Bloggers and online commenters renew media criticism in Kenya and South Africa

New forms of media criticism are gaining ground in countries such as Kenya and South Africa. The Twitter hashtag #SomeoneTellCNN prompted US news channel CNN to back away from identifying Kenya as a “terror hotbed”. And before elections in Kenya in August, male dominance of expert panels on television was challenged with the hashtag #SayNoToManels.

“New technology has changed the traditional system for media accountability. Bloggers and commenters on social media analyse and criticise media ethics and practice”, says David Cheruiyot, visiting researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute. Photo: Mats Hellmark

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