CAIRO, EGYPT: Egypt's top court hears an appeal today by three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists as expectations of their release grew amid a thawing of Cairo's ties with Qatar, the channel's base...
31 Dec 2014 10:11
CAIRO, EGYPT / SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste marks a year in prison in Egypt today, with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop downplaying hopes that he will be released before a 1 January appeal...
29 Dec 2014 09:53
LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...
5 Nov 2014 11:06
An Egyptian court that jailed three Al Jazeera journalists for alleged ties with Islamists said on Tuesday that "the devil guided" the group to spread false news defaming the country...
23 Jul 2014 07:26
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.
18 Jul 2014 09:05
Al Jazeera is urging people to send their own personal messages to the detainees, Peter Greste, Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, on social media using the hashtag #FreeAJStaff on Twitter, Vine and Instagram.
8 Apr 2014 07:50
Prominent presenters from multiple news organisations have highlighted the importance of journalism by uniting to create a 40-second film which ends with a collage of photos of journalists muted as part of the FreeAJStaff campaign.
27 Mar 2014 07:50
Thursday, 27 February 2014 saw a Global Day of Action take place in over 30 countries in support of Al Jazeera's detained journalists in Egypt.
27 Feb 2014 07:47
CAIRO, EGYPT: Egyptian prosecutors on Wednesday referred to trial 20 journalists working with Al-Jazeera television network, including four foreigners accused of "airing false news."
31 Jan 2014 09:32
NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.
19 Dec 2013 09:47
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
Two journalists working for an independent newspaper are to stand trial for "defaming" judges in an article published in 2012, Egypt's official MENA news agency reported on Monday.
12 Nov 2013 06:55
Is Africa the Dark Continent when it comes to the advertising industry? On the contrary, says Alan Edgar, Regional Creative Director, Ogilvy Africa and one of regional judges for African and Middle Eastern categories at this year's Loeries. It's alive and vibrant, but in dire need of world-class tertiary training institutions to tap into that potential.
By Staff Reporter 21 Sep 2013 14:25
NEWSWATCH: And they're back in the news, instead of reporting it... You've got it... the SABC... because it seems its Hlaudi Motsoeneng wants 70% of the news to be positive, reports Mail & Guardian, which also reports that the 'sunshine' policy is not good news in Media Monitoring Africa' eyes. But some good news anyway, EWN reports that Egyptian authorities have released South African photographer Adil Bradlow.
By Rod Baker 2 Sep 2013 06:29
In the past two weeks, two Egyptian journalists were killed while covering protests and clashes between Muslim Brotherhood supporters and opposition activists.
11 Jul 2013 09:55
WASHINGTON, USA: How important were Twitter, Facebook and other social media in toppling regimes in the Arab Spring uprisings?
11 Mar 2013 12:02
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
Microsoft Corporation on Tuesday, 5 February 2013, introduced the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative, a new effort through which the company will actively engage in Africa's economic development to improve its global competitiveness.
6 Feb 2013 11:40
The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by a series of investigations into independent Egyptian newspapers on accusations of insulting the president or reporting false news. Some newspapers and media professionals face formal charges in connection to their critical reporting, according to news reports.
7 Jan 2013 16:18
CAIRO, EGYPT: Egypt's state prosecutor ordered a ban on internet pornography after a previous court order to do so was not implemented.
8 Nov 2012 09:54
The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC), on Thursday, 18 October 2012, will host a session about social media marketing and trends in Egypt.
17 Oct 2012 13:39
Information Minister Salah Abdul-Maqsoud on Saturday, 8 September 2012, underlined that Egyptian media is belonged to all citizens from different political, intellectual, social and partisan affiliations.
10 Sep 2012 10:17
CAIRO, EGYPT: A satellite channel run and hosted by fully-veiled presenters aims to break down the barriers for women in niqab who until the revolution that brought Islamists to power were shunned by Egypt's lucrative television industry.
30 Jul 2012 12:12