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Media threats increase in Kenya
Media threats increase in Kenya

Kenyan threats to media ahead of August polls: beatings, harassment of journalists and bloggers go uninvestigated...

7 hours ago

Ethiopian journalist jailed for talking to dissident
Ethiopian journalist jailed for talking to dissident

Ethiopian journalist Getachew Shiferaw was sentenced to 18 months in prison Friday for speaking to a dissident, capping a case that rights groups have called an assault on press freedom.

1 day ago

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

Zain Verjee, aKoma co-founder.
First team of Amplify storytellers graduate in East Africa

Amplify, a paid fellowship for content creators launched in 2016, has seen its first graduates qualify. Three teams of young storytellers from Rwanda, Kenya and Nigeria presented their final projects to a judging panel, comprising Professor Bitange Ndemo, Pamela Sittoni of Nation Media Group, Patricia Obozuwa of GE Africa and Google Kenya's Charles Murito...

13 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

Police attack journalists in Uganda
Police attack journalists in Uganda

Police attack journalists covering arrest of Ugandan opposition member of parliament...

4 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

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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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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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

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

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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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

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Open-publishing platform launches in East Africa

A digital publishing platform aimed at the youth has expanded into East Africa to amplify the voice of the millennial generation...

8 Nov 2016

Pressure to reopen South Sudan newspaper
Pressure to reopen South Sudan newspaper

African free speech network calls on South Sudan's president to reopen newspaper...

3 Nov 2016

South Sudanese media association raided
South Sudanese media association raided

The Association for Media Development In South Sudan (AMDISS) strongly condemns the armed robbery at its compound in Juba...

1 Nov 2016

Fahmida Miller
New Al Jazeera East Africa correspondent

Fahmida Miller has been appointed as one of Al Jazeera's East Africa correspondents, based in Nairobi...

27 Oct 2016

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First media awards for Far East and North Africa

Twenty journalists from different countries in Far East and North Africa participated in the first journalism awards for the region, covering vital topics relating to food and agriculture...

20 Oct 2016

Samuel Majani
Ringier partners with Kenyan entertainment brand Ghafla

In partnership with Ringier, Ghafla will become a regional publisher aimed at providing content targeting the wider East African market...

19 Oct 2016

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