'The State of Blogging and Social Media in Kenya 2015 Report' was compiled by the Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) and seeks to highlight the significant gains made by bloggers in Kenya in the promotion of free speech, as well as the creation of quality and diverse content about Kenya on the internet.
The Cabinet Secretary for ICT, Dr Fred Matiang'i, officially launched the Report. In his remarks, Dr Matiang'i said the Government of Kenya wants to safeguard the freedom of expression and support the growth and institutionalization of blogging and social media in Kenya.
'Kenya has an historical opportunity to develop a unique society, with open communication and strengthened democratic space. Let’s take shared responsibility for the social media space, developing a culture of engagement and decency. Together we’ll move Kenya forward,’ said Mr Matiang’i.
The Cabinet Secretary further informed about the Government’s work on the Cyberspace Bill and Access to Information Bill, and he welcomed engagement on both legislative proposals.
Further information can be found on the Citizen Journalism website, Kenya Monitor.