Refugee realities in Kenya - Daadab, Eastleigh
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Reporting on terrorism presents a number of dilemmas and paradoxes to the media, whose responsibility is to inform the public objectively, fairly and accurately.
Thus, there are many unsettling questions on the ways the media report terrorism.

Such questions include whether or not the media are accomplices to the aims of the terrorists, who crave cheap publicity; whether the media are not actually magnifying the threat and fear in people in the way they report terrorism instead of allaying their fear; and whether or not the media are really objective and accurate in the way they report terrorism and in their narrative and framing of terrorists.

Since the Westgate Attack on 23 September 2013 , that left over 70 people dead and several injured, the attacks have escalated into 2014, with the recent being the Likoni Church attack that left 6 people dead and several injured and the grenade attack at a restaurant within Eastleigh area of Nairobi.
In response, the Kenyan Government put in place measures to curb the rising acts of terrorism. The Government deployed security personnel within the country, the most notable being the heavy presence of police in Nairobi’s Eastleigh area.

The forum dubbed, “The Realities of Refugees in Daabab,” not to provide absolute answers to the questions because there can never be consensus on the complex issue of how the media report should report on terrorism. Rather, to argue that the theatrical and dramatic ways the media report terrorist acts encourage further violence.
The forum brought together mainly journalists working in the broadcast and print media as well as bloggers, and human rights
Those who facilitated the sessions included: Mr Al amin kimathi the Muslim Human Rights Forum executive director, Mr. Ben Rawlence, the Open Society Foundation fellow, Mr Patrick Gathara a Blogger and Mr Kwamchesti Makokha a Media Consultant.

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