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26.01.2015

Media freedom essential during upcoming 2015 African elections

As Zambia, Lesotho and Tanzania go to the polls in 2015, the media have a key role to play in ensuring fair and transparent elections with informed voters. [more]

Category: Media Matters

23.01.2015

Burundi: Burundian journalist arrested, charged after not revealing source

Burundian authorities imprisoned the director of the privately owned Radio Publique Africaine on Tuesday and charged him with complicity in murder, according to news reports. The arrest followed the station's broadcast of an...[more]

Category: Media Matters

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

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Friday, 12. January 2018
08:16 - MFWA Condemns Assault on Journalists, Calls for Prompt Retribution for Culprits
The Media Foundation for West Africa MFWA has learnt with dismay the attack on four journalists and a driver by vigilantes of the New Patriotic Party at the party’s Headquarters in...