KENYA: Court Suspends Media Blackout

On 1 February, the Kenyan High Court halted the government’s shutdown of three private television channels, suspending the shutdown for 14 days until the hearing of the case. The government issued a shutdown following the media coverage of opposition leader Raila Odinga’s unofficial inauguration on 30 January. After the shutdown, many employees from the three targeted networks refused to leave their offices for fear of arrest.


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