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Al-Shabaab: sensational media reports about Kenyan terror attacks keep kids out of school

By Marco Alfano, Lecturer, Lancaster University
Joseph-Simon Goerlach, Assistant Professor, Bocconi University
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Sensational reporting on terror attacks in Kenya is keeping children out of school, with dire consequences for their education and their futures.

That is the conclusion we came to in a recent paper that examines how local media reporting on terrorist attacks affected primary school enrolment in Kenya between 2001 and 2014.

We found that households with access to such media reports were more likely than homes without access to feel that they…The Conversation


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