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Cameroon uses anti-terror law to silence critical press

Cameroon's broadly worded anti-terror law is being used by authorities to arrest and threaten local journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in a report released this week...

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Nigerian journalist wins BBC World Komla Dumor Award

Each year the BBC awards an outstanding African journalist with the BBC World News Komla Dumor Award...

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ABN appoints new digital media head

Peace Hyde, West Africa correspondent for Forbes Africa, has been appointed head of digital media and partnerships for Forbes Africa Online...

13 Sep 2017

Tech, media, telecoms show celebrates 20 years

AfricaCom, Africa's leading media, telecoms and technology show celebrates its 20 year anniversary this year....

11 Sep 2017

BBC's ‘What's Up Africa' is back

A new series of ‘What's Up Africa' launches this week and will broadcast daily with latest news across the continent in an off-beat tone...

8 Sep 2017

Cameroon releases three journalists jailed under anti-terror law

Atia Tilarious Azohnwi, Tim Finnian, and Hans Achomba, a freelance documentary filmmaker, are the journalists released from jail in Yaoundé, Cameroon....

4 Sep 2017

Egypt blocks dozens of websites, including media sites

Egypt extends its assault on freedom of expression by blocking dozens of websites, including those of the media, UN experts warn...

31 Aug 2017

#Pamro2017: The challenges in changing media consumption habits

How does ‘going digital' in the television market affect content and viewership patterns? Kui Kariuki from Ipsos Kenya looked at what happened with Kenya's digital migration...

By Louise Marsland 28 Aug 2017

Hate speech declared “an act of terrorism” - Osinbajo

Hate speech will no longer be tolerated in Nigeria, said acting-president Yemi Osinbajo, declaring it “an act of terrorism”...

21 Aug 2017

Kenyan journalists harassed, detained, reporting on election violence

Authorities in Kenya should credibly investigate incidents of harassment against journalists covering the aftermath of August 8's disputed elections...

19 Aug 2017

It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint

The media is at the forefront of generating awareness over environmental issues...

By Pietari Kaapa 18 Aug 2017

Putting control back in the hands of content creators

Public Vine's cloud-based software gives creators and broadcasters their own platform to promote their content...

17 Aug 2017

#AfricaAchiever OMG Digital aims to reach Africa's millennials

Our Africa Achiever this month is co-founder of OMG Digital in Ghana, Jesse Arhin Ghansah...

By Louise Marsland 14 Aug 2017

How to save SA from state capture and media elitism

Critical questions about South Africa's political future, the economy, media and its sustainability, and how to combat the fake news scourge, were all addressed at the Daily Maverick's The Gathering 2017 series...

By Louise Marsland 4 Aug 2017

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