Kenya: Media Law Provokes Protest, Arrests

01/12/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Nairobi -- Kenyan police on Friday arrested several well-known media personalities who had gathered in Nairobi to demonstrate against a new media bill passed by Parliament this week.

The bill, which is now awaiting presidential ratification, would allow the government greater freedom to seize journalists' equipment and would empower government agents to open and search postal mail.