The Committee to Protect Journalists called on authorities in South Sudan to immediately reopen the Nation Mirror...
20 Sep 2016
Eritrea: 15 years later still no information on jailed senior politicians and independent journalists...
19 Sep 2016
The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has recommended training for police and other security forces that is focused on protecting journalists...
16 Sep 2016
The government of Zimbabwe's Computer Crime and Cyber Crime Bill would severely limit citizens' access to information...
11 Aug 2016
United States concerned over escalating press intimidation in Lesotho...
19 Jul 2016
Zimbabwe government comes under fire for blocking the internet and mobile messaging services during protests, 6 July 2016...
Dewa Mavhinga 7 Jul 2016
Uganda must investigate break-ins at groups' offices, halt impunity - pattern of attacks indicates perpetrators enjoy impunity, claims Human Rights Watch...
28 Jun 2016
Al Jazeera has strongly condemned the sentencing to death of two journalists in Egypt...
21 Jun 2016
Africa Day statement from Right2Know calls for freedom of expression in Africa...
25 May 2016
The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.
Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013
WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.
22 Feb 2013
The events and developments of the past six months in Africa have demonstrated that the rise of social media has not only revolutionised the business environment, but also redefined the political scene by shaking the foundation of dictatorship, lack of service delivery and corruption for the first time since the dawn of independences.
Issa Sikiti da Silva: @sikitimedia 5 Jul 2011
"African people - like me - are completely disillusioned with the performance of their leaders because of what they have done and what they are doing, and for me these people should not be called leaders, but rather the elite," Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of former South African president Thabo Mbeki and chairman of the SA Institute of International Affairs, said, speaking at the CNN-MultiChoice media forum currently taking place in Bryanston, Johannesburg, on Friday, 24 June 2011.
Issa Sikiti da Silva: @sikitimedia 24 Jun 2011
Yesterday, Tuesday, 3 May 2011, was the 20th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, begun in Namibia as the Declaration of Windhoek, a statement of principles calling for a free, independent and pluralistic media throughout the world. Celebrations around the world were tempered with concerns about the erosion of press freedom and in South Africa, SANEF called on Government to review its proposed legislations that has seen SA downgrade from 'free press' to 'partly free'.
4 May 2011
WASHINGTON: The number of people worldwide with access to free and independent media declined to its lowest level in over a decade, according a Freedom House study released yesterday, 2 May 2011. The report, Freedom of the Press 2011: A global survey of media independence, found that a number of key countries experienced significant declines, producing a global landscape in which only one in six people live in countries with a press that is designated Free.
3 May 2011