State’s bid to starve media of adverts is a very good thing

Newspapers on sale in Nairobi. PHOTO | FREDRICK ONYANGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Like elsewhere in the world, Kenyan media have recently been laying off workers in a bid to cut costs as circulation and advertising revenues dwindle.

  • Digital media has been partly to blame for this.

I am going to be the first, and possibly last, independent journalist to write in praise of Kenya’s Government Advertising Agency (GAA).

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