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05.09.2018

Six Months of Obscurity: Chadians Digitally Cut-Off

On April 2, 2018, the government of Chad shut down social media platforms such Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp without any explanation. [more]

Category: Media Matters

04.09.2018

Africa Check seeks a Fact-checker

Africa Check, the continent’s first independent fact-checking website, is seeking a researcher/journalist to join their Johannesburg-based team.[more]

Category: Media Matters

15.08.2018

Zambians protest introduction of tax on internet calls

Zambians are protesting the implementation of a 30 Ngwe ($0.1) levy on internet calls over platforms like WhatsApp, Skype and Viber. [more]

Category: Media Matters

15.08.2018

Internet Freedom Under Threat as Crackdown on Journalists and Bloggers Rises

All over the world, many people use the Internet to connect, communicate, and interact.[more]

Category: Media Matters

09.08.2018

Investigating corruption and illicit finance flows is an important task for journalists

Investigating corruption and illicit finance flows is an important task for journalists. However, it is cost-intensive and time consuming. The Money Trail Project offers grants to teams of African, Asian and European journalists...[more]

Category: Media Matters

01.06.2018

Kenyan court blocks new online rules after free speech petition

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A new cybercrime law came into force in Kenya on Wednesday, but without a ban on “false” information, after bloggers and journalists won a court order blocking rules they said could curtail free expression. [more]

Category: Media Matters

01.06.2018

APPLICATIONS!!

African media makers looking for new opportunities, here's a list of fellowships and scholarships for people involved in media work... don't be shy, apply! [more]

Category: Media Matters

17.05.2018

Why economic questions are key to Africa’s media freedom debate

Press freedom is often thought of in relation to political pressure. There is more than enough evidence that threats, intimidation and imprisonment of journalists remain a serious cause for concern in Africa. But two recent...[more]

Category: Media Matters

18.04.2018

Experts fear police ‘overreach’ in arrest of teen in website breach

Internet law experts are questioning the arrest of a 19-year-old Halifax man for an alleged breach of a provincial website after the youth came forward to say he believed he was simply downloading public information.[more]

Category: Media Matters

15.04.2018

NMT condemns attempt by the Namibia Central Intelligence Service to censor, silence media

The Namibia Media Trust (NMT) condemns an attempt this week by the Namibia Central Intelligence Service (NCIS) to censor and silence the media.[more]

Category: Media Matters

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Wednesday, 03. October 2018
15:06 - MISA Transparency Assessment 2018 - Malawi
Launched on Universal Access to Information Day!
16:05 - MISA Transparency Assessments 2018
Infographics for 7 African countries plus a regional overview launched on Universal Access to Information Day!