People in Nairobi, Kenya. Editorial credit:  Authentic travel / Shutterstock.com

Kenya

Kenya holds regular multiparty elections. However, pervasive corruption and brutality by security forces remain serious problems. The country’s media and civil society sectors are vibrant, even as journalists and human rights defenders remain vulnerable to restrictive laws and intimidation.

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Freedom in the World — Kenya Country Report

Kenya is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.

In the high-stakes battle between states and technology companies, the rights of internet users have become the main casualties. Illustration by Mitch Blunt

Freedom on the Net— Kenya Country Report

Kenya is rated Partly Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.