Editor's Review

The conference will bring together journalists, community representatives, and civil society organizations. 

The Media Council of Kenya (MCK) and Katiba Institute will on Friday, July 22, host a one-day conference at Sarova Panafric Hotel to evaluate the performance of players in the elections discourse. 

This follows the successful summit on media elections and access to information held on 7th June 2022. 

The conference will provide an opportunity for discussion between media and duty bearers playing key roles in the August polls on coverage, especially on access to information and the safety of journalists. 

"The meeting will seek to provide a platform for national discourse between stakeholders on the role of the media in the upcoming election, help entrench the culture, and practice of utilizing the access to information law in promoting accountability and promote the safety and security of journalists and human rights defenders," part of a joint statement by MCK and Katiba read. 

{Kevin Mabonga head of communications at Katiba Institute in a past engagement.}

The conference will bring together journalists, community representatives, civil society organizations, and representatives from key institutions involved in the electoral process. 

Among key guests who will grace the event include the Principal Secretary of State Department of Broadcasting and Telecommunication, Esther Koimett, and MCK CEO David Omwoyo.