African Media (UNESCO) -
  • Nigeria to privatise semi-official Daily Times newspaper 2002
    21 november 2001 15:15:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The privatisation of Nigeria's oldest surviving newspaper, Daily Times, will be concluded by April 2002, according to the country's privatisation agency. Full text...

  • Strike disrupts circulation of Lagos newspaper
    20 november 2001 17:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- One of Nigeria's foremost private newspapers, The Punch, was virtually of the streets in the commercial city of Lagos for the second day running Monday, following a disagreement between its management and distribution agents. Full text...

  • UNESCO head expresses outrage at murder of Colombian journalist
    19 november 2001 21:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura has expressed outrage at the murder of Colombian journalist Heriberto Cardenas Escudero by unidentified gunmen. Full text...

  • UNESCO head underscores principle of tolerance
    15 november 2001 15:08:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura has called on the international community to put into practice the ethic of dialogue, openness and mutual respect on a daily basis. Full text...

  • UNESCO's Sahel representative in Ouagadougou dies
    14 november 2001 14:32:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- UNESCO's representative for the Sahel region, Guinea's Madigbe Kourouma, died Monday night in a Paris hospital following an illness, the educational agency's office in Ouagadougou announced on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Malian intellectual says NPAD not elaborate on critical issues
    08 november 2001 22:19:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A former Malian government minister, Aminata Traore, has criticised the New Partnership for African Development (NPAD) saying it is a document that does not convey all aspirations of the African people. Full text...

  • Mali hosts West African broadcast media fiesta
    07 november 2001 14:04:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The third edition of the West African broadcast media fiesta dubbed 'Waves of Freedom Festival' opens in Bamako on Wednesday under the patronage of Malian Prime Minister Mande Sidibe, official sources confirmed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Senegal to get first private TV in 2002
    07 november 2001 13:42:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's Wal Fadjri media group president Sidy Lamine Niasse has announced the imminent launch of Senegal's first private television station by 2002, the daily Wal Fadjri newspaper reported. Full text...

  • Moroccan woman to head UNESCO executive council
    05 november 2001 20:26:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- UNESCO's ongoing general conference in Paris on Monday elected Moroccan Ambassador Aziza Benani president of the organisation's executive council. Full text...

  • UNESCO amends its constitution
    03 november 2001 19:30:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The UNESCO general conference has amended its constitution by reducing the director general's mandate from six to four years. Full text...

  • Journalists launch annual Prize for dead colleague
    03 november 2001 19:00:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- A group of journalists working for the private media in Mauritania, has instituted an annual prize in the memory of their colleague Habib Ould Mahfoudh, former Director of 'Le Calame,' newspaper who died Thursday in Paris. Full text...

  • Africa's low presence on committee, budget worry delegates
    03 november 2001 18:56:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Africa's low representation on UNESCO's World Heritage Committee, including the declining budgetary allocation to UNESCO, were some of the issues that raised concerns among African delegates attending the general conference which winds up Saturday. Full text...

  • Conference adopts UNESCO's programmes, budget
    03 november 2001 18:01:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The UNESCO General Conference ended Saturday in Paris, with the adoption of the Organisation's programmes and a budget of 544 million US dollars for 2002/2003. Full text...

  • EAC boss mediates Kenya, Uganda dispute
    03 november 2001 10:09:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC) Amanya Mushega has said ongoing fishing disputes in Lake Victoria should be resolved amicably, according to the spirit of the organisation. Full text...

  • BBC, ZNBC sign broadcasting agreement
    02 november 2001 20:54:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), have signed a five-year FM broadcasting agreement. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso welcomes UNESCO resolution on women's centre
    01 november 2001 19:35:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Burkina Faso's Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Sawadogo Laya Thursday welcomed a resolution by the ongoing general conference of UNESCO to create an inter-African training centre for girls and women in Ouagadougou. Full text...

  • Kenyan Journalists Get Awards for Excellence
    01 november 2001 18:24:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Minister for Tourism and Information, Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, Thursday urged the country's media to brace up for the challenges posed by the rapid development of new information and communication technologies, saying they now have to deal with a more enlightened society. Full text...

  • Mauritania's weekly publisher dies
    01 november 2001 18:14:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The founder and editorial director of Mauritania's weekly magazine 'Le Calame', Habib Ould Mahfoudh died Thursday in a clinic in Paris, reliable sources in Nouakchott disclosed. Full text...

  • France to grant debt relief in support of Education for All
    30 october 2001 20:03:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French Cooperation minister Charles Josselin Tuesday told a high level group meeting on Education for All that Paris would provide debt relief evaluated at 10 billion euros in favour of social sectors, notably education, for developing countries mostly in Africa. Full text...

  • UK secretary of state stresses financing for basic education
    30 october 2001 14:33:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- UK secretary of state for international cooperation Clare Short said Tuesday in Paris that despite the progress made in recent years, development agencies were still not giving basic education the resources it needed. Full text...

  • Private press enraged over detention of journalist
    30 october 2001 14:27:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The private press association in Togo has protested the imprisonment of Alphonse Komi Névamé Klu, editorial director of the local weekly, Nouvel Echo, accused of publishing 'false information'. Full text...

  • Senegalese minister highlights Africa's challenges
    29 october 2001 22:22:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Senegal's Education minister Moustapha Sourang has cited lack of education and employment opportunities as two of the most extreme problems facing Africa today. Full text...

  • Researchers, policy-makers urged to coordinate work
    25 october 2001 22:00:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Cameroonian anthropologist Charly Gabriel Mbock is urging social scientists and policy makers in Africa to foster partnership in order to achieve meaningful results in strategies aimed at eradicating poverty. Full text...

  • State Radio and Television boss resigns
    24 october 2001 13:37:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The government of Cape Verde has accepted the resignation of the board chairman of the State Radio and Television (RTC), Romeu Modesto, official sources said Tuesday, adding that a new RTC board would be installed soon. Full text...

  • Is sustainable development relevant?
    23 october 2001 23:23:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Participants of a panel discussion, held on the margins of the UNESCO general conference, have concurred that the current global economic structure is not conducive to sustainable development. Full text...

  • Africa central in dialogue among cultures
    23 october 2001 13:33:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Senegalese Education Moustapha Sourang Monday stressed what he said was the important contribution Africa could bring the dialogue among cultures and civilisations at a time when acts of terror threaten global peace. Full text...

  • National Communication Council suspends radio station
    23 october 2001 08:45:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian National Broadcasting Communication Council (CNCA) has suspended private "Radio Fraternite Yopougon" for eight days for "violating a decree," the Council said in Abidjan Monday. Full text...

  • UNESCO Conference condemns terrorism
    22 october 2001 18:00:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The on-going UNESCO General Conference in Paris has expressed sorrow and indignation at the 11 September terrorist attacks in the US. Full text...

  • South African soldiers hurriedly leave Bujumbura
    22 october 2001 09:12:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- About 30 South African soldiers who arrived in Bujumbura last Thursday for a working tour scheduled to last several days, reportedly cut short their stay at the weekend for reasons yet to be explained. Full text...

  • Peace Radio to be launched in Kinshasa
    20 october 2001 13:04:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The new head of the information department at the UN Observer Mission in Congo (MONUC), David Smith, has announced that a "Peace Radio" would be launched within two months in Kinshasa, within a partnership between MONUC and the Hirondelle Foundation. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean editor joins world journalism body
    19 october 2001 23:14:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The editor of Zimbabwe's sole private daily newspaper, the Daily News, was Friday appointed to the board of directors of the World Press Freedom Committee (WPFC). Full text...

  • Zimbabwe warns against UNESCO's budgetary shortfalls
    18 october 2001 22:39:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- At the 31st UNESCO general conference underway in Paris, Zimbabwe's minister of Education, Sports and Culture, A. Full text...

  • North should cancel debts as a moral duty - Burundi Minister
    18 october 2001 19:00:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Burundi Education Minister Prosper Mpawenayo said in Paris Thursday that wealthy nations have a moral duty to cancel debts owed them by poor Third world countries. Full text...

  • Namibian Govt. staves off broadcasters threatened strike
    17 october 2001 23:07:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Namibian government has injected close to one million US dollars into the State-run Broadcasting Corporation to forestall a threatened wage strike by broadcasters. Full text...

  • Media in environmental awareness campaign
    17 october 2001 10:49:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- An environmental awareness campaign on the theme "civil society and environment", dubbed Environment Fortnight, started Tuesday on Benin radio and television. Full text...

  • PANAPRESS, ANGOP in co-operation bid
    16 october 2001 23:24:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- A delegation of the Dakar-based Pan-African News Agency (PANAPRESS) is due in Luanda Wednesday for co-operation talks with officials of the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP). Full text...

  • RSF protests detention of Togolese journalist
    16 october 2001 22:37:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Abidjan-based press rights group, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Tuesday protested against the detention of Alphonse Nevamé Klu, managing editor of Togo's weekly "Nouvel Echo". Full text...

  • Independent press in Gambian lament plight
    16 october 2001 13:16:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Even though the entire Gambian press received no assistance from the government to fully cover Thursday's presidential elections, journalists said they were performing without qualms. Full text...

  • Chirac says cultural diversity enriches humanity
    15 october 2001 23:56:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French President Jacques Chirac said Monday that cultural diversity enriches humanity and could provide a suitable response to globalisation. Full text...

  • Iranian chairs UNESCO general conference
    15 october 2001 23:36:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ahmad Jalali was Monday chosen UNESCO's 31st General Conference President. Full text...

  • President Mkapa faults Tanzanian media for sensationalism
    10 october 2001 19:01:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa is outraged by his country's media for giving prominence to news on the fight against terrorism at the expense of national events. Full text...

  • CPJ team visits jailed Ethiopian journalist
    10 october 2001 14:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), said it completed a fact-finding mission to Ethiopia Tuesday with a visit to jailed journalist Tamirate Zuma at the Kerchele Penitentiary in the capital, Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean papers criticise US attacks on Afghanistan
    09 october 2001 17:16:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's two national dailies Tuesday took issue with the US missile attacks on Afghanistan in reprisal for last month's terrorist bombings in New York and Washington without, as the papers put it, first furnishing the world with evidence implicating the suspects. Full text...

  • Harassment of independent press in Cameroon worries RSF
    05 october 2001 17:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The international media defence body, Reporters sans Fronteres (RSF) has reiterated concerns over the harassment of journalists in Cameroon after police summoned the editor of a private newspaper to disclose a news source. Full text...

  • One journalist still in Ethiopian jail
    04 october 2001 18:09:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia has a long way to go to ensure journalists in the country practice their profession effectively and freely, an official of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) observed here Thursday. Full text...

  • 15 million teachers needed for educational goals
    04 october 2001 16:01:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- An estimated 15 million additional teachers must be hired to enable countries provide basic education for all by 2015, UNESCO said in Paris Thursday. Full text...

  • Matsuura urges understanding among cultures
    02 october 2001 20:17:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- In the wake of the 11 September terrorist attacks in the US, UNESCO Director General Koichiro Matsuura Tuesday called for better understanding of true civilisations and the need to eschew prejudice. Full text...

  • UNESCO boss calls for concerted fight against terrorism
    02 october 2001 17:28:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- UNESCO's director general Koichiro Matsuura Tuesday opened the agency's 162nd executive board meeting in Paris with a strong call for joint efforts to combat international terrorism, a radically new threat to global peace and security. Full text...

  • Journalist charged with defrauding Air Mauritius
    01 october 2001 19:13:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian journalist Patrick Michel was Monday charged before a Port Louis Court, with fraud, in connection with the financial scandal rocking the national carrier Air Mauritius. Full text...

  • Mozambican journalist gets posthumous award
    27 september 2001 17:15:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has posthumously awarded its Press Freedom Prize to Carlos Cardoso, editor of the independent news sheet "Metical" and former director of the Mozambican News Agency, who was murdered in Maputo last November. Full text...

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