Thursday

Kenyan Bloggers are they a threat?

.....and the struggle continues....... I believe some politicians and powerful businessmen who have over the years enjoyed the fact that they are "Untouchable" by any media house due to the power, money and connections they have are now in fear and hate the mention of the word BLOG.


The way information has been passed down especially the Nation Media Scandal, is way too fast and the sad part to it according to the politicians and the "powerful" people is that its targeting majority of people who influence on making decisions. Their fear is that as technology is becoming more and more available to young people who in turn are using it to better their life and those of the ones they love. By so doing, the role of KBC, when it comes to government matters and that of Nation newspaper has been practically reduced. Kenyans now tend to read or hear information that will benefit and not one sided story.

Now this brings me to the scary part if Blogs are that dangerous is it true they might shutdown some websites from being visited in Kenya? Well, about a week ago, a fellow blogger who has a blog hosted at Wordpress told me that he could not access his site nor the wordpress site for about a day or two......whats scary about this is that the NMG Scandal is hosted at wordpress,...now was this a trial to see if they can block some internet sites or pretty much pre-approve what Kenyans can access on line?

With that in mind, are bloggers a threat?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

ITS AMAZING WHAT KENYAN BLOGGERS HAVE DONE ONLINE, READING FROM ALL THIS BLOGS IS MUCH FUN THAN DEALING WITH ALL THOSE CHAIN LETTERS, .....YES AS A BLOGGER U CAN INFLUENCE CHANGE AND THAT IS WHAT IS HAPPENING. BLOGGERS ARE A THREAT AND A BENEFIT TO A COUNTRY LIKE OURS

Sue said...

I think bloggers have a lot of influence.. Si you've read tHiNKEr's room.. I think that is the best... And yeah i read somewhere in some News.. sikumbuki ni wapi.. Ati wordress had been restricted....
But they can't hide for ever.. That's the good news..

G.G said...

With elections being around the corner.....wewe blogger uko matatani

hash said...

Bloggers will continue to have a big influence, especially in places where traditional media has been throttled by government intervention.

The best way to not let them close specific websites down is by using the same strategy that makes bloggers successful: TRANSPARENCY. Make sure the story is told and the ones who are responsible are called out on it.