes.

In a statement released in Nairobi to various media houses KCA said it was concerned that the Kenyan media environment has over the last one year recorded increasing cases of threats to the safety and security of journalists and general disregard for their labor rights.
According to the Association, at least 25 journalists have reported various forms of threats to their security and safety in different parts of the country over the last six months.
Some of these threats have been reported in the media and statements recorded with the police but a number of threats have remained less pronounced but serious enough to undermine the…

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