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22.01.2015

Victory for press freedom in Africa?

Landmark ruling overturning jail sentence of reporter in Burkina Faso hailed as significant but journalists still face hurdles[more]

Category: Media Matters

13.01.2015

Zambia: Lukulu FM stormed by PF cadres for playing opposition advert

On 4 January 2015, Lukulu FM, a radio station based in Western province of Zambia, was reportedly stormed by ruling Patriotic Front (PF) cadres around 8:45am for broadcasting an opposition political party’s advertisement. [more]

Category: Media Matters

06.01.2015

Somali media watchdog condemns latest arrest of journalists

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) on Monday condemned the arbitrary arrest of two broadcast journalists in Mogadishu on Sunday afternoon by the Somali security forces, the latest in a string of harassment of...[more]

Category: Media Matters

09.12.2014

Somali: Two Somali journalists killed and three injured in twin bombings

Two journalists were killed and three were wounded in a twin bombing in the south-central Somali town of Baidoa on December 5, which targeted a restaurant where journalists and officials frequently congregate. [more]

Category: Media Matters

03.12.2014

Namibia: Namibian media are self-regulatory

The Head of the SADC-PF Election Observation Mission, Advocate Jacob Francis Mudenda, says there is a lack of a binding code of conduct governing the media coverage of elections in Namibia. [more]

Category: Media Matters

03.12.2014

Namibia: Namibian media are self-regulatory

The Head of the SADC-PF Election Observation Mission, Advocate Jacob Francis Mudenda, says there is a lack of a binding code of conduct governing the media coverage of elections in Namibia. [more]

Category: Media Matters

03.12.2014

Namibia: Namibian media are self-regulatory

The Head of the SADC-PF Election Observation Mission, Advocate Jacob Francis Mudenda, says there is a lack of a binding code of conduct governing the media coverage of elections in Namibia. [more]

Category: Media Matters

02.12.2014

Swaziland: Jailed journalist applies for Bail

Jailed editor Bheki Makhubu applied for bail on 27 November 2014 at Swaziland's high court in the capital Mbabane. Lawyers representing the Crown opposed the application, saying Makhubu - an award winning journalist - is a flight...[more]

Category: Media Matters

01.12.2014

Mozambique: Mozambique’s Parliamentary Assembly passes final Access to Information Bill

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) is pleased to learn that on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 the Mozambican Parliament passed an access to information (ATI) Bill. [more]

Category: Media Matters

20.11.2014

Somalia: Impunity guaranteed for violence against journalists in Somalia

Reporters Without Borders condemns journalist Abdirisak Ali Abdi’s murder on 18 November 2014 in Galkayo, in the northeastern semi-autonomous region of Puntland. This unclaimed killing has yet again highlighted the urgent need to...[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 ...