TV signals turned off

I have seen the video and it is really informative. However, I doubt if Kenyans will take it seriously. They have been trained to think differently and to be defensive at all times. The video does not justify switching off TV signals as well.

Regards
Hillary K. Cheserek
Senior Network Engineer
KENET

From: “Dorcas Muthoni via kictanet” <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>
To: “hcheserek” <hcheserek@kenet.or.ke>
Cc: “Dorcas Muthoni” <dmuthoni@gmail.com>, “KICTAnet ICT Policy Discussions” <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke>
Sent: Friday, February 2, 2018 3:15:02 PM
Subject: Re: [kictanet] TV signals turned off

Ali, view this video [ https://www.facebook.com/nasdaily/videos/977587759060043/ | https://www.facebook.com/nasdaily/videos/977587759060043/ ] to get an idea why media is harmful to civilians. Pay attention to the last 30 seconds.
I am sure you appreciate this bit as well.

No one one should acquire a licence to use the spectrum, only to predominantly serve personal and paid interests. I guess you know that only three out of the 43 TV stations are affected by this. They have all mainly grown on the premise that politics sells in Kenya. Who sets the agenda, they do. It is common sense that politics in Kenya thrives on tribalism.

If you think the content (especially political) served by the 3 TV stations is doing more good than harm, i think the exact opposite.

This list enables different perspectives to be shared while shaping the industry. We cannot afford to lean on one side.

And by the way, i think our constitution still needs lots of work, we cannot blindly say that it is the best we can ever have. And what about democracy, i am not sure of any perfect democracy anywhere in the world, neither do i think that it is really working in many parts of the world.

On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 1:02 PM, Ali Hussein < [ mailto:ali@hussein.me.ke | ali@hussein.me.ke ] > wrote:

Dorcas
Yours is a one sided conversation. Why are you not talking about our leaders who have disappointed the nation more than the press can ever do.

Look at what is happening right now. The use of the instruments of state to circumvent a court order. When those who are supposed to protect us and uphold the law are the ones who are circumventing it where does this leave us as a citizenry?

Why do you not talk about that?

This list is an equal opportunity offender. Most of us here do not necessarily subscribe to any particular political pursuit when it comes to ICT issues. We discuss issues here that affect the ICT Sector and how it is perceived by local and foreign investors. You tell me whether what is currently happening is good for this country.

Kiswahili twasema – Ukiona mwenzako anyolewa chako kitie maji.. (if you see your friend being shaved, please prepare your head because you will surely be next).

My earnest and sincere plea to the government is not to take this country on a slippery slop of disrespecting our democracy and constitution. This is our Govt irrespective of our political divide.

Regards

Ali Hussein
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On 2 Feb 2018, at 11:41 AM, Dorcas Muthoni via kictanet < [ mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke | kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke ] > wrote:

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Brother Ali, Trust me, the media has let me down. There were days when it was a true fourth estate but today, the same rot that has eaten many sectors is well alive and blooming in the media.

Please share your perceived risks to national security the self-inauguration poses to you and me. One sided risk assessment is self-destructive.

On Feb 1, 2018 3:47 PM, “Ali Hussein” < [ mailto:ali@hussein.me.ke | ali@hussein.me.ke ] > wrote:

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Semantricks my dear sister.. A play with words doesn’t detract from the fact. Who more than politicians have turned this into personal interest?

Ali Hussein
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Hussein & Associates
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On 1 Feb 2018, at 12:02 PM, Dorcas Muthoni via kictanet < [ mailto:kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke | kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke ] > wrote:

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@Ali and @Kiama, the word is politricks.

Reporting politics obsessively for personal and paid interest. This is where I fault the media. They know themselves.

This trend does not benefit the professional media or the followers but rather brings selfish political games to your channel.

On Feb 1, 2018 9:50 AM, “Mutemi wa Kiama” < [ mailto:eddiekiama@gmail.com | eddiekiama@gmail.com ] > wrote:

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Dorcas?

Don’t report politics? Don’t report corruption, mismanagement, theft of public resources, abuse of office? Don’t report LIFE in Kenya is what you are saying. You want to stay in your ignorance perch and enjoy your comfort zones. Thing is, you won’t know what hits you when it crumbles.

#LestWeForget: When local TV stations were arbitrary switched off during digital migration, notwithstanding that the global deadline was over a year away providing room for negotiation & structured migration, the CS in charge of information/ICT was… drum roll… incidentally, one Fred Matiang’i!!! YaHoo!

Let’s keep feeding the pet python by doing nothing, after all, we are not media. No way internet can be shut down surely!

Ni mimi,

Edwin Kiama

Thoughts become things… choose the good ones!

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