- Wednesday, 08 April 2015
The Authority has today called for comments from the public and all interested parties on the draft Programme Code and Complaints Handling Procedure for broadcasting services in the country.
The Kenya Information and Communications Act, 1998 and the Kenya Information and Communications (Broadcasting) Regulations, 2009, mandate the Authority to prescribe a programming code for free-to-air radio and television services. The Programming Code is meant to set standards for time and manner of programmes to be broadcast by the licensees. In particular the Code aims to
The Code takes cognizance of the lasting impact that media has on society. The Code has therefore been developed to reflect Kenya’s national values, aspirations and dreams and at the same time ensure that the broadcasting industry displays a high sense of responsibility, morality, fairness and honesty at all times.
To protect consumers of broadcasting services, the Authority has also developed a draft Complaints Handling Procedure. The Procedure is meant to provide a fair, uniform and effective mechanism for resolving broadcast content related complaints escalated to the Authority for regulatory intervention.