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21.01.2018

MFWA Hails Appointment of Martin Amidu, Urges Government to Pass RTI

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) welcomes President Nana Akufo-Addo’s nomination of Mr Martin Alamisi Amidu, as the Special Prosecutor of Ghana. We consider the appointment as a big step forward in the fight against...[more]

Category: Media Matters

12.01.2018

MFWA Condemns Assault on Journalists, Calls for Prompt Retribution for Culprits

The Media Foundation for West Africa MFWA has learnt with dismay the attack on four journalists and a driver by vigilantes of the New Patriotic Party at the party’s Headquarters in Accra on December 21, 2107, and wishes to call...[more]

Category: Media Matters

22.11.2017

Zimbabwe takeover: Difficulties of navigating the media jungle

Where to find the right information about the military coup in Zimbabwe? As Zimbabweans sift through the social media channels, it's difficult to find outlets that one can trust. [more]

Category: Media Matters

06.11.2017

World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development

Across the world, journalism is under fire. While more individuals have access to content than ever before, the combiantion of political polarization and technological change have facilitated the rapid spread of hate speech,...[more]

Category: Media Matters

11.10.2017

Gambia: Civil Society Organizations Present Statement to Information Minister

As the 28th of September marks the International Right to Know Day, the undersigned Civil Society Organizations presented a statement on the Commemoration of International Right to Know Day to the Minister of Information,...[more]

Category: Media Matters

04.10.2017

Ombudsman demands access to info law

GOVERNMENT'S refusal to publicly release the land resettlment list was criticised by Ombudsman John Walters on Thursday at the official commemoration of International Day for Universal Access to Information in Windhoek.[more]

Category: Media Matters

19.09.2017

Celebrating Universal Access to Information Day

This year SAHA is participating in two big events hosted on 28 September, Universal Access to Information Day.[more]

Category: Media Matters

19.09.2017

CPJ to release report on Cameroon's press freedom crackdown

New York, September 15, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its report, "Journalists Not Terrorists: In Cameroon, anti-terror legislation is used to silence critics and suppress dissent," on September 20. [more]

Category: Media Matters

23.08.2017

How Kenya became the latest victim of 'fake news'

Disinformation and "fake news" were employed to influence young Kenyans' vote during the elections.[more]

Category: Media Matters

16.08.2017

Connecting an unconnected Africa with wireless technology

Africa’s diversity encompasses more than its landscape, it includes the political, economic, social, technological and environmental outlook, with each country and region having its own set of unique challenges and advantages. [more]

Category: Media Matters

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Monday, 05. February 2018
14:30 - BBC launches Ethiopian and Eritrean radio services
LONDON – The BBC yesterday launched new daily radio services producing news, current affairs, features and English language training for Ethiopians and Eritreans.
14:59 - Plan by Zambia to regulate internet use sparks debate
LUSAKA – A plan by authorities in Zambia to introduce regulations for social media use has sparked debate in the southern African nation.
Monday, 12. February 2018
15:19 - UN High Commissioner concerned at Fiji media curbs
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says the limits imposed on journalists in Fiji are "highly worrying.''