The Media community of West Africahttp://www.bizcommunity.com//412/15.htmlWest Africa Media news15Media news - West Africahttp://biz-file.com/res/img/logo.gifBizcommunity.comhttp://www.bizcommunity.com/en-usTue, 23 May 2017 20:51:47 +0200Côte d'Ivoire's new media bill criminalises press offenceshttp://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/54/15/161911.html<p><img src="http://c.biz-file.com/c/1705/392484-120x120.jpg" alt="Côte d'Ivoire's new media bill criminalises press offences" width="120" height="120" align="left" /><br><span >© weerapat kiatdumrong via [[www.123RF.com 123RF]]&lt;/span>On May 5, 2017, authorities in Cote d'Ivoire introduced to the country's parliament a new media bill containing provisions that criminalise press offences. The introduction of the bill occasioned spontaneous protests and condemnation by the media and press freedom community in the country.<br> <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/54/15/161911.html">Read more...</a> | <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=54&c=15&ct=1&ci=161911">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/54/15/161911.htmlTue, 16 May 2017 07:50:00 +0200Bizcommunity Media West AfricaNew Africa wide business programme launchedhttp://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/238/15/161821.html<p><img src="http://c.biz-file.com/c/1705/392225-120x120.jpg" alt="New Africa wide business programme launched" width="120" height="120" align="left" /><br><span >© langstrup via [[www.123RF.com 123RF]]&lt;/span>A new business analysis programme is being launched by Pan Africa media content creator Orama Media Group (OMG), to unpack business trends and financial transactions across the continent.<br> <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/238/15/161821.html">Read more...</a> | <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=238&c=15&ct=1&ci=161821">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/238/15/161821.htmlMon, 15 May 2017 07:59:00 +0200Bizcommunity Media West AfricaRole of women in media in Africa discussedhttp://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/65/15/161568.html<p><img src="http://c.biz-file.com/c/1705/391471-120x120.jpg" alt="Egypt" width="120" height="120" align="left" /><br><span >Egypt&lt;/span>CAIRO, Egypt - Africa media today and the role of women in the media in shaping its future was discussed at the first session of the Egyptian-African Program for female African media specialists held in Cairo over the weekend.<br> <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/65/15/161568.html">Read more...</a> | <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=65&c=15&ct=1&ci=161568">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/65/15/161568.htmlWed, 10 May 2017 08:05:00 +0200Bizcommunity Media West AfricaCameroon reporter Ahmed Abba given 10-year prison sentencehttp://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/38/15/161248.html<p><img src="http://c.biz-file.com/c/1705/390590-120x120.jpg" alt="Cameroon reporter Ahmed Abba given 10-year prison sentence" width="120" height="120" align="left" /><br><span >© rudall30 via [[www.123RF.com 123RF]]&lt;/span>Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is outraged by the 10 year prison sentence issued to Ahmed Abba, a Hausa-language reporter for Radio France Internationale, by Yaoundé military court in Cameroon.<br> <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/38/15/161248.html">Read more...</a> | <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=38&c=15&ct=1&ci=161248">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/38/15/161248.htmlThu, 04 May 2017 07:18:00 +0200Bizcommunity Media West AfricaInternet shutdown lifted in Cameroonhttp://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/38/544/160882.html<p><img src="http://c.biz-file.com/c/1704/389458-120x120.jpg" alt="Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon" width="120" height="120" align="left" /><br><span >© icetray via [[www.123RF.com 123RF]]&lt;/span>The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) welcomes the restoration of internet connectivity in the northwest and southwest regions of Cameroon after 94 days of network shutdown.<br> <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/38/544/160882.html">Read more...</a> | <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=38&c=544&ct=1&ci=160882">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/38/544/160882.htmlMon, 24 Apr 2017 14:58:00 +0200Bizcommunity Media West AfricaAU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdownhttp://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/38/15/160734.html<p><img src="http://c.biz-file.com/c/1704/389074-120x120.jpg" alt="AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown" width="120" height="120" align="left" /><br><span >© icetray via [[www.123RF.com 123RF]]&lt;/span>The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), on April 13, 2017, petitioned the African Union (AU) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Faith Pansy Tlakula, to intervene in the deteriorating freedom of expression and human rights situation in the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon.<br> <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/38/15/160734.html">Read more...</a> | <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=38&c=15&ct=1&ci=160734">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/38/15/160734.htmlThu, 20 Apr 2017 15:00:00 +0200Bizcommunity Media West AfricaPrivate radio stations protest Mali crackdownhttp://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/132/59/160656.html<p><img src="http://c.biz-file.com/c/1704/388821-120x120.jpg" alt="Bamako, Mali. © Thomas Dutour via" width="120" height="120" align="left" /><br><span >Bamako, Mali. © Thomas Dutour via [[www.123RF.com 123RF]]&lt;/span>BAMAKO, Mali - 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.<br> <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/132/59/160656.html">Read more...</a> | <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=132&c=59&ct=1&ci=160656">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/132/59/160656.htmlWed, 19 Apr 2017 09:50:00 +0200Bizcommunity Media West AfricaSomalia journalists targeted with violencehttp://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/195/15/160228.html<p><img src="http://c.biz-file.com/c/1704/387545-120x120.jpg" alt="Somalia journalists targeted with violence" width="120" height="120" align="left" /><br><span >© imilian via [[www.123RF.com 123RF]]&lt;/span>The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) joins its member, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), in expressing deep concern over the continuing harassment of journalists in Somalia by security agents, unidentified non-State actors and government officials.<br> <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/195/15/160228.html">Read more...</a> | <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=195&c=15&ct=1&ci=160228">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/195/15/160228.htmlFri, 07 Apr 2017 09:31:00 +0200Bizcommunity Media West AfricaLife in ‘No-internet Cameroon'http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/38/16/159756.html<p><img src="http://c.biz-file.com/c/1703/386009-120x120.jpg" alt="Life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'" width="120" height="120" align="left" /><br><span >© luzitanija via [[www.123RF.com 123RF]]&lt;/span>The English-speaking regions of Cameroon have been facing a government-ordered internet shutdown since 17 January. This shutdown was imposed in the wake of ongoing strikes, violence and protests against the continued marginalisation of English-speakers.<br> <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/38/16/159756.html">Read more...</a> | <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=38&c=16&ct=1&ci=159756">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/38/16/159756.htmlWed, 29 Mar 2017 16:47:00 +0200Bizcommunity Media West Africai24 News partners for Africa-Israel Summithttp://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/211/15/159526.html<p><img src="http://c.biz-file.com/c/1703/385314-120x120.jpg" alt="Togo © boldg via" width="120" height="120" align="left" /><br><span >Togo © boldg via [[www.123RF.com 123RF]]&lt;/span>TEL AVIV, Israel - i24News, which aims to strike deep and long-term roots in the African continent, will be the official media partner for the Africa-Israel Summit taking place in Lomé, Togo, from October 23-27, 2017.<br> <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/211/15/159526.html">Read more...</a> | <a href="http://www.bizcommunity.com/SendToFriend.aspx?l=211&c=15&ct=1&ci=159526">Send to a friend</a></p><div style="clear:left"></div>http://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/211/15/159526.htmlFri, 24 Mar 2017 07:25:00 +0200Bizcommunity Media West Africa