The Media Council Act

The Media Council of Kenya
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Under this Act, journalists and the media in general are expected to ensure that the freedom and independence of media is exercised in a manner that respects the rights and reputation of others. the right to freedom of expression does not extend to; propaganda for war, incitement to violence, hate speech or advocacy of hatred that constitutes ethnic incitement; vilification of others or incitement to cause harm; or is based on any ground of discrimination.

The Act also demands that journalists or the media should protect national security, public order, public health and public morals.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Kenya Union of Journalists
Private Sector
National Gender and Equality Commission
Public Sector
Media Owners Association
Private Sector
Kenya Editor's Guild
Private Sector
Law Society of Kenya
Private Sector
Consumers Federation of Kenya
Private Sector
Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 


Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts