In the press, we cry bitter sweet tears

World Press Freedom Day

Journalists in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, march during a procession to mark the World Press Freedom Day on May 3, 2021.

Photo credit: Jared Nyataya | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • With all the horrors of media repression, there is still something good in it.
  • It’s proof that the media is doing serious journalism which matters.

World Press Freedom Day came on May 3, and there were a lot of tears. The picture in the wider East Africa wasn’t pretty, with no country showing improvement in its press freedom standings.

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