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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

16.08.2017

Media Development in the Digital Age: Five Ways to Engage in Internet Governance

Introduction As early as 1978, Nicholas Negroponte the technologist and founder of MIT’s Media Lab, predicted a future where computing, printing, and broadcasting would converge.1 In the 1990s, as micro-processing power...[more]

Category: Media Matters

26.07.2017

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 regulatory system further pose a threat to freedom...[more]

Category: Media Matters

26.07.2017

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 examines the links between the right to information...[more]

Category: Media Matters

19.07.2017

Senegal's new press code: One step forward, two steps back

This statement was originally published on mfwa.org on 12 July 2017.[more]

Category: Media Matters

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

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Wednesday, 16. August 2017
10:09 - Media Development in the Digital Age: Five Ways to Engage in Internet Governance
Introduction As early as 1978, Nicholas Negroponte the technologist and founder of MIT’s Media Lab, predicted a future where computing, printing, and broadcasting would converge.1...
11:04 - 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 it...
Wednesday, 23. August 2017
13:37 - How Kenya became the latest victim of 'fake news'
Disinformation and "fake news" were employed to influence young Kenyans' vote during the elections.