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Kenyan journalists harassed, detained, reporting on election violence
Kenyan journalists harassed, detained, reporting on election violence

Authorities in Kenya should credibly investigate incidents of harassment against journalists covering the aftermath of August 8's disputed elections...

19 Aug 2017

It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint
It's time to start thinking about our digital carbon footprint

The media is at the forefront of generating awareness over environmental issues...

By Pietari Kaapa 18 Aug 2017

Putting control back in the hands of content creators
Putting control back in the hands of content creators

Public Vine's cloud-based software gives creators and broadcasters their own platform to promote their content...

17 Aug 2017

#AfricaAchiever OMG Digital aims to reach Africa's millennials
#AfricaAchiever OMG Digital aims to reach Africa's millennials

Our Africa Achiever this month is co-founder of OMG Digital in Ghana, Jesse Arhin Ghansah...

By Louise Marsland 14 Aug 2017

The Gathering 2017 Media Edition.Credit: Ashraf Hendricks, GroundUp.org.za.
How to save SA from state capture and media elitism

Critical questions about South Africa's political future, the economy, media and its sustainability, and how to combat the fake news scourge, were all addressed at the Daily Maverick's The Gathering 2017 series...

By Louise Marsland 4 Aug 2017

Luke McKend. Credit: Ashraf Hendricks, GroundUp.org.za
Fake news is ‘weaponised social media'

Fake news is the new battleground for media freedom as social media is “weaponised” for propaganda purposes and fake news...

By Louise Marsland 3 Aug 2017

Mali YouTube activist hurt in assassination bid
Mali YouTube activist hurt in assassination bid

A Malian activist whose fierce criticism of politicians and religious figures on YouTube has made him a cult figure, survived an assassination attempt on Tuesday, his family told AFP...

28 Jul 2017

How brands can fight the negative impact of fake news
How brands can fight the negative impact of fake news

How to manage reputation damage in the wake of a fake news onslaught against your brand...

By Oresti Patricios 25 Jul 2017

AMA opens Abidjan office
AMA opens Abidjan office

The African Media Agency (AMA) accelerates its growth with the opening of a new office in Abidjan, Ivory Coast...

12 Jun 2017

Dakar, Senegal. © Dereje Belachew via
UN hosts Dakar media seminar on extremism

A seminar aimed at strengthening the capacities of journalists and media to better contribute to “preventing violence, including violent extremism in West Africa and the Sahel”, is being held by the UN...

8 Jun 2017

The ruins of Breeze FM. Credit: mfwa.org/bellanaija.com.
Demolition of Nigeria's Breeze FM an "open attack on the press"

On May 22, 2017, security operatives and officials of the Nasarawa State Urban Development Board stormed the premises of privately-owned Breeze FM and razed the building.

25 May 2017

Côte d'Ivoire's new media bill criminalises press offences
Côte d'Ivoire's new media bill criminalises press offences

Authorities in Cote d'Ivoire have introduced a new media bill containing provisions that criminalise press offences...

16 May 2017

New Africa wide business programme launched
New Africa wide business programme launched

Zimbabwean Media Group launches Africa wide business analysis program, ‘This Week in Africa'...

15 May 2017

Egypt
Role of women in media in Africa discussed

African women journalists discuss role of women in media in Africa at Cairo discussions...

10 May 2017

Cameroon reporter Ahmed Abba given 10-year prison sentence
Cameroon reporter Ahmed Abba given 10-year prison sentence

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is outraged by the 10 year prison sentence issued to journalist Ahmed Abba by Yaoundé military court in Cameroon...

4 May 2017

Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon
Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon

Internet access restored in anglophone Cameroon after three months, following a widely-criticised government shutdown...

24 Apr 2017

AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown
AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown

AU Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression asked to intervene in Cameroon human rights and freedom of expression crisis...

20 Apr 2017

Bamako, Mali. © Thomas Dutour via
Private radio stations protest Mali crackdown

Private radio operators in Mali on Sunday denounced a state crackdown on pirate broadcasters, with 47 stations threatened with closure for failing to obtain licences...

19 Apr 2017

Somalia journalists targeted with violence
Somalia journalists targeted with violence

African free expression network AFEX, is concerned for safety of journalists in Somalia...

7 Apr 2017

Life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'
Life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'

The internet has been cut off in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon since mid-January. This is life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'...

By Monique Kwachou 29 Mar 2017

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i24 News partners for Africa-Israel Summit

The international news network i24 News will be the official media partner for the Africa-Israel Summit...

24 Mar 2017

54 Nigerian stations shut down
54 Nigerian stations shut down

The licences of 54 broadcast stations in Nigeria have been revoked over failure to pay mandatory fees, according to the Media Foundation for West Africa...

22 Mar 2017

Activating African journalism with BBC's Komla Dumor Award
Activating African journalism with BBC's Komla Dumor Award

Find out how the BBC Komla Dumor Award impacts on its winners' careers...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Mar 2017

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African startup using AI to produce news stories

Tech startup, Controvert Media has implemented the use of artificial intelligence robots to automatically write and post news articles on the internet…

21 Feb 2017

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UN urges Cameroon to restore internet services

The UN Special Rapporteur will continue to monitor developments in Cameroon closely, and is at the disposal of the authorities to provide assistance or advice as required…

14 Feb 2017

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West Africa media: hope for The Gambia

West Africa media round-up: hope for The Gambia, police crackdown on Nigerian media and more…

13 Feb 2017

Evelyn Okakwu and Dapo Olorunyomi
War of words with Nigerian army lands journalists in jail

The harassment of journalists in recent times is completely antithetical to democratic values and norms at the core of which are the rights to free speech and media freedom…

1 Feb 2017

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Condemnation for attack wounding seven journalists in Somalia

There has been global condemnation for a terror attack in which seven journalists were also wounded…

27 Jan 2017

Ringier Africa expands media operations across continent
Ringier Africa expands media operations across continent

Ringier Africa and partners expand activities in publishing and e-commerce in Africa…

25 Jan 2017

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