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Kenyan Press, Opposition Criticize Proposed Harsh Media Law

Kenyan media and opposition politicians have criticized media rules proposed by the government, saying they would muzzle the press and stunt democracy in the country. Kenyan members of parliament late on Thursday voted to pass a new law that empowers the government to form a powerful tribunal to draw up a code of conduct for the media. In an African region where several nations tightly control news-gathering, Kenya's media has enjoyed broad freedoms to criticize successive ...

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