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26.06.2017

Latest Report by UN Special Rapporteur for the Right to Freedom of Expression is a Landmark Document

“The digital access industry is in the business of digital expression (…). Since privately owned networks are indispensable to the contemporary exercise of freedom of expression, their operators also assume critical social and...[more]

Category: Media Matters

20.06.2017

Arrests, attacks & censorship: Free expression violations in West Africa triple in first quarter of 2017

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on 9 June 2017. [more]

Category: Media Matters

07.06.2017

Kenya: Threats to Media Ahead of August Polls

Beatings, Harassment of Journalists and Bloggers Go Uninvestigated[more]

Category: Media Matters

05.06.2017

South Africa to host Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) and the Association for Progressive Communication (APC) are happy to announce the date and location for the Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa...[more]

Category: Media Matters

10.05.2017

Geingob to launch media code of ethics

THE Editors Forum of Namibia's code of ethics will be relaunched today as part of the belated World Press Freedom Day commemorations.[more]

Category: Media Matters

02.05.2017

Govt urged to resist media muzzling

THE Namibian Media Trust has urged the government to resist any and all attempts to curb free media and free speech, drop an advertising directive for government to prioritise state media over privately-owned media houses and to...[more]

Category: Media Matters

06.04.2017

New legislation to facilitate access to information

The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Tjekero Tweya, has assured the public that the draft legislation aimed at ensuring access to information will see the light of day before the end of this financial year. [more]

Category: Media Matters

05.04.2017

Pay-TV in Africa is thriving

Three groups are in a major battle for pay-TV subscriber eyeballs in Africa, a new report by London-based company Digital TV Research has revealed. Researcher Simon Murray discusses what he found out.[more]

Category: Media Matters

27.02.2017

Zambia: Misa Zambia Upset Over M'membe Persecution

MISA Zambia has condemned the police raid on former Post Newspapers Limited in liquidation Fred M'membe's residence and taking away some printing equipment.[more]

Category: Media Matters

27.02.2017

Fake news: How can African media deal with the problem?

At a time when fact-based reporting is increasingly being undermined by fake news, the BBC's Dickens Olewe looks at the lessons for the media in Africa. [more]

Category: Media Matters

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Wednesday, 19. July 2017
15:09 - Senegal's new press code: One step forward, two steps back
This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on 12 July 2017.
Wednesday, 26. July 2017
10:23 - New report examines the links between the right to information and fighting poverty
ARTICLE 19 and the Campaign for Freedom of Information have today launched a new report “Open Development: Access to Information and the Sustainable Development Goals”, which exami...
10:31 - Who owns the Media in Ghana ?
A lack of transparency and limited access to ownership information prevail in the media industry in Ghana. Conflicts of interest between media owners and politicians, and a weak re...