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25.02.2015

Namibia: NBC reaches 67% digital coverage

The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation says it reached 67% coverage in terms of viewers switching from analogue to digital viewing by the end of last month. [more]

Category: Media Matters

05.02.2015

Burundi: Court refuses to free radio journalist, upholds charges

A Bujumbura court today confirmed criminal charges against Radio Publique Africaine director Bob Rugurika in connection with his coverage of the murder of three Italian nuns, and refused to hear a request by his lawyers for his...[more]

Category: Media Matters

04.02.2015

Lesotho: MoAfrika FM radio presenter attacked at political rally

Jospeh Ntakha, a radio presenter from local private radio station MoAfrika FM Radio was physically attacked at the All Basotho Convention (ABC) political party rally at Setsoto Stadium in Maseru, Lesotho, on 1 February 2015. [more]

Category: Media Matters

03.02.2015

Konaté v Burkina Faso: The Judgment and its Implications for the Decriminalisation of Expression Campaign in Africa

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has handed down a powerful first judgment on press freedom by ruling that criminal defamation laws cannot include custodial sentences or sanctions that are disproportionate, such as...[more]

Category: Media Matters

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Monday, 05. February 2018
14:30 - BBC launches Ethiopian and Eritrean radio services
LONDON – The BBC yesterday launched new daily radio services producing news, current affairs, features and English language training for Ethiopians and Eritreans.
14:59 - Plan by Zambia to regulate internet use sparks debate
LUSAKA – A plan by authorities in Zambia to introduce regulations for social media use has sparked debate in the southern African nation.
Monday, 12. February 2018
15:19 - UN High Commissioner concerned at Fiji media curbs
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says the limits imposed on journalists in Fiji are "highly worrying.''