[Your thoughts on local Media coverage of Safaricom’s massive downtime?] Concentration risks

Patrick

I completely agree with you on this. However, I have a different solution to this. Local media stopped being the only source of major news today. Many a time news breaks out through bloggers and influencers on social media. The mainstream media is quickly becoming irrelevant as they continue depending on big ad spenders. They should have gone down market long time ago.

The issue of big media houses pandering to their advertisers is neither new or is it confined to Kenya. To focus on one entity is disingenuous to say the least…

And by the way there’s nothing like ‘free’ in media. Free is Facebook and Google. And see where that’s getting us.. someone must pay the piper brother. If not now then eventually. The bill eventually comes due. No two ways about it.

Regards

Ali Hussein

+254 0713 601113

Twitter: @AliHKassim
Skype: abu-jomo
LinkedIn: ke.linkedin.com/in/alihkassim
Blog: www.alyhussein.com

“Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought”. ~ Albert Szent-Györgyi

Sent from my iPad

> On 10 Nov 2018, at 10:09 PM, Patrick A. M. Maina via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
> Is our media truly independent, objective and fearless as they claim – especially when it comes to reporting on their most lucrative customers? Compare to the prominence and coverage of reports on Government website downtime, as well as Huduma downtimes for example…
>
> My take is, when you have an entity (or group of entities) that the media appears to “fear” or “favor” more than the Government, the potential for impunity and abuse that comes with such power should be of great concern to any regulator. At the very least, it can allow public interest problems (or their impact) to stay under the radar for a long time with a heavy cost to the wider economy.
>
> A healthy (and free) media should have well diversified revenue streams such that there is minimum conflict of interest that is potentially attributable to the concentration of market power. Yet another solid reason (imo) for modernization of our anti-trust regulations.
>
> ====
> I wonder if the CCTVs are affected.. hopefully there is a proper continuity plan in place.
>
> ====
> As stated in my earlier email just a few days ago, dominant players should be mandated by law to demonstrate adequate provision for continuity and resiliency across all economic sectors where they are active – with independent audits, certification and testing of their BCP, DRP etc – the frequency of which should be aligned with potential severity of downtimes.
>
> ====
>
> Have a great weekend!
> Patrick.
>
>
> On Saturday, November 10, 2018, 5:39:15 PM GMT+3, Twahir Hussein Kassim via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:
>
>
> Hannington, kindly brief us on the Dadaab example.
>
>
> On Sat, Nov 10, 2018, 12:50 Hannington Oduor via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke wrote:
> Dadaab refugee camp has a classic example of such a network and bearing it’s location and the regulation, it’s a potential data resource area.
>
> On Thu, Nov 8, 2018, 16:39 Twahir Hussein Kassim via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke wrote:
> Listers,
>
> Am looking at rolling out a community network in Kilifi. What are the government regulations on this? CA website is silent on this.
>
> Regards,
> Twahir
> _______________________________________________
> kictanet mailing list
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke
> lists.kictanet.or.ke/mailman/listinfo/kictanet
> Twitter: http://twitter.com/kictanet
> Facebook: www.facebook.com/KICTANet/
> Domain Registration sponsored by www.eacdirectory.co.ke
>
> Unsubscribe or change your options at lists.kictanet.or.ke/mailman/options/kictanet/hanningtondr%40gmail.com
>
> The Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) is a multi-stakeholder platform for people and institutions interested and involved in ICT policy and regulation. The network aims to act as a catalyst for reform in the ICT sector in support of the national aim of ICT enabled growth and development.
>
> KICTANetiquette : Adhere to the same standards of acceptable behaviors online that you follow in real life: respect people’s times and bandwidth, share knowledge, don’t flame or abuse or personalize, respect privacy, do not spam, do not market your wares or qualifications.
> _______________________________________________
> kictanet mailing list
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke
> lists.kictanet.or.ke/mailman/listinfo/kictanet
> Twitter: http://twitter.com/kictanet
> Facebook: www.facebook.com/KICTANet/
> Domain Registration sponsored by www.eacdirectory.co.ke
>
> Unsubscribe or change your options at lists.kictanet.or.ke/mailman/options/kictanet/twahir%40hussein.me.ke
>
>
> The Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) is a multi-stakeholder platform for people and institutions interested and involved in ICT policy and regulation. The network aims to act as a catalyst for reform in the ICT sector in support of the national aim of ICT enabled growth and development.
>
> KICTANetiquette : Adhere to the same standards of acceptable behaviors online that you follow in real life: respect people’s times and bandwidth, share knowledge, don’t flame or abuse or personalize, respect privacy, do not spam, do not market your wares or qualifications.
> _______________________________________________
> kictanet mailing list
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke
> lists.kictanet.or.ke/mailman/listinfo/kictanet
> Twitter: http://twitter.com/kictanet
> Facebook: www.facebook.com/KICTANet/
> Domain Registration sponsored by www.eacdirectory.co.ke
>
> Unsubscribe or change your options at lists.kictanet.or.ke/mailman/options/kictanet/pmaina2000%40yahoo.com
>
> The Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) is a multi-stakeholder platform for people and institutions interested and involved in ICT policy and regulation. The network aims to act as a catalyst for reform in the ICT sector in support of the national aim of ICT enabled growth and development.
>
> KICTANetiquette : Adhere to the same standards of acceptable behaviors online that you follow in real life: respect people’s times and bandwidth, share knowledge, don’t flame or abuse or personalize, respect privacy, do not spam, do not market your wares or qualifications.
> _______________________________________________
> kictanet mailing list
> kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke
> lists.kictanet.or.ke/mailman/listinfo/kictanet
> Twitter: http://twitter.com/kictanet
> Facebook: www.facebook.com/KICTANet/
> Domain Registration sponsored by www.eacdirectory.co.ke
>
> Unsubscribe or change your options at lists.kictanet.or.ke/mailman/options/kictanet/info%40campusciti.com
>
> The Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) is a multi-stakeholder platform for people and institutions interested and involved in ICT policy and regulation. The network aims to act as a catalyst for reform in the ICT sector in support of the national aim of ICT enabled growth and development.
>
> KICTANetiquette : Adhere to the same standards of acceptable behaviors online that you follow in real life: respect people’s times and bandwidth, share knowledge, don’t flame or abuse or personalize, respect privacy, do not spam, do not market your wares or qualifications.

_______________________________________________
kictanet mailing list

KICTANet Admin information

Related Posts

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.