22 November 2008

Kenya and the media

Raila: West not to blame for bad press
By LUCAS BARASA Posted Friday, November 21 2008 at 14:01

The foreign media should not bear the blame for their reporting on Africa, Prime Minister Raila Odinga has said. He disagreed with some speakers at Congress of African journalists held at the Stanley Hotel, Nairobi who said that foreign media only highlighted negative aspects on the continent such as war, disease, floods and other disasters. “I don’t agree with Mutua (director of information Ezekiel Mutua) that you don’t uncover your mother’s nakedeness,” he said. “I believe it is time we in Africa put our act together and our house in order.”

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