Gender, Justice & Freedom of Expression

“For the freedom of Expression to be preserved, there is need to look deeply into and tackle the deliberate misogyny and hate speech that is fast manifesting through gender misinformation” this is according to Ms. Irene Khan, Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights to Freedom of Opinion and Expression. Speaking during the APC members consultative meeting, Ms. Khan emphasized the need to contextualize such attacks,...

IAWRT Kenya members win in Annual Journalism Excellence Awards 2022

Three members from IAWRT Kenya chapter won in the 2022 Annual Journalism Excellence Awards (AJEA), known as one of Kenya’s prestigious journalism awards which was established since 2012 for print, broadcast, and now digital journalism Former IAWRT Chairperson Rachael Nakitare received the Lifetime Achievement Award for her contribution to the media development in Kenya over the years. Rachael has been involved in mega media projects locally...

Online VAW Against Women Journalists Covering the Elections in Kenya

Various groups in Kenya talked on Twitter Spaces on July 7, 2022 to discuss the online violence women journalists are going through as they report on elections. Less than a month before the elections, there has been a surge in online violence against female journalists. IAWRT Kenya member Cecilia Maundu served as the host/moderator and Toepista Nabusoba served as one of the panelists. “As journalists, we’re increasingly expected to...

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