Syria, Iraq, Egypt most deadly nations for journalists. In South Africa, as and when the contraversial POIB becomes law, journalists could face very stiff penalties.
31 Dec 2013 06:44
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
The wife of a hunger-striking Libyan journalist has told Amnesty International of her disbelief that her husband has been imprisoned and denied bail for 'offending' the judiciary under an al-Gaddafi-era law.
11 Apr 2013 13:46
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
Bloomberg, the site for business and financial market news, is calling on freelance reporters with English-language capabilities to cover business and general news.
2 Oct 2012 10:06
DARMSTADT, GERMANY/PARIS, FRANCE: 3 May 2012 marks World Press Freedom Day, an opportunity to celebrate the gains and highlight the work still to be achieved in securing freedom of expression for the world's press. Material on show will include work by South Africa's Zapiro.
13 Apr 2012 09:38
DUBAI, UAE: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers has called on Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to end violence and intimidation against media professionals and take strong measures to end impunity in Pakistan, the world's most dangerous country for journalists.
5 Mar 2012 07:52
TUNIS, TUNISIA: The Arab Free Press Forum opened today, 23 January, in Tunisia with a celebration of the gains that have been made in Middle East press freedom, but with a reminder that much more needs to be done.
23 Jan 2012 13:10
TUNIS, TUNISIA / DUBAI, UAE: Yemeni "Arab Spring" activist and journalist Tawakkol Karman, laureate of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, will open the Arab Free Press Forum, the annual event organised by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), to be held in Tunisia next week.
19 Jan 2012 11:24
The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI) has issued a statement in which it condemns what it terms the "arbitrary and degrading expulsion" of journalist Radwan Hifani from his office at the Assabah newspaper on 21 December 2011, due to his public and continuing solidarity with Rachid Nini, the imprisoned editor-in-chief of el-Masaa newspaper.
30 Dec 2011 06:33
VIENNA, Austria: Several journalists were attacked and injured during the military crackdown on anti-military protestors in Egyptian cities this weekend, according to news reports.
22 Nov 2011 08:54
TRIPOLI, LIBYA: A 13-member Arab and International delegation of media support organizations is conducting a week-long visit to Libya, to assess the media situation, show solidarity with independent Libyan journalists and fledgling free media, conduct workshops and find ways to support independent media in the wake of revolution.
2 Nov 2011 10:37
BEIRUT, LEBANON: Aboubakr Jamaï, the co-founder and former managing director of the weekly newspaper Le Journal Hebdomadaire and a pioneer of the independent press in Morocco, has been presented the 2010 Gebran Tueni Award in a ceremony in Beirut, Lebanon.
14 Apr 2011 11:15
Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by the steadily worsening climate of harassment and intimidation that the Ethiopian authorities have imposed on the media, especially the private media.
25 Mar 2011 06:25
Four New York Times journalists detained in Libya have been released and handed over to Turkey's embassy in Tripoli, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said yesterday, Monday 21 March 2011.
22 Mar 2011 12:32
LONDON: The panel of judges has been announced for the eighth Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards set to take place on 30 June 2011. The annual awards aims to encourage more prolific reporting of economic opportunities in Africa and to celebrate excellence in business journalism.
15 Mar 2011 10:37
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: The unparalleled recent events in the Middle East have offered newspapers an opportunity to make use of their youth pages and supplements to explain a complex situation. The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) have gathered some examples from around the world.
9 Mar 2011 06:02
JOHANNESBURG, SA: Too many governments are blatantly getting away with enacting repressive restrictions on civil society and diminishing the freedoms of expression, assembly and association, CIVICUS: World Alliance of Citizen Participation said yesterday, 21 February 2011, while launching its landmark Civil Society Watch Online platform.
22 Feb 2011 08:24
DUBAI, UAE: The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) opened its annual Middle East Conference this week by calling on authorities to protect journalists covering the ongoing demonstrations in the region and to allow the press to fulfil its role in providing free and credible news.
10 Feb 2011 11:15
WASHINGTON DC, US: The International Women's Media Foundation strongly condemns the violence against international media covering the historic events unfolding in Egypt.
8 Feb 2011 09:50
LONDON, UK: Media Tenor and the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) recently announced the results of Peace & the Media, the first study into the accuracy of international TV news programmes with regards to violence, conflict and peace issues. The study reveals that while a majority of broadcasters present an accurate view of violence levels*, key UK and US broadcasters devote more than 50% of their time to topics of violence.
10 Nov 2010 07:18