A Study of Foreign Influence on Newspapers in Kenya from 1900 to 1980

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This study gives an historical account of foreign ownership of newspapers in Kenya. Since the establishment of the first newspaper in the early 1900s, to the modern publication of daily newspapers in Kenya, the press has been dominated by foreign owners, writers and advertisers. Before independence from Britain, foreign domination was expressed by the total disregard of the African by the newspapers. After independence, foreign domination continued as the government, dedicated to the free enterprise capitalist system, has not made any substantial effort to nationalize already established newspaper companies. In 1977 the first African-owned newspaper, a weekly was established. Today, … continued below

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Okeniyi, Elizabeth Wako August 1981.

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This study gives an historical account of foreign ownership of newspapers in Kenya. Since the establishment of the first newspaper in the early 1900s, to the modern publication of daily newspapers in Kenya, the press has been dominated by foreign owners, writers and advertisers. Before independence from Britain, foreign domination was expressed by the total disregard of the African by the newspapers. After independence, foreign domination continued as the government, dedicated to the free enterprise capitalist system, has not made any substantial effort to nationalize already established newspaper companies. In 1977 the first African-owned newspaper, a weekly was established. Today, there is no African-owned daily newspaper. All indications are that only the modernizing process will result in African ownership and control of newspapers.

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Okeniyi, Elizabeth Wako. A Study of Foreign Influence on Newspapers in Kenya from 1900 to 1980, thesis, August 1981; Denton, Texas. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663530/: accessed May 18, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; .

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