Nairobi, Kenya ; Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania ; Kampala, Uganda : LawAfrica : Strathmore University, 2010.
Book — 1 online resource (183 pages) : illustrations
Globalization: It's Impact on the African Nations' Media Systems -- The Case of Kenya / Mustafa Y Ali
Ethical Journalism: Individual Challenge and Collective Responsibility / Karen Sanders
Media and the Common Good: Seeking the Truth and Reporting it / Elizabeth W Gachenga
Freedom of the Media in Kenya / Charles N Kanjama -- The Media, Truth and Human Dignity / Catherine Dean
Media and Responsibility / Oketch Kendo
Media and the Family: Reflections of a Mother / Maximillia Muninzwa
The Media in Kenya: A Human Rights Context / Maina Kiai
Why the Media Doesn't 'Get' Religion / Don Feder
Framing the Constitutional Referendum of 2005: Did the Media Serve the Common Good? / Peter Oriare
The Legal Implications of Libel in Kenya / PLO Lumumba
Media Language: Serving the Common Good / Martyn Drakard
Responsible Journalism and Promotion of the Common Good in Kenya: A Philosophical Appraisal / Michael Ntabo Mabururu and Philip Musi Nyongesa.
On 30th December 2008, the President of Kenya, His Excellency Mwai Kibaki, assented to the controversial Kenya Communications (Amendment) Act 2008 which commenced on 2nd January 2009. This Presidential move had a deep impact on the long discussions, arguments and negotiations that were already in high gear by October 2006, when the Fourth Annual Ethics Conference on Media and the Common Good was held at Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya. The essays in this book make a case for media freedom as well as media responsibility. Let the media create a culture of truth. Let the media not forsake the citizens; let them seek and disseminate the truth; let them not destroy the education, virtues and faith for which so many have shed their blood in Kenya, Africa and elsewhere. May reason prevail, guided by wisdom towards Truth.
Appendix: Thurgood Marshall's Draft Bill of Rights for Kenya, 1960.
Introduction. 1. Marshall and Mboya. 2. Tricky Constitution. 3. Writing Rights. 4. Discriminating Friends. 5. Anarchy is Anarchy. Epilogue. Appendix: Thurgood Marshall's Draft Bill of Rights for Kenya, 1960. (source: Nielsen Book Data)