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Malawi: Govt revives media gagging law! Bill to regulate Facebook, Twitter and online media

As if to prove to the country that the DPP has learnt nothing from their tragic legacy on poor governance, this week, the Peter Mutharika administration has announced that it will be introducing a new media gagging law...

By Nyasa Times 12 Jun 2015 09:28

Angola journalist Rafael Marques convicted of defamation

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned the suspended six-month prison sentence given to Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais over his book outlining human rights abuses connected with the country's diamond mining industry...

By Elena Pramesberger 1 Jun 2015 11:09



Namibia again tops African press freedom charts

Namibia has moved five places on the global press freedom charts, becoming 17th in the world, while clinging onto its top spot in Africa - for the fourth year running...

7 May 2015 14:29

Nigerian military releases Al Jazeera journalists

Al Jazeera has confirmed that its two journalists held by the Nigerian military since 24 March 2015 have been released...

7 Apr 2015 09:35

Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutral

PARIS, FRANCE: Egyptian telecoms and media magnate Naguib Sawiris, who is set to take a majority stake in Euronews, pledged on Friday not to interfere in coverage by the pan-European TV news channel....

2 Mar 2015 07:35

One step forwards, one back for democracy

If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

By Anton Harber 2 Mar 2015 06:14

Jailed journos: Greste freed, now for Fahmy and Mohamed

NEWSWATCH: CAIRO, EGYPT: With Peter Greste freed from jail in Cairo, efforts are now directed at getting his colleagues freed as well...

2 Feb 2015 07:08

Bad karma? Hackers hit Gaborone daily

GABORONE, BOTSWANA: The Editor of the Gaborone Mmegi suspects a state organisation is behind a hacking attack last week, reports Mail & Guardian...

30 Jan 2015 08:48

SADC Media Awards entries now open

Entries to the 2015 South African Chapter of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition are officially open...

28 Jan 2015 09:13

World's press condemns attack against Charlie Hebdo

WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum condemn yesterday's attack against French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo that has left 12 dead and at least four seriously wounded (Video)...

8 Jan 2015 07:40

Will satire lose its religious punch following Charlie Hebdo attack?

NEWSWATCH: The Mail & Guardian reports that 11 are dead and many more seriously injured due to a shooting at the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo...

7 Jan 2015 14:13

Baa-a-d-d sheep... Egypt slammed for 'sham trial'

NEWSWATCH: Three Al Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt are to be retried. Their original trial (the 'evidence' included footage of sheep and horses) has been slammed as a sham by international media and the international community...

2 Jan 2015 07:44

Egypt court to hear jailed Jazeera reporters' appeal

CAIRO, EGYPT: Egypt's top court hears an appeal today by three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists as expectations of their release grew amid a thawing of Cairo's ties with Qatar, the channel's base...

31 Dec 2014 10:11

Australian journalist marks a year in Egyptian jail

CAIRO, EGYPT / SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste marks a year in prison in Egypt today, with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop downplaying hopes that he will be released before a 1 January appeal...

29 Dec 2014 09:53

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