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23.04.2012

The African Platform on Access to Information calls on the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights to advance the Right to Access to Information on the African Continent

The African Platform on Access to Information (APAI), an intercontinental initiative to promote Access to Information on the Continent, took the campaign a step further in its address to the 51st session of the African Commission...[more]

Category: Statements & Developments, Assorted Statements and Developments News

16.04.2012

Concern for journalists, serious setback for media freedom

With parliamentary speaker Dioncounda Traoré newly installed as interim president, Reporters Without Borders looks back at the past three weeks of turmoil in Mali since the 22 March coup d’état and, in particular, its impact on...[more]

Category: Statements & Developments, Assorted Statements and Developments News

08.03.2012

International Women's Day - March 8, 2012

According to Care, a leading humanitarian organisation fighting global poverty, violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread but least recognised human rights abuses in the world. [more]

Category: Statements & Developments, Assorted Statements and Developments News

01.03.2012

Afrique média: Pari gagné pour le Réseau Panafricain des Journalistes (RPJ)

Un an après sa création à Brazzaville (République du Congo), cette structure supranationale des professionnels des médias, mise en place pour favoriser l'émergence d'une presse citoyenne en Afrique, a tenu ses premières assises...[more]

Category: Statements & Developments, Assorted Statements and Developments News

01.03.2012

Applications open for UN fellowships

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its 2012 fellowship program. [more]

Category: Statements & Developments, Assorted Statements and Developments News

29.02.2012

ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly says free media a prerequisite to development

The 7th regional African Caribbean and Pacific-European Union (ACP-EU) Joint Parliamentary Assembly has affirmed free media as a prerequisite to development and critical “in the promotion of democracy, human rights and good...[more]

Category: Statements & Developments, Assorted Statements and Developments News

22.02.2012

Tandis que le domaine de la sécurité murit, les risques se multiplient

Il y a moins de 20 ans, le domaine de la sécurité des journalistes n'existait pas. « Il n'y avait aucune sécurité, aucun gilet pare balles, aucune formation », a déclaré Heather Allan, responsable de la rédaction d'Al-Jazeera en...[more]

Category: Statements & Developments, Assorted Statements and Developments News

21.02.2012

In Africa, Development Still Comes At Freedom's Expense [analysis]

Tommo Monthe, a seasoned Cameroonian diplomat, appeared at a human rights forum alongside the U.N. high commissioner for human rights and extolled the primacy of ... development. [more]

Category: Statements & Developments, Assorted Statements and Developments News

09.02.2012

Le satisfecit de la presse

Les hommes médias n’ont pas masqué leur satisfaction face aux facilités mises à leur disposition avec l’introduction à la Coupe d’Afrique des nations des standards en vigueur à la Coupe du monde.[more]

Category: Statements & Developments, Assorted Statements and Developments News

06.02.2012

The future of journalism ethics: radical transparency

Journalists in the traditional media dealt with their ethics through a set of established rules and practices. We should not accept gifts or freebies, or allow a conflict of interest in stories we cover. We should be immunised...[more]

Category: Statements & Developments, Assorted Statements and Developments News

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