Eritrea called on to provide info on jailed journalists

Eritrea: 15 years later still no information on jailed senior politicians and independent journalists...

19 Sep 2016

Police should protect journalists in Africa

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has recommended training for police and other security forces that is focused on protecting journalists...

16 Sep 2016

Zimbabwe government controls over social media criticised

The government of Zimbabwe's Computer Crime and Cyber Crime Bill would severely limit citizens' access to information...

11 Aug 2016

United States concerned over media intimidation in Lesotho

United States concerned over escalating press intimidation in Lesotho...

19 Jul 2016

Zimbabwe: Govt blocks internet amid police crackdown

Zimbabwe government comes under fire for blocking the internet and mobile messaging services during protests, 6 July 2016...

By Dewa Mavhinga 7 Jul 2016

Uganda must investigate human rights violations

Uganda must investigate break-ins at groups' offices, halt impunity - pattern of attacks indicates perpetrators enjoy impunity, claims Human Rights Watch...

28 Jun 2016

Al Jazeera condemns death sentence for journalists

Al Jazeera has strongly condemned the sentencing to death of two journalists in Egypt...

21 Jun 2016

Africa Day: Call for AU to protect journalists

Africa Day statement from Right2Know calls for freedom of expression in Africa...

25 May 2016

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice

The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.

By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013

Journalist freed in Ghana amid free speech concerns

A Ghanaian newspaper editor was released last Thursday after serving a controversial 10-day jail term ordered by the west African nation's supreme court for criticising the judges' handling of a dispute over last year's presidential election.

16 Jul 2013

Search for bravest women journalists

WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

22 Feb 2013

Ghana: Avoka calls for non-partisan debate on Information Bill

KUMASI: The Majority Leader in Parliament, Cletus Avoka, has urged civil society groups and other stakeholders to adopt a non-partisan approach to discussions on the Right to Information Bill which is currently before Parliament.

8 Aug 2011

Social media, popular revolt: cure against African dictators?

The events and developments of the past six months in Africa have demonstrated that the rise of social media has not only revolutionised the business environment, but also redefined the political scene by shaking the foundation of dictatorship, lack of service delivery and corruption for the first time since the dawn of independences.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva: @sikitimedia 5 Jul 2011

African people disillusioned with leadership - Moeletsi Mbeki

"African people - like me - are completely disillusioned with the performance of their leaders because of what they have done and what they are doing, and for me these people should not be called leaders, but rather the elite," Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of former South African president Thabo Mbeki and chairman of the SA Institute of International Affairs, said, speaking at the CNN-MultiChoice media forum currently taking place in Bryanston, Johannesburg, on Friday, 24 June 2011.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva: @sikitimedia 24 Jun 2011

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