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  • 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...

  • Tunisian journalists' trade unions set to fight corruption in media
    20 february 2018 18:13:22
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Tunisian Journalists' Trade Union (SNJT) and the general news trade union (SGI) have reaffirmed their strong determination to fight corruption in the media sector and guarantee transparency in the financing of broadcasting houses. Full text...

  • CPJ urges Ethiopia to drop charges against blogger
    17 february 2018 11:10:14
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on the Ethiopian authorities to drop an incitement charge against Zone 9 blogger, Atnafu Berhane. Full text...

  • Gambian journalists welcome ECOWAS Court ruling on media laws
    15 february 2018 17:11:47
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - The Gambia Press Union (GPU) has welcomed the ruling by the Abuja-based ECOWAS Court of Justice on Wednesday that ordered the government to repeal the laws of sedition, criminal defamation, false publication on the internet and false publication and broadcasting. Full text...

  • CPJ urges Gambia to act on ECOWAS Court ruling
    15 february 2018 14:46:33
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Media watchdog, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), has called on the Gambian government to act on a judgment passed by a sub-regional court and “immediately repeal its laws on criminal libel, sedition and false news”. Full text...

  • CPJ welcomes release of 2 Ethiopian journalists
    14 february 2018 22:45:23
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Wednesday welcomed the release of two Ethiopian journalists, Eskinder Nega and Woubshet Taye, from custody. Full text...

  • Rwanda suspends community radio over hate broadcast
    13 february 2018 14:18:11
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda's media regulatory body has suspended a Christian community radio station's operating licence for three months, after it aired what authorities considered as hatred remarks against women by a local pastor. Full text...

  • Media watchdog denounces Tunisian party's threats against journalists
    13 february 2018 11:50:52
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - Media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RWB), has denounced the decision of Tunisian religious party Ennahdha to prosecute journalists and media houses considered as "hostile". Full text...

  • Education and Africa: Twin priorities of UNESCO DG at Education Funding Conference
    02 february 2018 06:30:25
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, says education must become the priority in development aid. Full text...

  • Media body decries 'flogging' of journalists at Liberian parliament
    01 february 2018 16:49:17
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) on Thursday condemned the “cruel violence” meted out against journalists covering the upper house of the Liberian parliament, the Senate, on January 31. Full text...

  • UNESCO to award 2018 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance, Non-Violence
    20 january 2018 15:01:28
    Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO has invited governmental and non-governmental entities, civil society actors and individuals active in strengthening foundations for peace and tolerance to propose candidates for the 2018 UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence. Full text...

  • UNESCO advocates for 'Quality Education for All in Africa'
    20 january 2018 08:24:10
    Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO Director-General, Audrey Azoulay, has advocated for education as a priority investment for sustainable development in Africa. Full text...

  • Hundreds mourn renowned Rwandan journalist Casmiry Kayumba
    18 january 2018 09:44:34
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Hundreds of people on Thursday turned up for the burial of veteran Rwandan journalist, Casmiry Kayumba, former publisher of Ukuri weekly newspaper, who died of heart attack on Tuesday. Full text...

  • CPJ names global 'Press Oppressors'
    09 january 2018 12:33:25
    New York, US (PANA) - The Committee to Protect Journalists has named its global Press Oppressors - world leaders who use rhetoric, legal action and censorship to try to silence their critics. Full text...

  • Media watchdog demands release of Nigerian journalist
    09 january 2018 11:28:04
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Media watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is asking the Nigerian authorities to immediately release Timothy Elombah, editor of the news website Elombah. Full text...

  • Somaliland journalists sentenced to two years in prison on propaganda charges
    09 january 2018 11:16:17
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A Somaliland regional court has sentenced journalists Mohamed Abdilaahi Dabshid and Ahmed Dirie Liltire to two years in prison on charges of conducting propaganda against the state, bringing Somaliland into contempt and "bringing the flag or national emblem of a foreign state" into contempt. Full text...

  • Cyclone Ava dominates media coverage in Mauritius
    06 january 2018 14:05:34
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The New Year festivities were marked in Mauritius by the passage of tropical cyclone Ava, near the coast of the island, which brought heavy winds and a lot of rain, thus disrupting the first days of work of 2018. Full text...

  • Former Rwandan publisher released from prison
    05 january 2018 15:47:15
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Former publisher of the weekly Rwanda Focus, Shyaka Kanuma, has been released from prison after serving one year in prison over tax evasion charges, a judicial source confirmed Friday in Kigali. Full text...

  • RSF condemns attempt to kidnap press freedom defender in DR Congo
    03 january 2018 18:33:28
    Monrovia, Liberia (PANA) - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has condemned an attack by gunmen on the Kinshasa home of Tshivis Tshivuadi, the secretary-general of the Congolese media freedom NGO, Journalist in Danger (JED). Full text...

  • UNESCO chief 'deeply regrets' Israel's decision to withdraw from agency
    30 december 2017 04:24:08
    Paris, France (PANA) – The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has voiced “deep regret” over Israel's decision to withdraw from the agency. Full text...

  • Egyptian journalist marks a year in detention - Rights group
    22 december 2017 07:09:43
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) – Egyptian journalist Mahmoud Hussein on Friday marks one year in pretrial detention without proper due process, Human Rights Watch said. Full text...

  • CPJ says 262 journalists in jails around the world
    13 december 2017 20:38:02
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - For the second year in a row, the number of journalists imprisoned for their work hit a historic high, as the U.S. and other Western powers failed to pressure the world’s worst jailers--Turkey, China, and Egypt--into improving the bleak climate for press freedom, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said on Wednesday. Full text...

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