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20.04.2012

Nigeria Union of Journalists: Insurance Policy To Be Made Compulsory For Journalists From 2013

Malam Mohammed Garba, the National President of NUJ, has said that the insurance policy initiated by the union will become compulsory for all working journalists in Nigeria from 2013.[more]

Category: African Media News, Nigeria

16.04.2012

Journalist wins libel case against Swapo

Legal history was made in the High Court in Windhoek on Friday with a ruling holding Swapo legally liable for defamatory statements made on the party’s website. [more]

Category: Namibia

11.04.2012

Zimbabwe: Editors urged to remain vigilant

Outgoing chairman of the Zimbabwe National Editors’ Forum (Zinef), Iden Wetherell, has urged his colleagues to remain vigilant and work as a team to ward off a raft of measures introduced by government over the last few years to...[more]

Category: Zimbabwe

04.04.2012

Kenyan media sign up to new election code

The Media Council of Kenya has launched election coverage guidelines ahead of the next historic polls in Kenya.[more]

Category: Kenya

27.03.2012

Swaziland's Mswati III cracks the whip on social media [opinion]

Swaziland is planning a censorship law that will ban Facebook and Twitter users from criticising its autocratic ruler, King Mswati III.[more]

Category: African Media News, Swaziland

27.03.2012

Swaziland's Mswati III cracks the whip on social media [opinion]

Swaziland is planning a censorship law that will ban Facebook and Twitter users from criticising its autocratic ruler, King Mswati III.[more]

Category: Swaziland

22.03.2012

Uganda: Radio owners oppose tough new media Bill

Proprietors of broadcast stations in the country are on a collision path with the government following the tabling last week of a Bill which could arm the State with legal powers to influence content of what is aired. [more]

Category: Uganda

22.03.2012

Ghana: Government bans top media group

The Ghanaian government has officially announced its decision to ban Multimedia group and its journalists from covering all state events. The country's deputy information minister, James Agyenim Boateng who announced the...[more]

Category: Ghana

13.03.2012

South Africa: Secrecy Bill 'threatens values' of Constitution says Bizos [opinion]

Veteran human rights lawyer George Bizos argued in a submission to Parliament that the Protection of State Information Bill is unconstitutional on several counts. [more]

Category: South Africa

12.03.2012

Kenya: KBC strike highlights deep structural challenges

Staff at the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) have gone back to work after a one-week strike which brought a loss estimated at $200 000 – but observers say the state broadcaster will need massive investment and a radical...[more]

Category: Kenya

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