African Media (UNESCO) -
  • Botswana President defends controversial media bill
    07 december 2001 19:26:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- President Festus Mogae Friday chastised journalists in Botswana for negatively reacting to government's proposed controversial media bill, saying it posed no threat to fundamental freedoms. Full text...

  • Benin media protest govt action against journalist
    06 december 2001 21:46:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Three media associations in Benin have protested against Monday's decision by the country's Communication and Broadcasting Authority (HAAC) to withdraw the press accreditation of a journalist over alleged false publication. Full text...

  • Beleaguered Botswana media plan self-regulatory body
    06 december 2001 20:25:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Journalists in Botswana are working on a self-regulatory body to pre-empt the passage of an anti-press Bill proposed by the government. Full text...

  • Botswana official criticises Govt media Bill
    05 december 2001 17:16:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The Director of Botswana's Information and Broadcasting, Andrew Sesinyi has rejected the government's proposed mass media Bill, saying it undermines press freedom. Full text...

  • Botswana official criticises Govt media Bill
    05 december 2001 15:27:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The Director of Botswana's Information and Broadcasting, Andrew Sesinyi has rejected the government's proposed mass media Bill, saying it undermines press freedom. Full text...

  • Mogae urged to scrap controversial media law
    03 december 2001 22:33:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- The International Federation of Journalists wrote Botswana President Festus Mogae on Monday, urging him to withdraw the government's new controversial media bill. Full text...

  • Two Liberian dailies return to news-stands after closure
    03 december 2001 18:54:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Two Liberian dailies returned to the news-stands Monday after a week-long closure by government over "tax arrears". Full text...

  • Experts, ministers to take stock of sustainable development
    30 november 2001 22:18:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Some 400 experts on oceans and the coastal marine environment, including 20 ministers, are expected to attend a five-day stock-taking conference at UNESCO headquarters from Monday. Full text...

  • Cape Verdian radio and television gets new board chairman
    30 november 2001 10:33:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The Cape Verdian government has appointed Ameerico Nascimento, former Director General of sports, as chairman of the board of directors of the country's Radio- Television Corporation (RTC). Full text...

  • Cameroon govt reviews State media access for political parties
    29 november 2001 20:49:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Ahead of parliamentary and council elections due early next year, Cameroon's Communication minister Jacques Fame Ndongo has revised the format and time allocated Cameroonian political parties in weekly propaganda broadcasts on State radio and television. Full text...

  • Organisers take conference on media law to Zimbabwe
    27 november 2001 19:49:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African-based Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) will beginning 29 November hold a three-day conference in Zimbabwe on media law, with focus on access to information held by the state and multinational and trans-national corporations. Full text...

  • Congolese press union denounces attack from churches
    26 november 2001 21:27:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese Press Union (UPC) at the weekend denounced what it said were attacks on the pressmen from some clerics. Full text...

  • Kenya Times fined 130,000 US dollars for defamation
    26 november 2001 20:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Times Media Trust, publishers of Kenya Times newspaper, owned by the ruling KANU Party, was Monday fined 10 million shillings (about 130,000) by a Nairobi High Court, for defaming a local law firm. Full text...

  • UNESCO Welcomes Year for Cultural Heritage
    22 november 2001 22:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UNESCO Director-General Koichiro Matsuura has welcomed the proclamation of 2002 as United Nations Year for Cultural Heritage. Full text...

  • Liberian journalists protest newspaper closure
    22 november 2001 18:48:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) Thursday said the closure of The News newspaper and arrest of its board chairman could "negatively impact on government-media relations. Full text...

  • 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...

Special File - African Media (UNESCO)

images images [97] [98] [99] [100] [101] [102] [103] [104] [105] images images


xhtml CSS