The Foreign Correspondents Of East Africa on Wednesday night released a statement complaining of online attacks from Kenyans on social media regarding their coverage on the unfortunate Riverside Drive terror attack.
According to the association, attacks on Kimiko de Freytas-tamura after her employer, the New York Times, used photos of dead Kenyans from the scene when reporting, were unwarranted.
As the association expected an apology from Kenyans, they were hit by a rude shock of even more trolls from Kenyans and louder calls for the deportation of the New York Times correspondent.
As a nation we should not be allowed to be intimidated by print terrorists in the name of foreign correspondents who sensationally report on fires, election and calamities in developing nations. If @kimidefreytas becomes casualty of @nytimes unbalanced policies so be it.
— Frank Mengi (@frankmengi) January 16, 2019
Wow! We really admire your teamwork,the way you've stood together. In the same spirit,we Kenyans shall too stand together until you call out those insensitive bastards at NY to retract the way they publish the articles/photos in a different way from how they do it in US/UK! FOH
— Mr Cube ???? (@nomadickenyan) January 16, 2019
You can do your journslism elsewhere…..we have our own…
— Kemei (@geoffrey26) January 17, 2019
If the Newyork times policy is to paint Africa as a desperate basket case while shootings against unarmed black men in their country are ignored.
— kinoti wa Mwirigi (@mkenyharisi) January 16, 2019
I can’t paint Kenya on bad light and expect to be handled by velvet cloves “dhinwakucho “
— peter ongondo (@pacemanp77) January 16, 2019
Do you still want us to debate on this? The statement means nothing to me the bottom line is the message was sent and you received it period
— Mugomatic (@Mugomatic1) January 16, 2019
— Jack sparrow???????? (@kritixsam) January 17, 2019
'we defend the right of readers to protest what they deem offensive….but '
Do you also decide (defend) how they protest?
— allan justus (@allanmwailika) January 16, 2019
Ok we get it that this board is daft, not a single bright mindLoading...
— Not now (@peepn) January 16, 2019
— Abdruleone (@Abdurleone) January 17, 2019
Keep it to yourselves!
— Grey Colins Kones (@colkon) January 16, 2019
You guys still don't get it. That's what we call "too much English accompanied by catwalking" . No showing victims bodies. Simple
— wanjohi githae (@wanjohigithae) January 16, 2019
This is Bullshit tbh
— ???????????? ???????????????????? (@menteh_) January 16, 2019
Are you people serious? This statement should be read with contempt because its content us full of contempt too!!!
— Wuod Leah, Ph.D. (@Nyuka_Bel) January 17, 2019
The same journalistic standards that apply when covering terror in France and the UK don't apply here? By all means, that photo was inappropriate, moreover she had a choice before clicking send
— maina kangangi (@HugsMaina) January 16, 2019
She was hostile and disrespectful to Kenyans. She should be a responsible journalist
— Daniel Kamau (@dagkamau) January 16, 2019
Nonsense!! Start respecting the African humanity, we are not primates
— Moses Kite ???? (@naghmoo) January 16, 2019
Did you guys read the responses she was giving on 15th? Were they 'respectful' to Kenyans, and the families of the victims? Stupid condescending mindset…
— ~ Coast-Mopolitan ~ (@MkalaFuLL) January 16, 2019
— Tony (@tonygichuki) January 16, 2019
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