Media - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper News Corp. passes MySpace over to Vevo? Tue, 29 Mar 2011 09:31:24 +0200 <p class="spip">The media giant is said to have approached the music website about exchanging the social network for a stake in a new venture.</p> <p class="spip">News Corp. is in talks to give control of MySpace to music Website, Bloomberg reported, citing sources.</p> Eloïne Barry, APO Executive Director Wed, 26 Jan 2011 01:39:02 +0100 The Dakar-based African Press Organisation announced yesterday the appointment of its Executive Director. Eloïne Barry gives an exclusive interview to and shares with us her vision on the APO leadership and ambition. She is Franco-Guinean born in Lyon, France, where she was raised up and studied Translations and International Relations followed by a Communication Master. Prior to joining the APO she was Head of Media Relations for EMEA at PR Newswire, global leader in news distribution, targeting and monitoring for 5 years. Interview. WikiLeaks copycat reveals Indonesia's bloody secrets Tue, 21 Dec 2010 15:26:41 +0100 Stefan Simanowitz reports on how the appearance of IndoLeaks has led to speculation that documents may emerge to throw light some of the darkest periods of Indonesia's history Stefan Simanowitz Zimbabwe: Editor released but "dark times are back" Thu, 02 Dec 2010 15:39:42 +0100 After a 24 hour detention in Harare's Rhodesville police station, a Zimbabwean court has ordered the release of Nevanji Madanhire, editor of a privately owned newspaper. Madanhire was arrested on Tuesday for publishing a story alleging that a recall of veteran officers loyal the Southern African country's octogenarian president ahead of next year's presidential polls was ongoing. Alice Chimora Zimbabwe: Police intimidate journalists ahead of 2011 polls Wed, 01 Dec 2010 17:16:58 +0100 Zimbabwean police have arrested a second journalist from a private newspaper in as many weeks on charges of publishing an article that undermines confidence in the security forces. Alice Chimora Egypt: The art of silencing Gamal Mubarak's political critics Thu, 21 Oct 2010 11:16:21 +0200 Next month's Parliamentary elections in Egypt will be followed by the presidential elections next year. The stakes are high as it is still not clear who the candidate for the presidential office, especially from the ruling party, will be. Bitter behind the scenes tussles are rocking the corridors of power as the President seeks to impose his son. And measures to silence those who question the wisdom of this choice are relentless. Two top Egyptian journalists have found themselves in the cross-hairs of the authorities. YOUSSRA Somalia: Islamist militia takes over Horn Afrik and GBC radios Mon, 20 Sep 2010 04:18:42 +0200 Islamist militants in Somalia have taken control of major independent radio stations in their bid to infiltrate the Somali public with extreme Islamic propaganda and overthrow the transitional government backed by the United Nations and the United States. Desmond North African media: 50 year journey from hell to the voice of democracy Sat, 04 Sep 2010 10:26:42 +0200 When on 18 March this year the Daily Nation, one of Africa's biggest and most successful independent newspapers, celebrated its 50th anniversary, Charles Onyango Obbo, a columnist for the Nairobi, Kenya, paper, wrote, “It has mostly been hell on earth for the African media for most of these 50 years. In fact the freest period for the African media generally has been the 15-year period between 1990 and 2005.” Professor Kwame Karikari African Media Chiefs to Discuss Sustainable Business Models at Annual Summit Thu, 02 Sep 2010 16:03:14 +0200 JOHANNESBURG, September 2 – Leading African media executives are preparing to meet in Tanzania from 26-29 September for the 2010 edition of the Africa Media Leadership Conference (AMLC). This year's summit will focus on identifying and developing “Sustainable Media Business Models in the Digital Age”. Uganda's sedition law scrapped Thu, 26 Aug 2010 01:56:09 +0200 A sedition law in Uganda under which many journalists have been arrested and prosecuted is no more. Geof Magga Discovering John H. Johnson: An African-American media mogul Fri, 20 Aug 2010 08:51:18 +0200 In his autobiography, Succeeding Against the Odds, John H. Johnson, an African American who overcame poverty to become one of the wealthiest businessmen in the United States, revealed what pleased him most in attaining success: “the greater the handicap, the greater the triumph.” Johnson, born in 1918, rose from humble origins in the Mississippi River town of Arkansas City, Arkansas, to found the country's largest African-American publishing empire and a variety of other business enterprises. He became a confidant of U. S. presidents of both political parties and served his country as a special envoy to several nations in Europe and Africa. Clint C. Wilson II Southern African region joins Zimbabwe in dismal press rankings Wed, 18 Aug 2010 20:54:33 +0200 Press freedom rankings conducted by Freedom House, an international watchdog has revealed that Zimbabwe is still ranked as the lowest in the Southern African region. Alice Chimora In Burundi, 2nd editor arrested in less than a month Wed, 11 Aug 2010 23:57:47 +0200 Burundian police on Tuesday arrested Thierry Ndayishimiye, chief editor of the private weekly Arc-en-Ciel, on defamation charges related to a story about alleged government corruption. Ndayishimiye is the second Burundian editor to be jailed in less than a month. Rwanda's controversial drum Fri, 06 Aug 2010 10:47:00 +0200 The media dilemma in Rwanda has been described as the controversial drum. Free press in the country is indeed essential for democracy, development of civil societies and the functioning rule of law. But an unruly press in a country recovering from the 1994 genocide can also deter civility, social progress and democratic system. Konye Obaji Ori Rwanda: Media banned from operation ahead of elections Wed, 04 Aug 2010 12:32:56 +0200 Reporters Without Borders (RSF)- a French-based watchdog, have accused Rwanda's President Paul Kagame of suspending some 30 media organizations, infringing on democracy and undermining the fairness of the forthcoming national elections. Konye Obaji Ori