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German media groups furious after 32 reporters barred from G20

BERLIN - German media groups protested Wednesday after government authorities at last week's G20 summit suddenly withdrew the accreditations of 32 journalists on unspecified security grounds...

13 Jul 2017

Media watchdog urges Algeria to free journalist

ALGIERS - Press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders on Wednesday urged Algerian authorities to release a freelance journalist and fixer who was arrested and accused of spying...

13 Jul 2017

Afex calls for end to crimes against journalists

Network of African free expression groups calls for end to impunity for crimes against journalists...

10 Jul 2017

#WNC17: Highlights from Day 1

DURBAN: Following the Women in News Summit, the men were ready as ever to take the stage, with the second half of Day 1 at the World News Media Congress kicking off with a roundtable on sports news as a major driver for media innovation...

8 Jun 2017

#WNC17: Turkish journalist Can Dündar receives the Golden Pen Award

DURBAN: Turkish journalist and former editor-in-chief of Cumhuriyet newspaper, Can Dündar is the deserving recipient of the Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom award of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers...

8 Jun 2017

Wan-Ifra calls on South Africa government to protect media freedom

The Board of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (Wan-Ifra) has called on the South African government for renewed solidarity in the wake of threats to media freedom...

8 Jun 2017

New censorship board in Zimbabwe to "regulate and control" media

A new Board of Censors has been put in place to regulate and control the media and film industry in the digital era in Zimbabwe...

1 Jun 2017

Media threats increase in Kenya

Kenyan threats to media ahead of August polls: beatings, harassment of journalists and bloggers go uninvestigated...

30 May 2017

Ethiopian journalist jailed for talking to dissident

Ethiopian journalist Getachew Shiferaw was sentenced to 18 months in prison Friday for speaking to a dissident, capping a case that rights groups have called an assault on press freedom.

29 May 2017

Demolition of Nigeria's Breeze FM an "open attack on the press"

On May 22, 2017, security operatives and officials of the Nasarawa State Urban Development Board stormed the premises of privately-owned Breeze FM and razed the building.

25 May 2017

Madagascar targets Radio Jupiter

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns radio journalist Fernand Cello's arrest in Madagascar...

19 May 2017

Côte d'Ivoire's new media bill criminalises press offences

Authorities in Cote d'Ivoire have introduced a new media bill containing provisions that criminalise press offences...

16 May 2017

Al-Jazeera English suspended in South Sudan

Reporters Without Borders condemns the decision by South Sudan to suspend the Al-Jazeera English bureau in Juba until further notice...

15 May 2017

Media under gun in Africa

Press freedom is being increasingly compromised in Southern Africa, where journalists and media owners are being targeted for exposing the truth...

By Shenaaz Jamal 4 May 2017

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International

Audi pulls 'sexist' China ad after public outcry

SHANGHAI, China: German automaker Audi apologised on Thursday over an advertisement it aired in China that was slammed as sexist for showing a bride-to-be being roughly examined like a piece of livestock.

21 Jul 2017

Facebook to test news story paywalls: report

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook will test limiting the number of published news stories that can be read for free on its Instant Articles platform for premium publishers, US media reported on Wednesday.

21 Jul 2017

NBC News launches new broadcast on Snapchat

NEW YORK - NBC News launched a news show Wednesday on Snapchat, a first-of-its- kind broadcast aimed at wooing a younger audience.

21 Jul 2017

Scopen: Industry trends in Mexico vs South Africa

Scopen has just finished presenting its 4th edition of Agency Scope in Mexico. More than 40 agencies subscribed to the report and were able to learn and understand the state of the industry in a turbulent period.

By César Vacchiano 20 Jul 2017

Boomerang pet survey highlights role of pets within families

Boomerang Africa, channel and home of popular animal characters like Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo and Bugs Bunny, has released the results of a new study looking at the role pets and animals play in family life.

20 Jul 2017

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