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Stakeholders’ Consultation On Review Of The Programming Code For Broadcasting Services

Posted on: 25th September 2018

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is the statutory regulatory body charged with the responsibility of promoting and facilitating the development of the broadcasting industry in Kenya. The Kenya Information and Communications Act (KICA, 1998, as amended), gives the Authority the power to set standards for the time and manner of programmes to be broadcast by licensees under the Act, regulating and monitoring compliance with these standards, and carrying out any such functions as are necessary or expedient for the discharge of these functions.

Section 46H of the Kenya Information and Communication Act (KICA), 1998 (as amended) empowers the Authority to prescribe a Programming Code that sets the standards for the time and manner of programmes to be broadcast by licensees and requires that the code is reviewed every two years.

In this regard, the Authority developed a consultation paper on the review of the Programming Code that underwent public consultation between 18th December 2018 and 18th January 2019, where stakeholders were invited to submit their inputs and views. The Authority analysed the comments received and invited the stakeholders for a further review of the same on 28th February 2019.

The result of the Stakeholder Forum consultation of 28th February 2019 can be assess on here (closed Consultation on the Review of the Programming Code).

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