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Cameroon clamp down on media freedoms

Cameroonian authorities should immediately reverse a decision to suspend independent broadcaster Radio Hot Cocoa 94 FM, says the CPJ…

16 Jan 2017

News portal telling Africa's story launches in Ghana
News portal telling Africa's story launches in Ghana

Readers can access a new Africa news portal via their mobile phones, tablets and desktops with 24/7 news services…

10 Jan 2017

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Two journalists sentenced in Ethiopia on terror charges

The Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned the prison sentences handed down to two journalists from the Ethiopian faith-based station Radio Bilal...

5 Jan 2017

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Algerian blogger jailed over Facebook poem dies

A British-Algerian journalist died Sunday after having staged a hunger strike to protest a two-year jail term for offending Algeria's president in a poem posted online...

14 Dec 2016

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Top challenges to media free expression in West Africa

Impunity, attacks by security personnel, remain top challenges to media free expression in West Africa...

12 Dec 2016

Nike Popoola (Nigeria) winner of the 2016 Pan-African ReInsurance Journalist award.
International judges for Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2017

Winners of the Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards will be announced at the Continental Reinsurance CEO Summit on 6 April 2017 in Dakar, Senegal...

12 Dec 2016

Nigeria's Guardian newspaper launches brand studio
Nigeria's Guardian newspaper launches brand studio

Nigeria's The Guardian has launched a Brand Studio to create branded content to reach influential and well educated audiences in Nigeria, the diaspora and globally...

8 Dec 2016

Angola: new media law threatens free speech
Angola: new media law threatens free speech

Angolan President should return media law measure to parliament for revision...

1 Dec 2016

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Gambia warned on human rights violations

Gambia is violating human rights obligations by detaining journalists, warns UN rights office...

29 Nov 2016

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Congolese journalist murdered in own home

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) joins its member, Journaliste en Danger (JED), to denounce the gruesome murder of journalist Marcel Lubala Kalala, in DRC...

21 Nov 2016

Gambia: three journalists arrested as election campaign begins
Gambia: three journalists arrested as election campaign begins

Intimidation and threats against the media need to stop for voters to be able to make informed decisions...

17 Nov 2016

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DW launches multi-media migration focus for West Africa

"The Migration Dilemma" is a new multi-media project from DW, investigating Africa's migration crisis...

15 Nov 2016

Philip Odiakose
A crusade for media measurement in Nigeria

Why we are championing the crusade for the Nigerian Media Monitoring and Measurement Association (NIMMA)...

25 Oct 2016

Abdiasis Mohamed Ali
Radio Shabelle reporter shot in Somalia

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) and National Union Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) urge authorities in Somalia to investigate the murder of a journalist working with Radio Shabelle...

13 Oct 2016

Technology Grand Prize Winner: Stephen Simiyu, Uganda.
Winners of Agility Africa 2016 Photo Competition

Record number of entries offer riveting images and capture the rapid pace of change in Africa...

30 Sep 2016

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US strongly condemns assassination of Somali journalist

The United States extends sincere condolences to Abdiaziz Mohamed Ali'S family, friends and colleagues and salutes the courage of Somali journalists...

30 Sep 2016

Eritrea called on to provide info on jailed journalists
Eritrea called on to provide info on jailed journalists

Eritrea: 15 years later still no information on jailed senior politicians and independent journalists...

19 Sep 2016

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Gabon under internet blackout as it awaits key poll ruling

An internet curfew and social media blackout has sparked outrage in oil-rich Gabon, as citizens keenly await a pivotal ruling challenging President Ali Bongo's contested re-election...

19 Sep 2016

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Police should protect journalists in Africa

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has recommended training for police and other security forces that is focused on protecting journalists...

16 Sep 2016

IrokoX editing teams
African multi-platform content network launched

Iroko plans to build a pan-African and diaspora influencer network for digital content creation, distribution and monetisation...

12 Sep 2016

AU, AFRIMA release full nominees list for public vote
AU, AFRIMA release full nominees list for public vote

The All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) released the full list of continental nominees this week ahead of public voting, which opens on 12 September 2016...

9 Sep 2016

APO launches press release service for Middle East, North Africa
APO launches press release service for Middle East, North Africa

The African Press Organization launches MENA Wire, a press release distribution and monitoring service dedicated to the Middle East and North Africa...

6 Sep 2016

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B2B networking platform for fashion industry

With Fashionomics, the African Development Bank plans to raise the profile of African fashion and textiles on the international stage...

6 Sep 2016

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Increased activity in African telecom, media and technology sector predicted

Standard Bank is partnering with international news and events provider, TMT Finance, for the inaugural TMT Finance Africa in Lagos 2016 conference...

2 Sep 2016

Nigerian military threatens journalist for not revealing sources
Nigerian military threatens journalist for not revealing sources

The Nigerian military have allegedly threatened journalist Ahmad Salkida with terrorism charges if he does not provide it with information...

22 Aug 2016

Applications for 2017/2018 Chevening scholarships open
Applications for 2017/2018 Chevening scholarships open

Chevening scholarships are awarded to exceptional individuals who wish to study for Master's degree at any British university starting from September 2017...

17 Aug 2016

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Nigerians angry over arrest of political blogger

Nigerian news blogger released on bail after arrest, which critics say is a clamp down on freedom of speech...

11 Aug 2016

United States concerned over media intimidation in Lesotho
United States concerned over media intimidation in Lesotho

United States concerned over escalating press intimidation in Lesotho...

19 Jul 2016

New social media tools empower citizen journalism
New social media tools empower citizen journalism

It may be inside a protest rally, or in front of a deadly shooting. Smartphones, video and social media are empowering citizens to tell their stories like never before...

19 Jul 2016

Tributes to honour Ruth Golembo
Tributes to honour Ruth Golembo

Bizcommunity.com has set up a tribute page in honour of communications doyen and former journalist, Ruth Golembo, who passed away suddenly last week...

18 Jul 2016

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