KENYAN PRESS UP IN ARMS OVER MEDIA BILL

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NAIROBI: Kenya’s media reacted with shock and outrage on Friday after parliament voted through a bill that could see journalists and outlets slapped with huge fines for violating a code of conduct. In a late-night sitting Thursday, MPs voted to set up a government-appointed Communications and Multimedia Appeals Tribunal with the teeth to impose penalties of up to 20 million Kenyan shillings (173,000 euros, $234,000) on offenders and even bar journalists from working.

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