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06.10.2016

Kim Dodges Question About World Bank ATI Capacity

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Oct. 5 dodged a question about why the Bank decimated its staff capacity to work on access to information issues.[more]

Category: Media Matters

06.10.2016

Press freedom: Worrying signs as South Africa slips in global rankings

On 19 October 1977, the apartheid government in South Africa banned The World, the Weekend World and arrested the newspapers’ editor Percy Qoboza. Pro Veritate, an ecumenical newspaper, was also banned.[more]

Category: Media Matters

19.09.2016

Namibia hosts a debut meeting to mark #AccesstoInfo Day and plans two more events

Windhoek, capital of Namibia, was the site last week for the world’s first-ever commemoration of the new International Day for Universal Access to Information (UDUAI) which falls on 28 September. A vibrant meeting convened in the...[more]

Category: Media Matters

19.09.2016

Translate laws into local languages – Simataa

INFORMATION deputy minister Stanley Simataa said there is a growing need for the country's laws to be translated into indigenous languages for the masses to access information easily. [more]

Category: Media Matters

29.08.2016

Social Media Crackdown: The New Normal for Africa?

NAIROBI — Police in Burundi arrested eight people Saturday for allegedly circulating defamatory anti-government statements on social media.[more]

Category: Media Matters

22.07.2016

Truth in the age of internet shutdowns

Could the South African government legitimately be proposing that shutting down the Internet would be a justifiable measure for dealing with a hate speech complaint? Surely not[more]

Category: Media Matters

22.06.2016

Post Newspaper Hits The Street Despite Closure

The Post Newspaper has hit the streets despite being closed by Zambia Revenue Authority yesterday. BELOW IS A STATEMENT FROM THE POST YESTERDAY[more]

Category: Media Matters

22.06.2016

Angola: A year later, the Luanda Book Club languishes in jail

Last June, a group of 17 young Angolan activists were arrested in Luanda. Their crime? They were reading the wrong book. A year later, the Luanda Book Club remains in jail, persecuted by the same corrupt, authoritarian and brutal...[more]

Category: Media Matters

17.06.2016

Ethiopia: Welcome to the Ethiopian Wide Web

Last week, the government in Ethiopia approved, much to the outcry of the rights activists, a new Computer Crime Proclamation, which, according to the government, is designed to protect the state and citizens from crimes...[more]

Category: Media Matters

08.06.2016

Digital Migration in South Africa

SOS: Support Public Broadcasting is a Coalition which aims to address the ongoing issues concerning public and community broadcasting in South Africa and promotes the broadcast of quality, diverse, citizen-orientated programming...[more]

Category: Media Matters

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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 ...