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Dangerous reporting from Mugabe’s Zanu pf Zimbabwe

Dangerous reporting from Mugabe’s Zanu pf Zimbabwe

Reporting from political hot spots is not a glamorous job, veteran journalist Peta Thornycroft warns. To be successful, you need a logical and methodical...
New Zimbabwe policies: “Vulgar” editor gets the boot

New Zimbabwe policies: “Vulgar” editor gets the boot

The minister of information has ordered all state media to sieze using hate speech and support the all inclusive government in nation building. Media,...
No news from Nigerian anti-president blogger since arrest

No news from Nigerian anti-president blogger since arrest

Contrary to human rights, and the Nigerian law and justice system, Jonathan Elendu, a Nigerian blogger has been arrested and detained by the Nigeria’s...
Botswana President accused of anti media sentiments

Botswana President accused of anti media sentiments

Botswana president Ian Khama has been roundly accused by the media for not being friendly since he took over in April. Reports say Khama...
Ban on Nigerian television channel lifted

Ban on Nigerian television channel lifted

The Director General of the National Broadcasting Comission (NBC), Engr. Yomi Bolarinwa, Friday announced the lifting of the suspension of the licence of the...
Canadian author sued by ex international goalie over false allegations

Canadian author sued by ex international goalie over false allegations

Former Ghana international goalkeeper, Abubakari Damba, Tuesday said he had instituted moves to sue Declan Hill, a Canadian journalist, over allegations that he was...
Mauritanian junta soliciting popularity pledges public media pluralism

Mauritanian junta soliciting popularity pledges public media pluralism

Mauritanian Head of State, General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, Tuesday emphasised the importance of pluralism and diversity of opinions in the public media, said...
Rupert Murdoch and Fox News now Obama allies ?

Rupert Murdoch and Fox News now Obama allies ?

Rupert Murdoch brokered a “tentative truce” between his Fox News network and Barack Obama at a secret meeting with the Democratic presidential nominee, accor­ding...
Has Kenya really moved on after election fiasco ?

Has Kenya really moved on after election fiasco ?

Kenya's presidential elections fiasco made a prominent comeback this week in the newspaper headlines, as senior executives of the East African nation's disgraced electoral...
Founder of Windhoek Observer, Hannes Smith, dies at 75

Founder of Windhoek Observer, Hannes Smith, dies at 75

Editor and founder of Namibia's Windhoek Observer, the country's oldest and largest circulating weekly, Hannes Smith, died Tuesday morning of alzheimer, drawing mixed emotions...
Young people arrested over facebook affair could be charged with attempt to topple gov’t

Young people arrested over facebook affair could be charged with attempt to topple gov’t

The arrest of dozens of young Egyptians over their use of Facebook was the highlight of local press during the week. Government and opposition publications...
Respected Nigerian journalist, Alhaji Babatunde Jose, dies …

Respected Nigerian journalist, Alhaji Babatunde Jose, dies …

The man widely regarded as the Doyen of Nigerian journalism, Alhaji Babatunde Jose, died on Saturday at the age of 82, the News Agency...
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John R. Bradley’s controversial book authorised to be sold in Egypt

The Egyptian government denied rumours that it had officially banned a book by a British journalist that is critical of Egyptian politics. The book titled...
Cameroon : Ban on radio stations lifted but only just …

Cameroon : Ban on radio stations lifted but only just …

Cameroonian authorities have lifted a ban on three private broadcasters summarily closed in connection with their critical coverage in February, but police are withholding...
Ethiopian government moves to stifle and repress journalists legally

Ethiopian government moves to stifle and repress journalists legally

A global media freedom wat chdog, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), on Thursday decried press freedom violations in Ethiopia while calling on the...
Apologies from the man who announced Zambian president’s death and why he did it

Apologies from the man who announced Zambian president’s death and why he did it

THE person who allegedly tipped a South African radio station last week that Zambian leader Levy Mwanawasa had died has apologised. Zambia media reports today...
Rule of terror as the Gambia holds journalist for more than 730 days

Rule of terror as the Gambia holds journalist for more than 730 days

A sub-regional media freedom watchdog, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Monday decried "the continued detention of Gambian journalist Chief Ebrima Manneh", saying he...
Foreign literature classed in luxury goods category

Foreign literature classed in luxury goods category

Zimbabwe has imposed an import duty on the foreign press following concerns by Robert Mugabe’s government over "hostile foreign newspapers coming into Zimbabwe," state...
Cameroon :  Journalists thrown into jail for reporting corruption

Cameroon : Journalists thrown into jail for reporting corruption

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today urged the Cameroonian government to end the intimidation of journalists reporting on corruption scandals in the country after...
Africa’s bleeding media

Africa’s bleeding media

In Africa, a continent where journalists are often caught between the battle lines, there is a lot of legislative ground to cover for the...
Egyptian police tortured bloggers

Egyptian police tortured bloggers

Egyptian authorities have released three bloggers, including Karim El Beheiri, who were arrested and detained following their coverage of demonstrations to protest rising prices...
Cameroonian journalists receive two suspicious police summons

Cameroonian journalists receive two suspicious police summons

Two journalists working for the Cameroonian private daily, Le Messager in Yaoundé, have been summoned to the police headquarters. Marie Noëlle Guichi and Jean François...
Egypt hosts ITU Telecom Africa conference

Egypt hosts ITU Telecom Africa conference

The 2008 edition of the ITU Telecom Africa conference has started off in Egypt, with about 200 companies from 45 nations attending. The 12-15 May...
Egyptian gov’t blocks opposition web site ahead of telecom conference

Egyptian gov’t blocks opposition web site ahead of telecom conference

Egypt's leading opposition movement, Kefaya's (Enough), web site has been blocked by the government-controlled T-Data internet provider. The nation's largest web company has been...
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Sierra Leone gov’t closes opposition radio station

Sierra Leone's opposition "Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) Radio Unity FM 94.0 has unceremoniously gone off air. The opposition Party accused the ruling All People's...
Hardcore racism in the French film industry

Hardcore racism in the French film industry

I am a French actress; I studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur d'Art Dramatique. I am a dub actor for theater plays, television and...
Egypt : Two killed and several journalists arrested

Egypt : Two killed and several journalists arrested

Nine Egyptian journalists, photographers and one cameraman were the latest arrests in the Northern Delta town of Mahalla Al Kubra, panapress reported from the...
Morocco : Mohamed Serraj attacked

Morocco : Mohamed Serraj attacked

The general secretary of the moroccan press national syndicate Mohamed Daw Serraj, (SNPM from its french acronym, Syndicat National de la Presse Maroccaine), is...
Moroccan journalists compared to “prisoners on parole”

Moroccan journalists compared to “prisoners on parole”

A press conference organised by Rachid Nini, editorial director of the moroccan daily, Al Massae, on Monday, March 31 in Casablanca, was marked by...
Senegal : Police arrest 24 and raid tv station

Senegal : Police arrest 24 and raid tv station

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has strongly condemned the assault of a independent TV channel reporter, the raid against his station and the...