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06.04.2017

New legislation to facilitate access to information

The Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Tjekero Tweya, has assured the public that the draft legislation aimed at ensuring access to information will see the light of day before the end of this financial year. [more]

Category: Media Matters

05.04.2017

Pay-TV in Africa is thriving

Three groups are in a major battle for pay-TV subscriber eyeballs in Africa, a new report by London-based company Digital TV Research has revealed. Researcher Simon Murray discusses what he found out.[more]

Category: Media Matters

27.02.2017

Zambia: Misa Zambia Upset Over M'membe Persecution

MISA Zambia has condemned the police raid on former Post Newspapers Limited in liquidation Fred M'membe's residence and taking away some printing equipment.[more]

Category: Media Matters

27.02.2017

Fake news: How can African media deal with the problem?

At a time when fact-based reporting is increasingly being undermined by fake news, the BBC's Dickens Olewe looks at the lessons for the media in Africa. [more]

Category: Media Matters

15.01.2017

Kenyans Fear a Possible Internet Shutdown During 2017 Presidential Election

Kenyans online have started expressing fears of a possible shutdown of social media by the government in the run up to the 2017 presidential elections, set to take place in the month of August.[more]

Category: Media Matters

09.01.2017

Another popular Gambian radio station shut down

Banjul - Another private Gambian radio station, the popular Paradise FM, was shut down late on Sunday by authorities, media sources said, making it the fourth radio station to be ordered off air so far this month.[more]

Category: Media Matters

13.12.2016

SABC journalist threatened after testimony, Parliament hears

APE TOWN - It emerged in Parliament on Wednesday that one of the journalists who testified in the inquiry into the affairs of the SABC had received a threatening text message after giving testimony.[more]

Category: Media Matters

13.12.2016

With nearly four billion people still unable to get online, UN forum to tackle 'digital divide'

6 December 2016 – The 11th annual United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) opened in Jalisco, Mexico, where delegates from across the world will join thousands more online to weigh the challenges of today's digital age and...[more]

Category: Media Matters

06.12.2016

IG Namibia workshop: 25-26 November

Access to Information Namibia (ACTION), and FesMedia Africa hosted a Namibia and Internet Governance workshop in Windhoek, Namibia. Chenai Chair from Research ICT Africa, was the facilitator and discussion lead. [more]

Category: Media Matters

27.11.2016

16 Days of Activism

In a society where the rights & potential of women are constrained, no person can be truly free.[more]

Category: Media Matters

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Monday, 05. February 2018
14:30 - 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.
14:59 - 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.
Monday, 12. February 2018
15:19 - 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.''