A recent Good Taste and Decency Survey by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) sought to gauge the current attitudes and perceptions of the Kenyan society on what constitutes good taste and decency in broadcasting.
The results of the study show that 66 per cent and 46 per cent of radio and TV audiences respectively find offensive content being broadcast in the media with greater concerns being the ability of media to influence children who may easily imitate them.
A majority of the audience also indicated that call-in programmes are notorious for $exually explicit content, strong language, and intrusion into private lives.
It is in this regard that many observers are keenly watching how some radio stations that have in the past thrived on such topics to draw in listener’s will navigate the new regime.
Only recently, the Kenya Film Classifications Board, while not within its mandate, sought to rein in programmes such Classic 105 FM morning show that have been spotlighted for their $exually explicit nature and intrusion into private lives especially with regard to the institution of marriage.
The show is co-hosted by two celebrities Maina Kageni and Daniel Ndambuki, who features on the programme as Mwalimu King’ang’i.
A 2014 a survey conducted by the Media Council of Kenya established that there were genuine concerns over the nature of broadcasts aired by local FM radio stations and infringement on the code of professional ethics.…CLICK NEXT BELOW TO CONTINUE READING..