Kenya to consolidate spike in tech use during COVID-19

Media Watch: Kenya to consolidate spike in tech use during COVID-19

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 02:43 pm

Kenya’s Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Joe Mucheru, says use of technology spiked because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a result, “we are working with the internet providers to ensure young people are protected,” the Minister told the press during Sunday’s coronavirus daily press briefing by the Health Ministry.

We are focusing on training those using technology. Our target is is to train over 5000 young people on how they can go online and get jobs to earn a living; we are working on ensuring cyber space is safe for everyone.

He thanked the media for their involvement in helping educate the public in that direction via educational content on TV and radio.

On the area of privacy he said: “Data protection law is already is place. We shall be employing a commissioner in two weeks time. Our goal is to protect people’s privacy.”

Ethiopia restores internet to western Oromia after 3-month blackout

South Africa impose jail term for COVID-19 fake news

Facebook to help combat coronavirus fake news in Nigeria

Kenya arrests coronavirus fake news peddler

UNESCO bemoans misinformation amid coronavirus pandemic

African governments battle coronavirus fake news

Journalists in Uganda demand colleague’s freedom

Media freedoms in Somalia

US embassy calls out fake news over Nigeria pastor’s visa

Nigeria army arrests journalist,

Burundi jails journalists

Ethiopia ombudsman decries info blackout

AP racist photo, BBC’s Kobe – LeBron mix-up

Internet outage in Togo

Beninese radio station fires all employees after suspension

Burundi arrest journalist over corruption report

Ghana remembers slain anti-corruption investigator

Cameraman assaulted in Nigeria

Ethiopian journalists associational dreams

Journalists detained in Uganda and Malawi

Western Ethiopia internet cut, Sudan bans pro-Bashir press