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06.12.2017

DRC journalists arrested, tortured: media watchdog

Kananga - Four journalists and technicians of a Catholic radio station have been arrested and held by Democratic Republic of Congo state security forces, who have submitted them to "serious torture", press watchdog Journalists in...[more]

Category: New(s) at fesmedia Africa

04.12.2017

Ghana to host 2018 edition of World Press Freedom Day

UNESCO and the Government of Ghana will partner to organize the next, 25th global celebration of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) in Accra, Ghana from 3 to 4 May 2018 on “Media, Justice and the Rule of law”. [more]

Category: New(s) at fesmedia Africa

19.09.2017

The Namibia Internet Governance Forum (NamIGF)

The Namibia Internet Governance Forum (NamIGF) is a multi-stakeholder forum that engages on issues related to Internet Governance (IG) on a national level, and how it intersects with IG developments at continental, and...[more]

Category: New(s) at fesmedia Africa

12.09.2017

Communication Strategies for Development and Social Change

fesmedia Africa, the Sub-Saharan media project of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, invited various experts and facilitators from different African Countries and Latin America to attend a “Workshop on Communication Strategies for...[more]

Category: New(s) at fesmedia Africa

23.08.2017

Journalists under duress: Internet shutdowns in Africa are stifling press freedom

The internet for journalism is now like the air you breathe,” said Befeqadu Hailu, an Ethiopian journalist and a member of the Zone 9 blogger collective who was arrested in April 2014 and charged with terrorism. “Without the...[more]

Category: New(s) at fesmedia Africa

16.08.2017

Freedom Of The Press Is A Fundamental Human Need

The United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, which were designed to “end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.” These goals are intended to promote basic human needs and...[more]

Category: New(s) at fesmedia Africa

20.06.2017

A snapshot from the Internet Forum 2017

Intense discussions on fundamental questions regarding power structures and Internet policies were at the core of this year's Stockholm Internet Forum. Take a look at some of the key takeaways. default[more]

Category: New(s) at fesmedia Africa

12.06.2017

Ethiopia: Third Internet shutdown follows imprisonment of two human rights activists

ARTICLE 19 condemns the ongoing internet shutdown in Ethiopia that has paralyzed access to information and communication across the country since 30 May. This latest shutdown is broader than previous ones as it prevents both...[more]

Category: New(s) at fesmedia Africa

27.04.2017

Govt blamed for press freedom drop

THE Namibia chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa yesterday placed the blame for the country's decline on Reporters Without Borders' latest World Press Freedom Index squarely at the feet of government. [more]

Category: New(s) at fesmedia Africa

25.04.2017

REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS: for freedom of information

Freedom of information is fundamental in any democracy, but nearly half of the world’s population has no access to freely-reported news and information.[more]

Category: New(s) at fesmedia Africa

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