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Date: 30 Apr 2015
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Calling Africa's journalists...
Calling Africa's journalists...

CNN International and MultiChoice this week officially launched the CNN MultiChoice African Journalist 2015 Awards...

17 Apr 2015 06:41

Egypt court postpones Al Jazeera journalists' retrial
Egypt court postpones Al Jazeera journalists' retrial

A Cairo court postponed on Sunday the retrial which features two Al Jazeera journalists, Canadian national Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian national Baher Mohamed, to a session later this month.

9 Mar 2015 13:16

Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutral
Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutral

PARIS, FRANCE: Egyptian telecoms and media magnate Naguib Sawiris, who is set to take a majority stake in Euronews, pledged on Friday not to interfere in coverage by the pan-European TV news channel....

2 Mar 2015 07:35

Egypt court releases Al Jazeera journalists on bail
Egypt court releases Al Jazeera journalists on bail

An Egyptian court has ordered the release of detained Al Jazeera journalists Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy on bail...

13 Feb 2015 09:33

Jailed journos: Greste freed, now for Fahmy and Mohamed
Jailed journos: Greste freed, now for Fahmy and Mohamed

NEWSWATCH: CAIRO, EGYPT: With Peter Greste freed from jail in Cairo, efforts are now directed at getting his colleagues freed as well...

2 Feb 2015 07:08

Egypt court to hear jailed Jazeera reporters' appeal
Egypt court to hear jailed Jazeera reporters' appeal

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

Australian journalist marks a year in Egyptian jail
Australian journalist marks a year in Egyptian jail

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

Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy
Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

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

Egypt court says "devil guided" jailed Al Jazeera journalists
Egypt court says "devil guided" jailed Al Jazeera journalists

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

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed
Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

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

Media freedom requires commitment to truth
Media freedom requires commitment to truth

Freedom of expression has been placed at the top of the international media's agenda by events in Egypt and the UK during the past 10 days...

By Pallo Jordan 5 Jul 2014 11:53

Call to public to send messages to detained journalists via social media
Call to public to send messages to detained journalists via social media

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

TV news presenters join forces to help free detained journalists
TV news presenters join forces to help free detained journalists

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

Global Day of Action in support of detained journalists
Global Day of Action in support of detained journalists

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

Anton Harber
Bloomberg's Africa media plan raises questions

It may be imprudent to write this about someone who is spending $10m on African journalism. But then, of all the things I have been accused of in my time, prudence was never among them.

By Anton Harber 7 Feb 2014 05:23

Naseem Javed
Rebellion in the Dotcom Kingdom

TORONTO, CANADA: Since the invention of the internet, suddenly the phrase 'dot com' became the single most powerful word of the century...

By Naseem Javed 6 Feb 2014 09:41

Egypt to try 20 Al-Jazeera journalists
Egypt to try 20 Al-Jazeera journalists

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

Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog
Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog

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

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice
Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice

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 from Egypt face trial for "defaming judges"
Two journalists from Egypt face trial for "defaming judges"

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

The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa
The state of the nation: Advertising in Africa

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

Danette Breitenbach
Y&R: I have an agency...

Y&R is committed to having 20 agencies on the African continent by 2015. Leading the charge to achieve this is Yossi Schwartz, chairman of Y&R South Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 5 Sep 2013 05:42

No Hlaudi weather at sunny SABC?
No Hlaudi weather at sunny SABC?

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

Journalists and press freedom both victims of crisis in Egypt

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

Debate flares on 'Twitter revolutions', Arab Spring

WASHINGTON, USA: How important were Twitter, Facebook and other social media in toppling regimes in the Arab Spring uprisings?

11 Mar 2013 12:02

Search for bravest women journalists
Search for bravest women journalists

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

Dr KF Lai
A mobile Africa: innovation is key

2012 saw the BuzzCity network grow by 67% with over 210.8 billion ads served across the globe and this extensive growth in mobile usage is certain to continue as we move through 2013.

By Dr KF Lai 21 Feb 2013 11:07

Microsoft launches the 4Afrika Initiative
Microsoft launches the 4Afrika Initiative

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

Egypt steps up campaign against critical media

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

African Press Review 11 December 2012

The latest developments in Egypt and the wait for results after Ghana's election were both stories on the African continent on Tuesday, 11 December 2012.

By Michael Fitzpatrick 12 Dec 2012 13:05

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