Media and Journalists as Brands

October saw mass migration of television journalists to KTN which is under the new management raising questions about how their brand and the stations they work for Every few years, a Tsunami happens in Kenyan newsrooms. Previously, you would tune to a television station and see a “new” face from a competing station. Then, it… Continue reading Media and Journalists as Brands

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Nation Group Turns 50

A  critical  look  at  East  Africa’s  media giant  as it marks  50 years Nation Media Group, the largest independent multi-media house in East and Central Africa, is celebrating 50 years. Founded by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1959, NMG commands a powerful presence in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania and nurses ambitions of conquering the… Continue reading Nation Group Turns 50

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CBS FM Defies Museveni Conditions to Re-Open Radio

Kingdom rejects government conditions for reopening radio saying President Museveni should instead apologize for closing down the station. By Apollo N. Makubuya, Attorney General of Buganda Kingdom General David Tinyefunza’s missive to General Salim Saleh of January 12 and General Y. K Museveni’s demands for the owners of CBS to apologize for the September 2009… Continue reading CBS FM Defies Museveni Conditions to Re-Open Radio

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ET Reveals Abuse of Office at Kenya Government’s New Weekly

ET reveals abuse of office at Kenya government’s new weekly The newspaper project that was mooted to support the government’s rural development efforts is riddled with intrigue, nepotism and crafty schemes that have left Roy Gachuhi, a noted journalist and media trainer, with a bitter taste in the mouth. Gachuhi, whose gripping investigative series about… Continue reading ET Reveals Abuse of Office at Kenya Government’s New Weekly

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President Paul Kagame Tops Media

President  enjoys publicity  in media  owned either by ruling  party or struggling businessmen  Ahead of the August 2010 presidential elections, the visibility of various candidates and their agendas will of course depend to a large extent on accessibility to the media. President Paul Kagame seems ready to take up another seven-year term and all indications… Continue reading President Paul Kagame Tops Media