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Sierra Leone's shambolic media [opinion] by Kemo Cham

Sierra Leone's Independent Media Commission (IMC) is under pressure to act tough against the increasingly compromised media in the country. [more]

Category: Sierra Leone


Botswana: Expect the Freedom of Information Bill to be killed

If it were passed, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) would give ordinary people access to government information. The FOI Bill that was recently presented to Parliament by the Gaborone Central Member of Parliament, Dumelang...[more]

Category: Media Matters Archive, Botswana


Angola’s Police Silence the Media

Rights groups and activists are warning of a rapidly deteriorating political climate in Angola following a police raid on a private newspaper and a violent crackdown on anti-government protests. On the morning of Mar. 12, 20...[more]

Category: Media Matters Archive, Angola


The future of journalism ethics: radical transparency

Journalists in the traditional media dealt with their ethics through a set of established rules and practices. We should not accept gifts or freebies, or allow a conflict of interest in stories we cover. We should be immunised...[more]

Category: Media Matters Archive, Assorted Media Matters on Africa


[2012 trends] Media trends in Africa for 2012

The continent's future is tied to its media. Free open media promises much for flourishing democracies and economic growth, but authoritarian states will struggle to let go of controls. 2012 is upon us after being the subject...[more]

Category: Media Matters Archive, Assorted Media Matters on Africa


Journalists in Africa: navigating 2012

Journalism isn't a profession you get into if you want an easy ride. This has certainly proven true for journalists covering Africa in 2011, many of whom paid with their lives. Challenges in 2012 include covering ongoing conflict...[more]

Category: Media Matters Archive, Assorted Media Matters on Africa


Upheaval in the Arab World - Media as Key Witnesses and Political Pawns

Report by Reporters Without Borders - November 2011 A year after the start of democratic uprisings in the Arab world, Reporters Without Borders takes stock of censorship and violations of free speech during the “Arab Spring”....[more]

Category: Media Matters Archive, Assorted Media Matters on Africa


COP17, Durban: African Journalists' Leaders Back Global Unions' Stand over Workers' Rights at UN Climate Change Summit

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its African group, the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) today joined the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) to demand recognition of workers' rights at the...[more]

Category: Media Matters Archive, South Africa


Botswana: Southern Africa's most secretive state

This year's "Golden Padlock" award for the Southern African country with the most secretive public institutions went to Botswana. This was after no requests for information from public institutions succeeded in the period...[more]

Category: Media Matters Archive, Botswana


COP17, Durban: Bush Radio 89.5fm providing coverage

Currently, COP17, the 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is taking place in Durban, South Africa.[more]

Category: Media Matters Archive, Assorted Media Matters on Africa

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