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It is with great sorrow that fesmedia Africa of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) announces the passing of our cherished colleague and friend, Peter Schellschmidt.

Peter died on 7 June 2016 at the age of 71 after a long battle with cancer.[more]

Category: New(s) at fesmedia Africa


Regulation threats worry editors' forum

THE Editors' Forum of Namibia (EFN) has expressed concern that although Namibia continues to fare very well in Africa and the world in terms of press freedom, elements of harassment and regulation could threaten the status quo.[more]

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World Bank's access to info move worries civil societies

THE African Platform on Access to Information working group and other civil society organisations have written to the World Bank to express concern about the downgrade on the global right to information agenda.[more]

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Human Rights and Information in Africa: A reflection on trends

One in three people on the planet is an Internet user.1 It has emerged as a new lived space and reality for citizens, and thus also a new space in which human rights has to be considered. In the early days of the Internet, many...[more]

Category: New(s) at fesmedia Africa


MISA documentary highlights free expression struggles in southern Africa

Freedom of expression is one of the cornerstones of all democratic systems.[more]

Category: New(s) at fesmedia Africa


MISA Namibia launches 5th African Media Barometer for Namibia

WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA – The Namibian media environment has not changed significantly since the last African Media Barometer (AMB) held in 2011, as it remains conducive for media freedom and freedom of expression. However, there are a...[more]

Category: New(s) at fesmedia Africa


Namibia: Namibia comes in the near bottom of the global rank in the easiness in accesing official data

Namibia has come near the bottom of global rankings that assess how easy it is for the public to access official data. Namibia came 77th out of 86 countries in the Open Data Barometer released on Jan 20. In the 2013 Barometer...[more]

Category: New(s) at fesmedia Africa


Namibia: fesmedia Africa, IPPR and ECN launch an electoral procedures bulletin

In conjunction with the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) and the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), fesmedia Africa, the regional media project of the Friedrich- Ebert-Stiftung (FES), launched an information...[more]

Category: New(s) at fesmedia Africa

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Monday, 18. February 2019
13:41 - “Civil Society and African Media Policy in the Digital Age” course now offered at Wits Link Centre
Wits LINK Centre and WitsX introduce the Civil Society and African Media Policy in the Digital Age free online course, available on edX.