Dr. Kioko Ireri (Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication) hands over 48 copies of Media Law Handbook for Eastern Africa to Dr. Sylvia Ogola (University Librarian) on Tuesday, February 14. Looking on is Mr. Daniel Okello (Principal Librarian - Acquisitions).

Non-profit German political foundation - Konrad Adenauer Stiftung -  has donated 48 copies of a new book in media law to USIU-Africa’s Journalism Program.

Dr. Kioko Ireri (Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication) received the donation of Media Law Handbook for Eastern Africa during the book’s launch on Friday, February 3 at Aga Khan Graduate School of Media and Communications in Nairobi, from Mr. Christian Echle, the Foundation’s Director for Media Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Speaking on receiving the books from Dr. Ireri on Wednesday, February 15, University Librarian Dr. Sylvia Ogola announced the books will be available to undergraduate journalism and graduate communication studies in the Short Loan, References, Africana, and Circulation sections of the library.

The book is written by Justine Limptilaw, a visiting adjunct professor with the LINK Center at the University of the Witwatersrand, specializing in media, broadcasting, telecommunications, and space and satellite law. It explores various facets of media laws in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Eritrea and Ethiopia.