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
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
Fighting between M23 rebels and government forces has intensified near Goma, the capital of the eastern province of Nord-Kivu, since 20 May 2013. As well as causing new civilian casualties, the clashes and the actions of some rebels are endangering many journalists and the availability of diverse, freely-reported news and information.
28 May 2013 12:13
Information and Broadcasting Services Deputy Minister Poniso Njeulu has urged Times of Zambia to consider opening more outlets in rural areas to enable more people have access to information.
By Brian Hatyoka 27 May 2013 11:07
Reporters Without Borders condemn the Burundian national assembly's adoption last week, 4 April 2013, of a bill that would rein in press freedom by reducing protection for sources, increasing fines and requiring all journalists to have a university degree regardless of their work experience.
9 Apr 2013 14:02
11 March 2013 will go down as a very significant day for the media in Rwanda. The day signaled an end to years of constant lobbying and deliberations in the corridors of power with the publication last Monday of the Official Gazette containing several new media-related laws, most of them revisions of older ones.
By Kenneth Agutamba 18 Mar 2013 13:04
CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2013 Awards.
14 Mar 2013 12:34
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 10:33
The United Nations has expressed "deep disappointment" at a 30 November 2012 decision of the Congolese media regulatory body to suspend transmissions of Radio Okapi. Broadcasts of Okapi, a partnership between the UN and Fondation Hirondelle, have been scrambled since Saturday in some parts of the country.
4 Dec 2012 11:53
More than 100 participants from 25 countries attending this week's African Editors Forum in Kigali, Rwanda, heard how the Declaration of Table Mountain campaign and a complimentary initiative led by African Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, Pansy Tlakula, are encouraging heads of state to repeal criminal speech laws and lift restrictions on a free press.
29 Nov 2012 11:25
Reporters Without Borders and Journalist in Danger (JED), its partner organisation in Democratic Republic of Congo, wrote to Jean-Marie Runiga, the political coordinator of the M23 rebel movement, voicing concern about the dangers for journalists working in M23-controlled territory, especially Rutshuru, in the eastern province of Nord-Kivu, and asking him to take action to stop the threats and guarantee their safety.
23 Oct 2012 16:49
Anthony Kasunda, the chairperson of the Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) has been elected chairperson of the MISA Regional Governing Council (RGC) at the 2012 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 29 July 2012, at the Indaba Hotel and Conference Centre in Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa.
By Gregory Gondwe: @Kalipochi 31 Jul 2012 11:38
RNW [Radio Netherlands Worldwide] works together with correspondents around the world. Some of these journalists work in countries where press freedom is severely restricted. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, it's not just the state authorities who hamper reporters, but anyone who feels he/she has some sort of power. And a journalist is a good target for anyone wanting to fill his/her own pocket.
By Elles van Gelder 30 Jul 2012 11:59
Journaliste en Danger (JED) welcomes the 26 May 2012 release of Radio Liberté journalist Pili Pili Kasaï. Military officials also returned the station's equipment, including its transmitter, in a move that signals the probable lifting of the station's suspension in the near future. Radio Liberté is a privately-owned Butembo-based station.
30 May 2012 12:10
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