KTN's Zubeida Elected to National Media Body

  • KTN news anchor Zubeida Kananu
    KTN news anchor Zubeida Kananu
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  • KTN news anchor Zubeida Kananu Koome has been elected as the Kenya Editors Guide (KEG) Vice President during the 2021 annual general meeting.

    In the elections held on Saturday, April 24, Nation's Head of Development and Learning Churchill Otieno retained his post at the Guide's Chairman while Citizen TV Business Editor Joseph Bonyo was elected as a council member for TV.

    The other Council members elected include; Ruth Nesoba (Radio), Linda Bach (Print), Prof George Nyabuga (Academia). Trustees are Pamella Sittoni, Arthur Okwemba and Masai Martin Ndei.

    Citizen TV Business Editor Joseph Bonyo
    Citizen TV Business Editor Joseph Bonyo
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    The Kenya Editors’ Guild is the professional association for editors in Kenya, including senior print, broadcast and online editors, and scholars of journalism and media studies. 

    The association and its members have committed themselves to defend and promote media freedom and editorial independence, and promote quality and ethical journalism.

    They also provide a forum for sharing ideas and experiences that are critical in and for the media.

    Two days ago, the Editor's Guild criticised the Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti for summoning the editorial leadership of Royal Media Services.

    The team had been summoned over an exposé the company broadcast showing how police hired out guns to criminals.

    “As far as we can tell, there is no criminal investigation against Royal Media Services’ editors and reporters over the production.

    "The Police Service should therefore expend its energy, time and resources to investigating possible criminal activities within its ranks and ensuring that the culprits are brought to justice,” Otieno said.

    The guild has advised Royal Media Services to ignore the summons and to limit engagement with the Police Service.

    Kenya Editors Guild (KEG) president Churchill Otieno at a luncheon in Nairobi on May 21, 2019.
    Kenya Editors Guild (KEG) president Churchill Otieno speaking at a luncheon in Nairobi on May 21, 2019.
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