The role of the media and communication in democratic governance is the
subject of increasing attention from international development actors.
The situation in Kenya has potentially profound implications for and
lessons relevant to many other countries. The briefing is an early
contribution to a process of learning those lessons and particularly
situates its analysis within debates on democratic governance and
This policy briefing is rather designed to enable those not familiar
with the media scene in Kenya to develop an understanding of what has
happened. It is produced in the belief that these issues have important
policy learnings and consequences not only in Kenya, but in many other
Abdi, J.; Deane, J. The Kenyan 2007 elections and their aftermath: the role of media and communication. Policy Briefing No. 1. BBC World Service Trust, London, UK (2008) 16 pp.