Media Council of Kenya (MCK)

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The Media Council of Kenya (MCK) is a pivotal institution in the Kenyan media landscape, dedicated to upholding the standards and ethics of journalism. As an independent national institution established by the Media Act of 2004, MCK plays a crucial role in the regulation of media and the conduct of journalists in Kenya1.

A Commitment to Excellence and Professionalism

MCK’s mission is to enhance professionalism in the media industry. It achieves this by accrediting journalists, ensuring they possess the right skills and adhere to the Code of Conduct for the Practice of Journalism in Kenya2. This commitment to excellence is evident in their recent activities, including efforts to enhance skills in independent content production and pushing for professionalism in medical research reportage3.

Advocacy and Support for Journalists

MCK is also at the forefront of advocating for the rights and safety of journalists. They provide advisories on reporting sensitive topics like violent crime, death, and tragedies, and have recently appealed for support for foreign journalists operating in Kenya3. Their dedication to journalist welfare is further demonstrated by their actions, such as moving to court to push for journalists’ compensation3.

Educational Initiatives and Community Engagement

Education and community engagement are also key aspects of MCK’s work. They organize events like World Radio Day and the Annual Journalism Excellence Awards to celebrate and encourage high standards in journalism3. These initiatives not only recognize journalistic achievements but also foster a sense of community and shared purpose among media practitioners.


The Media Council of Kenya stands as a guardian of journalistic integrity, advocating for a responsible and professional media environment. Through its various programs and initiatives, MCK is shaping a future where media not only informs and educates but does so with the utmost respect for ethical standards and the public interest.

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Ground Floor, Britam Centre, Mara/Ragati Road Junction, Upper Hill P.O. Box 43132-00100
+254 727 735252, +254 702 558233, +254 702 558234,+254 702 558453 +254 0111019200
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