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  • Unesco, French RSF call for adequate inquiry into murder of Ahmed Hussein Suale
    19 january 2019 19:29:05
    Paris, France (PANA) - The Unesco Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, and Reporters Without Borders (RSF), have condemned the murder of investigative journalist, Ahmed Hussein Suale, and called on the Ghanaian authorities to conduct an investigation to bring the perpetrators of the act to justice. Full text...

  • Rio de Janeiro named World Capital of Architecture for 2020
    19 january 2019 07:31:51
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (PANA) - UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Culture, Ernesto Ottone R, Thomas Vonier, President of the International Union of Architects (UIA), and Verena Vicentini Andreatta, Municipal Secretary of the City of Rio for Urbanism, on Friday, 18 January, 2019, announced that the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro will be the World Capital of Architecture for 2020. Full text...

  • UNESCO ready to support Congo's tourism
    18 january 2019 09:16:14
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Congo is prepared to support Congo's efforts to develop its tourism to strengthen its national economy. Full text...

  • Regulatory body slams media on handling of security information
    17 january 2019 19:09:22
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Higher Council of Communication (CSC) in Burkina Faso on Thursday expressed concern on the handling of security information in some media outlets and social networks.Full text...

  • Rights body demands release of detained Mozambican journalist
    10 january 2019 15:47:34
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Amnesty International has called on the Mozambican authorities to immediately release journalist Amade Abubacar from arbitrary detention by military forces and end the escalating crackdown on media practioners.Full text...

  • Malian journalists call for private media support fund for media houses
    10 january 2019 11:16:25
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - The Vice-President of Mali's Press Centre, Alexis Kalambry, has called for the establishment of a private media support fund to improve the living and working conditions of media staff in the country.Full text...

  • Siege ends at Nigerian newspaper, Army explains action
    07 january 2019 07:33:57
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The siege at four offices of Nigeria's Daily Trust newspapers has ended after the government on Sunday night directed the military to vacate the various premises. Full text...

  • Nigerian security operatives shut down leading independent newspaper
    06 january 2019 20:34:41
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Armed troops of the Nigerian Army and the Department of State Security (DSS) on Sunday shut down the operations of the Abuja-based Daily Trust newspaper. Full text...

  • Libyan Interior ministry condemns attack on journalists by security forces
    05 january 2019 12:03:42
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libya's Interior ministry of the Government of National Accord on Saturday condemned attacks against journalists by security forces of the country.Full text...

  • UNESCO chief calls for safety of media workers in Somalia
    04 january 2019 19:23:44
    Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has condemned the car bomb attack in the Somali capital that killed high profile television journalist Awil Dahir Salad, his driver, Abdiqadir Hassan Yusuf, and two bodyguards, Mohamed Dubad Gajaow and Ibrahim Mohayadin Ahmed, alongside more than 10 other people. Full text...

  • Togo media highlight election campaign, opposition protests
    15 december 2018 05:24:39
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - The campaign for the 20 December legislative elections in Togo, opposition protests to stop the process and the silence of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Togo's political crisis were some of the stories highlighted by the Togolese media this week. Full text...

  • Founder of Senegal's Walfadjri Press Group buried
    07 december 2018 20:25:44
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The founder and CEO of the Walfadjri (Walf) Press Group, Sidy Lamine Niasse, who died Tuesday in Dakar, was buried on Friday in Kaolack, his hometown. Full text...

  • Media watchdog condemns assassination attempt on chairman Somalia journalists
    06 december 2018 12:04:44
    Paris, France (PANA) - Media watchdog Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) has condemned the attempted assassination of Ismail Sheikh Khalifa, the president of the network of journalists and human rights in Somalia (HRJ), and called on the authorities to immediately "open serious and independent investigation" to identify the perpetrators. Full text...

  • Online newspaper launched in Mauritius
    06 december 2018 11:34:42
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Consumer Advocacy Platform (CAP), consumer rights NGO in Mauritius, on Thursday launched an online newspaper Consom'Acteur for consumers. Full text...

  • UEMOA countries pledge to conserve their audiovisual heritage
    03 december 2018 18:26:02
    Paris, France (PANA) - Eight member countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) have committed to the preservation of their audiovisual heritage by signing a directive establishing an audiovisual legal deposit, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • RSF protests insults and threats to newsmen by SA opposition figure
    29 november 2018 19:02:52
    Paris, France (PANA) - Reporters sans frontières (RSF) has strongly condemned the incitement of hate against journalists in recent weeks by Julius Malema, a prominent opposition leader in South Africa, who it claims is multiplying insults and threats to journalists and the media. Full text...

  • Fare thee well, Biava Seshie (Tribute to the late Biava Seshie, Editor-in-Chief of PANAPRESS, by Kennedy Abwao)
    17 november 2018 07:27:17
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) – The saying adversity is the mother of invention applied best for Biava Seshie, who was the Editor-In-Chief of the Pan African News Agency until his eternal rest on 15 October 2018. Full text...

  • Pretoria addresses detention of prominent journalists
    08 november 2018 09:34:45
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) on Thursday expressed deep concern over the detention of South African journalist, Angela Quintal and her Kenyan colleague, Muthoki Mumo, in Dar es Salaam. Full text...

  • Khartoum welcomes South Sudan's initiative to help end conflict in Sudan
    06 november 2018 20:01:43
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan has welcomed the good offices offered by South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit for resolving the remaining conflict in Sudan’s Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains areas. Full text...

  • Security chief drops charges against journalists, media houses
    02 november 2018 16:08:03
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - The Director of the Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), Lt. Gen. Salah Abdulla Gosh, has announced the dropping of “all lawsuits” filed against journalists and newspapers. Full text...

  • Killing of journalists ‘outrageous’ and should not be ‘new normal’ - Guterres
    02 november 2018 00:29:45
    New York, US (PANA) - The killing of journalists around the world for doing their job is “outrageous” and should not become the “new normal”, according to UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Full text...

  • EU underlines media safety and security to promote democracy
    01 november 2018 08:31:47
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - There is, in many countries, a worrying tendency to erode and shrink the space for free journalism, often by putting indiscriminately in question the credibility of media to discredit and weaken their work, the High Representatives of the European Union has said.Full text...

  • Political incitement to violence against journalists is ‘toxic’: UN experts
    01 november 2018 04:53:17
    New York, US (PANA) - A group of independent, UN-appointed human rights experts has called on world leaders to stop inciting hatred and violence against the media, citing the hundreds of journalists killed or forcibly detained because of their work, and ensure that those responsible are held accountable. Full text...

  • Pan-African parliament to discuss Libyan crisis with warring parties
    28 october 2018 15:13:17
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Presidency of the African Parliament (PAP) will send a delegation to Libya to discuss the crisis in that north African country with stakeholders and international parties with a view to finding a negotiated settlement to the crisis, the Libyan MP at the PAP, Youssef al-Fakhri, told the press on Sunday. Full text...

  • Mauritian gov't criticised by media for silence in Khashoggi case
    27 october 2018 11:51:30
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritian media this week criticised the Government of Mauritius for its silence in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, early this month. Full text...

  • Burkinabe Communication minister calls for accurate reportage of information on terrorism
    19 october 2018 09:36:59
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Burkina Faso's minister of Communication, Remis Dandjounou, has urged journalists to report responsibly on the fresh outbreak of terrorist attacks in the West African country so as not to be the mouthpiece of terrorists.Full text...

  • UN agency seeks media partners for new campaign against killers of journalists
    19 october 2018 03:47:01
    Paris, France (PANA) - Every four days, a journalist is murdered, often for simply doing their job of uncovering something that someone wants to stay hidden: the vast majority of these killings go unpunished. Full text...

  • Sudan to mediate for peace in CAR
    17 october 2018 07:45:18
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Central African Republic (CAR) warring factions and government have agreed to meet in Khartoum under Sudanese President Omar Bashir’s mediation to end the conflict in their country. Full text...

  • Rwandan court upholds suspension of community radio station
    11 october 2018 11:23:31
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - A Rwandan court has upheld the suspension slapped on a community radio station for broadcasting hate remarks against women. Full text...

  • UNESCO Prize for Girls' and Women's Education to be awarded on Thursday
    10 october 2018 13:27:44
    Paris, France (PANA) - The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education will Thursday honours outstanding and innovative contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. Full text...

  • UNESCO D-G to attend Francophonie Summit in Yerevan, Armenia
    10 october 2018 13:26:41
    Paris, France (PANA) - The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, will travel to Yerevan on 11 October to represent the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, at the 17th Summit of the International Organisation of la Francophonie (IOF). Full text...

  • UNGA meeting spotlights the ‘press behind bars’
    29 september 2018 11:07:11
    New York, US (PANA) - Regularly threatened, attacked and killed, journalists are also being imprisoned in record numbers around the world, an event on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly highlighted on Friday. Full text...

  • Gambian journalists demand investigation into assault of colleague
    25 september 2018 09:16:35
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambia Press Union is demanding a thorough and impartial investigation by the Inspector-General of Police into an alleged assault of a television cameraman. Full text...

  • UNESCO holds Roundtable on "Building Just and Peaceful Societies"
    21 september 2018 15:35:55
    Paris, France (PANA) - On the occasion of the celebration of the International Day of Peace on 21 September, UNESCO will organize a roundtable discussion on the complex but intrinsic relationship between human rights and sustainable peace. Full text...

  • Namibia, Estonia and Indonesia home to 2018 winners of Education for Sustainable Development Prize
    21 september 2018 15:25:37
    Paris, France (PANA) - The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has named the three winners of this year’s UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Full text...

  • Sudanese security agency seizes ‘Al-Tayyar’ daily
    12 september 2018 11:33:43
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Tuesday confiscated print runs of ‘Al-Tayyar’ newspaper from the printing house without giving reasons. Full text...

  • International Literacy Day 2018, promoting Literacy and Skills Development (A Feature by UNESCO)
    08 september 2018 13:16:35
    Paris, France (PANA) - September 8th was proclaimed as International Literacy Day (ILD) at the 14th session of UNESCO’s General Conference on 26 October, 1966. Since 1967, ILD celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society. Full text...

  • South African opposition party calls for probe into new 24-hour television channel
    29 august 2018 11:46:40
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) – South Africa's opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Wednesday raised concerns over the selection of Newzroom Afrika as the winning bidder to broadcast a new 24-hour television channel in the country.Full text...

  • Island of Mozambique hosts int'l Colloquium on memories of Slavery
    22 august 2018 14:51:23
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - A four-day international colloquium, organized by UNESCO and partners on the "Memories of Slavery on the Island of Mozambique: History, Resistance, Liberty and Heritage", is ongoing in the African nation. Full text...

  • HRW slams arrests, detentions of journalists in Nigeria
    21 august 2018 08:20:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Several recent arrests and detentions of journalists and activists in Nigeria suggest a disturbing trend toward repression of freedom of expression, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UNESCO DG bemoans the passing of Kofi Annan
    19 august 2018 09:57:18
    Paris, France (PANA) - "I am deeply saddened to learn of the sudden death of former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Kofi Annan," said Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, who called the Ghanaian diplomat: "A great defender of peace, a very embodiment of peace and of a resolutely modern vision of the United Nations." Full text...

  • Rights group blasts Mozambique for exorbitant accreditation fees for journalists
    14 august 2018 19:43:34
    Maputo, Mozambique (PANA) - Amnesty International on Tuesday blasted the Mozambican authorities for approving exorbitant media accreditation fees describing it as an assault on freedom of the press and a blatant attempt to clamp down on journalists. Full text...

  • UNESCO chief condemns killing of journalist in Libya
    14 august 2018 18:24:04
    Paris, France (PANA) – UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay on Tuesday condemned the killing of Libyan journalist Musa Abdul Kareem on 31 July in Sabha, southwestern Libya where he worked for a local newspaper. Full text...

  • UNESCO invites experts to open discussion on Artificial Intelligence
    21 july 2018 12:24:52
    Paris, France (PANA) - In order to reflect on the significant impact of emerging and smart technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) on the Organization’s core mandate to promote the free flow of ideas by word and image and build inclusive knowledge societies, UNESCO’s Communication and Information (CI) Sector, with partners, will be organizing an open discussion on “Harnessing AI to Foster Knowledge Societies and Sustainable Development”. Full text...

  • How to restore the ocean’s oxygen? A New tool for policy makers (A UNESCO Feature)
    21 july 2018 11:53:23
    Paris, France (PANA) - Oxygen is declining in the ocean. Since the 1960s, the area of low oxygen water in the open ocean has increased by 4.5 million km2 and over 500 low oxygen sites have been identified around the world. Full text...

  • UNESCO, partner organize workshop on 21st Century Skills assessment
    16 july 2018 13:55:44
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Teaching and Learning - Educators' Network for Transformation (TALENT), a network coordinated by UNESCO, in collaboration with Brookings Institution and Global Partnership for Education, is organizing a workshop on the 21st Century Skills assessment. Full text...

  • Kagame salutes historic meeting between Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders
    09 july 2018 09:27:19
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan President and current Chairman of the African Union (AU) Paul Kagame has lauded the meeting between the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea, who agreed on Sunday to restore diplomatic relations after nearly 20 years and to open the border between their neighbouring Horn of Africa countries.Full text...

  • Rights group criticises Uganda's 'troubling' social media tax
    03 july 2018 07:43:49
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - Human Rights Watch, an international human rights organisation, has joined in the chorus of criticism of the Ugandan government for imposing "a troubling new set of tax rules" on social media users. Full text...

  • Rights group slams Uganda for social media tax
    02 july 2018 18:29:48
    Kampala, Uganda (PANA) - An international human rights watchdog on Monday slammed Uganda for introducing social media tax saying it is a means of curtailing freedom of expression. Full text...

  • UNESCO chief condemns killing of Bangladeshi writer
    15 june 2018 09:41:56
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, Friday condemned the murder of book and magazine publisher Shahjahan Bachchu in Munshiganj district in central Bangladesh on 11 June.Full text...

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