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Episode 162: Ravi Naidoo takes us through 21 years of Design Indaba - Part 1

Date: 11 Feb 2016
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Central Darfur to establish four radio stations
Central Darfur to establish four radio stations

The government of Central Darfur has agreed with the federal Ministry of Information on the establishment of FM broadcasting stations in the state...

Sudanese newspaper El Akhbar ceases publication
Sudanese newspaper El Akhbar ceases publication

KHARTOUM: The management of El Akhbar newspaper has announced that it will cease publication indefinitely from Sunday onwards, over what it called "a financial crisis"...

Sudan security agents seize print runs of two newspapers
Sudan security agents seize print runs of two newspapers

KHARTOUM: Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Service seized the Thursday editions of two newspapers, their editors said, a week after allowing them to resume publishing following a temporary ban...

Two newspaper print-runs seized in Sudan's capital
Two newspaper print-runs seized in Sudan's capital

KHARTOUM: The print-run of Al Ayam newspaper in Khartoum was confiscated on Saturday. Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services also seized copies of Al Youm Al Tali newspaper on Friday...

Sudan security seizes print-runs of ten newspapers, suspends four
Sudan security seizes print-runs of ten newspapers, suspends four

Agents of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) halted the distribution of ten newspapers today. Four newspapers were suspended indefinitely...

S.Sudan security given key role in new media regulation bodies
S.Sudan security given key role in new media regulation bodies

JUBA: South Sudan formed two new media regulation bodies Thursday placing national intelligence officials on the boards of both, a decree on state radio said...

Newspapers seized again in Sudan
Newspapers seized again in Sudan

The Sudanese Journalists Network has condemned the confiscation of the print runs of four newspapers by Sudanese security services on Wednesday. No reasons were given for the seizures.

S. Sudan bans journalists from interviewing rebels
S. Sudan bans journalists from interviewing rebels

JUBA: South Sudan's government on Monday threatened to silence journalists if they broadcast interviews with rebels involved in the civil war...

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed
Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

Famous Brands "establishes platform for growth" in MENA
Famous Brands "establishes platform for growth" in MENA

Famous Brands on Wednesday, 9 April 2014, said it had established a strong platform for growth in the Middle East and North Africa regions with the signing of a master license agreement for Saudi Arabia‚ Lebanon‚ Morocco‚ Iran and Egypt.

By Zeenat Moorad

MTN opens service centre at South Sudan-Uganda border
MTN opens service centre at South Sudan-Uganda border

Mobile telecommunications company, MTN on Friday launched a customer service center at the South Sudan-Uganda border post in order to enhance business and improve communication activities in the region.

Zain reports Sudanese revenue growth
Zain reports Sudanese revenue growth

Kuwaiti telecoms giant Zain has reported 18 per cent growth in its Sudanese revenue despite a 35 per cent devaluation of the Sudanese pound during 2013.

By Chris Udemans

South Sudan SCOOP and Yahsat join forces
South Sudan SCOOP and Yahsat join forces

South Sudan SCOOP will join Yahsat's current and existing service provider in South Sudan, RCS, to further enhance Yahsat's presence and outreach in South Sudan.

Sudan security agents ban newspaper

State security agents in Sudan on Wednesday ordered a daily newspaper to stop publishing, its owner-editor said, bringing the number of papers banned in the country to four.

Newspapers seized by security services in Sudan

Agents of the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) confiscated the print run of Al Mashhad newspaper last Wednesday morning, and similarly seized of the daily newspapers of Al Gharar and Akhir Lahza on Thursday, without providing reasons.

Jonglei state wide radio to broadcast in May

Jonglei state FM, covering the eleven counties of South Sudan's largest and most easterly state, is soon to begin broadcasting news and current affairs programmes in both English and Arabic, according to Jonglei's ministry of information and communication.

Search for bravest women journalists
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WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

Press freedom in South Sudan deteriorates

South Sudan slipped 12 places in the annual press freedom index published by Reporters Without Borders (RWB) on Wednesday, 30 January 2013, leaving it at 124th out of the 180 countries ranked.

Sudan occupies bottom 10 of Press Freedom Index - Report

For the second year in a row, Sudan occupies one of the worst positions in the press freedom index 2013 published on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 by Reporters Without Borders. Out of the 179 countries included in the list, Sudan occupies number 170.

Prominent Sudan author says books seized
Prominent Sudan author says books seized

KHARTOUM: A prominent Sudanese author on Thursday, 11 October 2012, accused state security agents of seizing his books from an international book fair in Khartoum.

South African Tourism to open office in Nairobi
South African Tourism to open office in Nairobi

South African Tourism (SAT) plans to open a regional office in Nairobi during the 2013-2014 financial year, South African Tourism director for Domestic, Africa and Middle East, Phumi Ndlomo has disclosed.

Sudan seizes three papers

KHARTOUM, SUDAN: Sudanese security authorities on Sunday [2 September 2012] confiscated editions of three daily newspapers after being printed and without giving their editors any reasons.

Sudan complains of unregulated web journalism

KHARTOUM, SUDAN: A Sudanese official has expressed dissatisfaction with the existence of virtual newspapers and media outlets operating without regulation from the state, warning that they represent "a challenge to journalism".

Sudan university cuts classes after demos

KHARTOUM, SUDAN: Administrators at Sudan's main university have partially shut down the campus, sources at the institution said on Sunday, 15 July 2012, after several Arab Spring-style student protests sparked by high inflation.

Sudanese government blocks online newspaper

Online Arabic newspaper Hurriyat Sudan has reported that the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has blocked its website since 25 June 2012, following its coverage of protests in Khartoum and other towns.

Sudan blocks distribution of largest daily

KHARTOUM: Sudan's state security agency on Monday [4 June 2012] blocked distribution of the country's largest-circulation newspaper, which has criticised talks between Sudan and South Sudan, the newspaper's boss said.

Sudan steps up media harassment

KHARTOUM: Sudan has stepped up harassment of journalists and increased censorship in the wake of fighting with South Sudan, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday [17 May 2012].

Sudan papers say reports on 'spy' claims blocked

KHARTOUM, SUDAN: Sudanese intelligence agents have blocked the publication of articles alleging they bugged the offices of a leading opposition politician, editors said on Monday.

The Citizen wins court case against official

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN: First Grade Judge Duoth Kulang on Saturday, 21 January 2012, ruled the case opened against The Citizen in favour of the newspaper.

Sudan: Govt shuts pro-opposition newspaper

Khartoum: Security authorities in Sudan suspended on Monday [2 January 2012] the publication of the daily newspaper Ra'y al-Sha'b, hours after its copies were confiscated.

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