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  • 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...

  • Experts gather in Madagascar to discuss Quality Physical Education in Africa
    14 june 2018 14:14:05
    Antananarivo, Madagascar (PANA) - The government of Madagascar, in partnership with UNESCO, the African Union (AU) and the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE), is organizing the First Regional Conference of Experts on the Implementation in Africa of a Quality Physical Education and the Kazan Action Plan. Full text...

  • Rwanda's media regulatory body sued over suspension of community radio station
    18 may 2018 15:38:12
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - One of the Christian community Radio Stations, Amazing Grace FM, has dragged the Rwanda Media Commission (RMC), a regulatory body, to court for its recent suspension after it aired what authorities considered as hate remarks against women, PANA learnt Friday from a judicial source in Kigali. Full text...

  • Botswana hosts 7th IWG World Conference on Women in Sport
    18 may 2018 13:26:29
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - The 7th International Working Group (IWG) World Conference on Women in Sport opened in Gaborone, Botswana, on Thursday. Full text...

  • UNESCO celebrates 1st International Day of Light
    12 may 2018 08:31:16
    Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO will welcome leading scientists on 16 May, 2018, for the First edition of the International Day of Light, as it celebrates the role light plays in "our" daily lives. Full text...

  • Journalists call for end to restrictions on press freedom
    04 may 2018 07:08:06
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Journalists have called for an end to attacks on them in their line of work as events to mark the 2018 World Press Freedom Day ended on Thursday. Full text...

  • ‘Standing up for our right to truth,’ UN celebrates press freedom
    04 may 2018 05:36:39
    New York, US (PANA) - With journalism under increasing attack worldwide, top United Nations officials on Thursday joined a growing chorus of calls for the better protection of media workers. Full text...

  • SADC journalists urged to influence bloc's social cohesion
    03 may 2018 18:07:15
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Executive Secretary Stergomena Tax has challenged journalists in the region to provide election coverage that gives voters comprehensive, accurate and reliable information on all aspects of the electoral process. Full text...

  • Mali marks international press freedom day
    03 may 2018 13:34:42
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali on Thursday marked international press freedom day on the theme: ‘Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law."Full text...

  • Ghana President appeals for end of violence against journalists
    03 may 2018 09:32:37
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday night appealed to world leaders to make a conscious effort to end all forms of State-sponsored attacks on journalists. Full text...

  • 'Attacks on journalists reach alarming levels in West and Central Africa'
    03 may 2018 07:44:36
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Journalists across West and Central Africa are facing intimidation and harassment and being targeted with arrest and assault for doing their work while media outlets are often closed down and the Internet journalists rely on to undertake their work shut down, Amnesty International said on World Press Freedom Day as it called on governments in the region to promote media freedom and protect media workers and organizations. Full text...

  • Ghana hosts 62nd IPDC Bureau Meeting
    29 april 2018 04:37:12
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana is to host the 62nd International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) Bureau Meeting of the UN cultural agency from 30 April to 1 May. Full text...

  • Imprisoned Egyptian photojournalist to receive UN press freedom prize
    24 april 2018 05:35:18
    Paris, France (PANA) - A photojournalist who has been in jail for nearly five years after being arrested for covering a demonstration in Cairo has been selected to receive this year’s press freedom prize from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Full text...

  • The world celebrates World Book and Copyright Day
    23 april 2018 11:52:23
    Paris, France (PANA) - The World Book and Copyright Day, observed across the world on 23 April, is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), said on Monday. Full text...

  • UNESCO, partner launch project to tackle violent extremism in Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia
    22 april 2018 11:14:42
    Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) will launch a two-year project on “Prevention of Violent Extremism through Youth Empowerment in Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia” with an event at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, on Tuesday, 24 April. Full text...

  • UN to study its role in Liberia conflict resolution, political mediation
    20 april 2018 05:56:23
    New York, US (PANA) - Commending the remarkable achievements made by the people and Government of Liberia to consolidate lasting peace and stability in the wake of a 1999-2003 civil war, the Security Council on Thursday asked the United Nations Secretary-General to conduct a study of the role played by its peacekeeping mission in resolving conflicts and other challenges the country has faced. Full text...

  • Rwandan journalists remember slain colleagues in genocide against Tutsis
    12 april 2018 14:42:35
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan journalists on Thursday staged a march in the capital city of Kigali in memory of 49 colleagues killed during the April-July 1994 genocide in the country.Full text...

  • Leading South African television host launches foundation
    12 april 2018 08:45:18
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Top South African television host Trevor Noah has launched his own foundation in Johannesburg which aims to provide orphans with education programmes and skills development.Full text...

  • Liberia's media union confirms BBC correspondent seeks safety in US
    05 april 2018 17:35:23
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) – The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Liberia correspondent, Jonathan Paye-Layleh, has confirmed he is in the United States to seek safety after a recent statement from President George Weah the journalist deems a “threat” to his life. Full text...

  • Media watchdog calls for release of DRC journalist
    05 april 2018 09:36:41
    New York, US (PANA) - Media watchdog the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is asking the authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo to immediately release Eliezer Ntambwe, a journalist and presenter at the privately owned news outlet and YouTube channel Tokomi Wap. Full text...

  • UNESCO rewards 3 for outstanding research in Life Sciences
    29 march 2018 07:41:22
    Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (PANA) - UNESCO has named three laureates who will receive the UNESCO–Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences, at its fourth edition of the ceremony in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on Friday, 30 March, 2018. Full text...

  • Media launch kicks off countdown to World Press Freedom Day 2018 in Ghana
    28 march 2018 15:50:15
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - UNESCO and the Government of Ghana on Tuesday kicked off the countdown to World Press Freedom Day 2018 (to be observed 3 May) during a widely-attended media event at the Ghanaian Ministry of Information in Accra. Full text...

  • UNESCO, partners move to promote women's football internationally
    28 march 2018 15:38:42
    Paris, France (PANA) - In the spirit of the approaching FIFA Women’s World Cup, to be held in France in June 2019, UNESCO, together with the French National Union of Professional Footballers (l’Union nationale des footballeurs professionnels – UNFP) and the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS), will work together to advance the promotion of women’s football on the world stage. Full text...

  • Ethiopia arrests at least five journalists during state of emergency
    27 march 2018 12:37:10
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Ethiopian authorities to release five journalists who were arrested in the house of a magazine owner, Temesghen Desalegn. Full text...

  • Media body alleges upsurge in official intimidation of Liberian journalists
    22 march 2018 17:47:00
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - The Press Union of Liberia (PUL), an umbrella organization of Liberian journalists, on Thursday said it has followed with “total dismay rabble-rousing comments” from different sections of the Weah Administration directed towards the local media. Full text...

  • 'Gambian government upholds right to freedom of expression' - Justice minister
    03 march 2018 13:37:01
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The government of The Gambia under the new dispensation is committed to creation of a media friendly environment, devoid of harassment and intimidation of media practitioners, in clear recognition of the right to freedom of expression as a fundamental human right, Attorney General and Minister of Justice Abubacarr M. Tambadou said here on Saturday. Full text...

  • Floods hit headlines in Mauritius dailies this week
    24 february 2018 15:49:55
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Torrential rains that pounded Mauritius daily for more than a week, causing floods in almost all parts of the island, made the headlines this week. Full text...

  • Government raises concern on signs of intolerance in Gambian media
    23 february 2018 14:54:45
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The government of President Adama Barrow has raised concern on signs of intolerance in the Gambian media, particularly those of a religious nature, despite expressing its continued commitment to a free media, according at statement made available to PANA on Friday.Full text...

  • CPJ calls for immediate release of Somaliland journalist
    22 february 2018 11:40:40
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Somaliland authorities should immediately release Mohamed Aabi Digaale, the Hargeisa bureau chief for the London-based broadcaster Universal TV, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Wednesday. Full text...

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