Kenya

Kenyan Media Not Happy About New Journalism Regulation Bill

Proposed tribunal would have the power to fine journalists for breaking a code of conduct

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Kenya's media has expressed outrage after parliament approved a bill imposing regulation on journalists.

In a late-night sitting on Thursday, MPs voted to set up a communications tribunal with the power to impose fines for breaching a code of conduct.

Media houses could face fines of $234,000 (£146,000), and individual journalists up to $12,000 (£7,000).

The bill still needs to be approved by President Uhuru Kenyatta before becoming law.

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