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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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Namibia: Leading the Way Where World Press Freedom Day Began

Windhoek — Presidential economic advisor Dr. John Steytler sees part of his job as ensuring Namibia has the freest media in the world. "We are already number one on the African continent," he says, "and we are number seventeen in...[more]

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Uganda: Govt Bans Live Broadcast of Kizza Besigye's Defiance Campaign

Uganda has banned the live broadcast of opposition protests dubbed 'Defiance campaign', the Information minister Gen Jim Muhwezi announced Thursday. [more]

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Motsoeneng pushes for regulation of journalists

SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has reiterated his desire to see the media regulated, getting South Africans fired up on Twitter. [more]

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