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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


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


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


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


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


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


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]

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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


Ombudsman demands access to info law

GOVERNMENT'S refusal to publicly release the land resettlment list was criticised by Ombudsman John Walters on Thursday at the official commemoration of International Day for Universal Access to Information in Windhoek.[more]

Category: Media Matters


Celebrating Universal Access to Information Day

This year SAHA is participating in two big events hosted on 28 September, Universal Access to Information Day.[more]

Category: Media Matters

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