Report encountered threats, journalists urged

Journalists should report to the police the threats they receive during work

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Mr. William Oloo Janak the chairman of Kenya Correspondents Association (KCA) talking to journalists

Report encountered threats, journalists urged

Journalists rights on freedom of expression according to article 33 of the constitution is infringed by quacks.

Speaking to journalists in Eldoret town in Uasin Gishu county during a one week training, Miriam Bomett a lawyer in the High Court revealed that 99% of journalists are not aware of their rights of freedom to access of information.

“Article 33(1) of the constitution states that every person has a right to freedom of expression of which some of you don’t have a know how,” she said.

Moreso she encouraged journalists on the right of the access to information as it is stated in article 35(1) of the constitution.

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Mr. William Oloo Janak the chairman of Kenya Correspondents Association (KCA) talking to journalists

Mr. William Oloo  Janak the chairman of Kenya Correspondents Association (KCA) talked on safety and security of journalists which is a big challenge on gathering and reporting news due to the threats they receive from people.

“Most journalists receive threats from unknown and known people that at times leads to fear that make them give false information,” he stated.

He went ahead to challenge journalists to be free to report to the police the threats they receive, saying it was unfortunate that a large number of journalists never knew the importance of doing so.

He trained journalists on the different ways to use and live securely while in the field of journalism and encouraged them to be reporting any threat terming that no threat is seen as being minute.

The training that brought together 13 journalists from different media houses was conducted by Deutsche Welle Akademie (DWA) headed by the Kenya Project Manager from Germany Sigrid Thomsen and KCA Chairman William Oloo Janak.