NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya and China are set to sign a
Memorandum of Understanding in order to boost
cooperation in the media sector, a Kenyan official said
Information, Communications and Technology (ICT)
Principal Secretary Sammy Itemere told Xinhua in Nairobi
that under the agreement Beijing will build a media
center for state owned Kenya Broadcasting Corporation.
will provide capacity building for the Kenyan media
industry as way to increase Sino-Kenya exchanges,”
Itemere said during the inauguration of the council
members of the Universal Service Advisory Council (USAC).
the deal with China, will enable Kenyan media
practitioners to access the latest media technology.
result is that Sino-Kenya cooperation will facilitate
local media to play its role in development especially
through dissemination of critical information,” he
The PS said
that the collaboration will provide a platform for
citizens of Kenya and China to learn about the cultural
diversity of their respective countries.
that as a result of the digital migration, Kenya has
been able to attract Chinese investments into the media
investment has enabled Kenya to reap from the digital
dividends as a result of switching from the analogue
broadcasting,” he said, noting that such media firms as
StarTimes has invested heavily in Kenya to develop a
digital terrestrial and satellite network that has
enabled rural areas to access digital television