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Weekly Citizen articles

These are the articles that resulted in a government raid late last month. Hat tip Avash!

Kibaki Senile: Who Is Ruling Kenya?

By Citizen Team Weekly Citizen, February 20th-26th, 2006

The increasingly besieged regime of President Mwai Kibaki scarred by the Anglo- Leasing graft allegations that has seen some of its key pillars crumble is […]

Press Freedom Letter to Kibaki

In solidarity with Keguro…

Dear President Kibaki:

On March 2, 2006 government forces raided the headquarters and printing plant of the Standard Group. In addition to destroying equipment and newspapers, they shut down the KTN news station.

This latest attack follows the jailing of three journalists from Standard Newspaper, attacks on Citizen Weekly, and ongoing […]

Attack on the Standard

It’s seems like the proverbial shit will not stop hitting the fan in Kenya.

Just landed back from San Francisco to find this mess.

I mean what the hell is this all about? I’m totally perplexed. Doesn’t this “crack sqaud” have better things to do, for instance like solve real crimes? Wasn’t the […]

Africa Fresh!

Featuring wonderful African writers. Get your copy now.

G21 is also featuring a number of Kenyan writers this week. Moraa Gitaa on “Maji na Uhai“, Simiyu Barasa on “Kenya: The Drinking Nation“, Joy Wanjiku on “Porn and Feminism“, and

Hat tip Rod!

You an aspiring African writer looking to get published (hello […]

African blogosphere hits the mainstream press…

First, the Nigerian blogosphere was recently featured in the mainstream press. And the Washington Post featured Sudanese rebels who are running their rebellions via blogs. Then Thinker and other Kenyan bloggers get profiled in the Standard (with proper attribution and all!) courtesy of this post.

AOB: Mtaa FM.

Giving credit where it’s due…

While Pt IV. of the Kenyan journalism series is still cooking, I’d like to give credit where it’s due. I’d like to see more pieces like this.

AOB: If all goes as planned, this will soon change. A conversation with a parliament insider about a week ago revealed that there is no real reason […]

What is ailing Kenyan journalism Part III?

Spurred on by more comments…

I’d like to start be revisiting a line in Gukira’s post that inspired Pt. I: “We have long complained that the Western press presents “rubbish stories,” indifferent to “real issues.” Is the Kenyan press no less complicit?” It’s been interesting to see some of the comments citing the same reasons […]

What is ailing Kenyan Journalism Pt. II?

Some more interesting / thought-provoking stuff from the comments section.. .my response to some of the issues raised is in bold.

Acolyte: Speak of the devil. Starting a paper may not be hard but keeping it running will be hard,the advertising pie in kenya is not all that large. Kenyan Pundit:True.

Acolyte:Let me […]