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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


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


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


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


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


16 Days of Activism

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

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Freedom on the Net 2016

Silencing the Messenger: Communication Apps Under Pressure[more]

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2016 RSF-TV5 Monde Press Freedom Prize: Prize awarded to Syrian and Chinese journalists, website

The 2016 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) - TV5 Monde Press Freedom Prize will be awarded to Syrian reporter Hadi Abdullah, the Chinese news website 64Tianwang, and Chinese citizen journalists Lu Yuyu and Li Tingyu at a ceremony...[more]

Category: Media Matters


End impunity for crimes against journalists

In the past decade more than 800 journalists have been killed for reporting the news and bringing information to the public: on average one death every week[more]

Category: Media Matters


Safety of Journalists and the Culture Of Impunity in Africa: Perspectives of a Renowned African Human Rights Lawyer

One of Africa’s renowned human rights lawyer and press freedom advocate, Femi Falana, speaks about the important issues of safety of journalists and the culture of impunity in Africa. [more]

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Monday, 06. November 2017
14:36 - 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 ...