Kenya bans state advertising in private media
Posted Monday, February 27 2017 at 11:54
Mr Kinyua said that the new free circulating magazine will, in addition to championing the government agenda and adverts, carry articles of government programmes and opportunities for the youth and vulnerable groups, which is allegedly not carried by commercial media.
The previously thriving media sector in Kenya is shrinking, severely hit, partly by technological changes and a government advertising embargo.
Government advertising is tightly controlled by the Government Advertising Agency and is generally determined by how government officials judge coverage.
About 30 per cent of media advertising revenue comes from the government.