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12.02.2018

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.''[more]

Category: Media Matters

05.02.2018

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. [more]

Category: Media Matters

05.02.2018

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.[more]

Category: Media Matters

30.01.2018

Kenyans Name a ‘People’s President,’ and TV Broadcasts Are Cut

NAIROBI, Kenya — The Kenyan government cut transmissions of three private television stations and moved to criminalize a political opposition group on Tuesday, as supporters of the opposition leader Raila Odinga gathered in the...[more]

Category: Media Matters

30.01.2018

Addis Ababa Declaration of the 3rd edition of the Africa Senior Media Dialogue (ASMD) on “The Role of Media in Africa’s Development, Women’s Empowerment and its Support for Agenda 2063”

We, journalists and participants of the third Africa Senior Media Dialogue (ASMD) met on 16 and 17 November 2017 in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, to discuss “The Role of Media in Africa’s Development, Women’s Empowerment and its Support...[more]

Category: Media Matters

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

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Wednesday, 04. April 2018
15:31 - Mozambique’s press faces violent reprisals in its war for freedom
The nation’s journalists still run the risk of abduction, detention and death threats
Wednesday, 11. April 2018
16:30 - EXPENSIVE FREE SPEECH: You now have to pay the government over $900 a year to be a blogger in Tanzania
The internet has long been lauded as a marketplace for the free exchange of ideas, but not in Tanzania, where it will now cost you $930 to license a blog.
Sunday, 15. April 2018
15:01 - 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.
Wednesday, 18. April 2018
13:28 - 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 si...