Kenya's president on Wednesday rejected a controversial media bill passed by parliament that critics have slammed as an attempt to muzzle the press.
28 Nov 2013 12:30
Thirty minutes was all it took. On Thursday, 31 October, 60 Members of Parliament debated and then passed the highly contentious Kenya Information and Communications (Amendment) Bill, 2013.
15 Nov 2013 11:01
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.
By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33
Two leading international media organisations today called for the unconditional release of imprisoned Ethiopian journalists and pledged to join forces to help improve the working and legislative environment for news media, during a joint press freedom mission to the country.
8 Nov 2013 09:33
Since 2010, there has been significant institutional progress for press freedom in Africa. The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) passed a resolution in November of that year urging governments to repeal criminal defamation.
By Katie Ebner-Landy 9 Aug 2013 08:46
From 6-8 November 2013, the African Media Initiative (AMI) will hold its flagship annual convention, the African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF), in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, focused on the theme "Media and the African Renaissance." It will be AMLF's sixth edition.
By Amadou Mahtar Ba 1 Aug 2013 12:05
On Sunday, 21 July 2013, more that 100 journalists and media managers from broadcast, print and online media came together in Mogadishu to discuss the proposed new media law which was adopted by the Council of Ministers of Somalia, and they renewed their objections to the draft media law.
22 Jul 2013 13:54
At a debate held by the National Union of Somali Journalists late last week more than 30 media representatives from radio stations, television network operators, newspaper and international news organisations expressed their objections to the proposed draft Law on Media.
21 Jul 2013 09:49
CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards.
14 Mar 2013 12:34
Ethiopian police have arrested without charge two editors of the independent Amharic weekly Ethio-Mihdar, according to local journalists.
8 Nov 2013 05:57
According to a report on Africa Review, the production of two Tanzanian newspapers, Mwananchi and Mtanzania have been banned for "three weeks and three months respectively".
30 Sep 2013 10:11
Authorities in Somaliland earlier this week officially banned the operations of recently established, London-based television network, Kalsan TV, in Somaliland.
25 Jul 2013 11:33
Gunmen shot and seriously wounded a Somali journalist in the volatile southern port city of Kismayo, officials and colleagues said Thursday [30 May 2013], the latest in a string of attacks against the media.
31 May 2013 09:17
Ugandan police on Tuesday, 28 May 2013, assaulted and detained several journalists who were among a crowd of demonstrators protesting the government's closure of four independent news outlets, according to news reports and local journalists.
30 May 2013 11:24
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