ORIARE, MRMBEKEPETER.  2010.  Framing the Constitutional Referendum of 2005: Did the Media Serve the Public Good. A Chapter in Media and the Common Good. J Infect Dis. 2000 Aug;182(2):459-66. : LawAfrica Publishing Abstract
The Kenyan media in 2005 framed the Referendum Campaigns to suit specific interests withing certain ethical imperatives to serve the common good as defined by each media house depending on the target audiences they serve. The book recommends that media houses improve their adherence to the faireness doctrine and declare their editorial positions on sensitive national issues among others.
ORIARE, MRMBEKEPETER.  2010.  The Media We Want: The Kenya Media Vulnerabilities Study. J Infect Dis. 2000 Aug;182(2):459-66. : Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Abstract
The Kenyan Media have operating in an predictable and swiftly changing political, social, cultural, economic and technological environment that have heavily influenced its development.
ORIARE, MRMBEKEPETER.  2010.  Mass Media in Kenya: Systems and Practice. J Infect Dis. 2000 Aug;182(2):459-66. : Jomo Kenyatta Foundation Abstract
The book provides a candid and detailed analysis of hte history, development and status of the media sector in Kenya. Using a systems approach, the author focuses on critical and current debates on the status of working conditions of journalists and media training institutions, the state of investigative journalism, media institutional frameworks and media civil society in Kenya. Additionally, it discusses the role of media owners within the larger debate on the contribution of media to good governance and social transformation in the country. It proposes models for supporting media in Kenya.


ORIARE, MRMBEKEPETER.  2008.  The Role of Mass Media During the 2007 Post-Election Violence in Kenya. Media in Peacebulding and Conflict Prevention Conference held in Bonn, Germany during the DW Global Media Forum, 2008. : Duetche Welle Abstract
The paper discuss the role of mass media during the 2007 post-election violence in Kenya. The paper argues that while few media houses were responsible, the majority were irresponsible. However, it is not what they did during the conflict that matter but what they published before and during the 2007 election campaigns. Most studies by KNCHR, KHRC, CIPEV and IREC indict media for their unprofessional behavior that inflammed ethnic animosity that burst open immediately after the announcement of the disputed election results.
ORIARE, MRMBEKEPETER.  2008.  Law Regulation and Politics in Kenya since 2002. BBC World Service Trust Policy Brief No. 1. : BBC World Service Trust Abstract
The paper discusses the impact of legal and regulation framework on mass media in Kenya. It argues that weak, irresolute and inadequate legal, regulatory and policy framework inherited from the colonial administration and perpetuated by the Kenyatta, Moi and Kibaki regimes have undermined the role of media in politics.
ORIARE, MRMBEKEPETER.  2008.  KENYA MEDIA SECTOR ANALYSIS REPORT NOVEMBER 2008. J Infect Dis. 2000 Aug;182(2):459-66. : Friedrich Ebert Stiftung



Oriare, P.  2006.  The Media ahd the Public Good at Strathmore University Annual Conference. , Nairobi: Strathmore University
Oriare, P.  2006.  The Media Business and the Law. NACAA.
Oriare, P.  2006.  Improving Media Coverage of Biotechnology. ISAAA.


ORIARE, MRMBEKEPETER.  2005.  Media score Card Report: The Coverage of the Referendum Campaigns 2005. AWC/FES Research Publications. : AWC and FES Abstract
The study systematically quantified media content on indicators such as independence, accuracy, fairness, diversity of opinion and open access to media institutions. The study gave the media a clean bill of health on accuracy test but faulted it on the fairness side in its coverage of the Referendum Campaigns. The study also found that the media presented diverse shades of political opinion from various stakeholders representing both sides of the Referendum Campaign.





Oriare, P.  2001.  MI-USAID's HIV/AIDS poll.



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