Should defending media be left to foreign activists?

Are local journalists too preoccupied with other issues and leaving the fight for Press Freedom to foreign activists? A journalist explores the idea after a recent visit by a team of international Press Freedom activists hosted by ACME.


I recently moved from New York to Nairobi to protect you better; to be closer to you,” declared Tom Rhodes of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) at a press briefing at Hotel Africana on September 23.
Rhodes was part of an international joint mission on freedom of expression that spent last week meeting up with, among others, government officials, statutory media regulators, media trainers, human rights groups and media owners, managers and editors in Uganda.

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