BAKE to train Kenyan lawyers on how to defend freedom of expression

Past BAKE Workshop in Nakuru on Internet and the Law
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The Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) will host 2 training workshops for Kenyan lawyers where they will be trained to better understand freedom of expression, digital rights and access to information among others. The workshops will be organized under the iFreedoms Kenya project which is run by BAKE.

The workshops will be held in Nairobi and Mombasa and will target at least 50 Advocates of the High Court. The first training will held in the month of October from 10th to 13th in Mombasa while the second training will be held in November from 27th to 30th in Nairobi.

This is a strategic move by BAKE that envisions the future availability of a pool of lawyers that better understand freedom of expression matters and that can represent and advise bloggers, journalists and other Kenyans online.

 

The training workshop has been accredited by the Law Society of Kenya and participants will be awarded One Continuous Professional Development (CPD) point.

The Mombasa training is open to Advocates practicing in Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Lamu, Tana River and Makueni Counties. The Nairobi training is open to Advocates practicing in all other towns across the country.

The training workshop is supported by the Media Legal in Defense Initiative (MLDI), a United Kingdom based organization, that promotes media freedoms in the world through supporting legal initiatives.

Deadline for application is 22nd September 2017.  To apply for the free training, go here: ifree.co.ke/training.

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