Global Politics

International Media in Kenya Walk Fine Line

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A supporter of Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga reacts during a political rally at the Kibera slums in the capital Nairobi, March 12, 2013. Allies of Kenya's defeated presidential contender Odinga filed a petition on Tuesday asking the High Court to compel the electoral commission and mobile operator Safaricom to release documents to bolster their claim the vote was stolen. REUTERS/Gregory Olando (KENYA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) - RTR3EW9O

Kenyan authorities have announced a crackdown on foreign media, limiting who can cover events in the country and imposing new rules for credentials.

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Mukoma Wa Ngugi of Cornell University, tells anchor Marco Werman that western journalists can do more to offer nuanced coverage of Kenya.

"We are in a very dangerous place," Mukoma Wa Ngugi says."And we, meaning journalists, writers, we have a role to play so we don't become this country where we're at nationalistic war, whether it's metaphorical or real, with all outsiders."

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