African Media (UNESCO) -
  • Chad, US sign two agreements on national mediation
    27 september 2001 14:08:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Chad and the US have signed two conventions for the financing of the national mediation body and the information Committee, grouping 30 NGOs, in the African country. Full text...

  • Fifty stations in Burkina Faso airwaves
    25 september 2001 23:00:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Six FM private radio stations were licensed Tuesday by the communication commission which regulates broadcasting in Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Satire on African politics hits Burkinabe newsstands
    25 september 2001 16:37:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The first issue of a monthly satire, "Le Marabout," published in Ouagadougou, went on sale Tuesday in the Burkinabe capital. Full text...

  • Editor faces corruption, libel charges
    25 september 2001 08:25:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Chernoh Ojukwu Sesay, Editor and Publisher of Sierra Leone's "Pool" newspaper, appeared before a Freetown Magistrate's Court Monday charged with fraud and forgery. Full text...

  • 'L'Autre Afrique' weekly magazine resumes publication
    22 september 2001 16:30:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The international French weekly magazine 'L'Autre Afrique,' which reappeared on the news-stands in July after two years of absence, Thursday reappeared again in Paris. Full text...

  • Congolese rebels in Zimbabwe for talks
    22 september 2001 16:30:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A five-member delegation of the Rwandan-backed rebel Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD) arrived in Zimbabwe at the weekend for talks with President Robert Mugabe on the peace process in DR Congo. Full text...

  • RSF disapproves suspension of independent papers
    20 september 2001 21:30:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The world press watch dog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Thursday protested against the suspension of eight independent newspapers in Eritrea. Full text...

  • RSF denounces suspension of private newspapers
    20 september 2001 20:56:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The international organisation for the defence of press freedom, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Thursday protested against the suspension of eight private newspapers in Eritrea. Full text...

  • Rights group co-opts Burundi media
    19 september 2001 23:41:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The Burundi Human Rights League has launched a scheme dubbed "Media for peace," to involve media workers in human rights crusade. Full text...

  • RSF decries arrest of journalist
    19 september 2001 23:30:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Reporters sans Frontières (RSF), an international body advocating press freedom, Wednesday protested against the arrest of a journalist of a private radio station in Liberia. Full text...

  • Guinean civil groups crave for private radio, free press
    19 september 2001 17:27:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- A consultative meeting of Guinean civil society and media organisations has resolved to strive for the creation of private radio and television stations as well as a free press. Full text...

  • Guinean media women strive against gender barrier
    19 september 2001 12:58:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Guinean females working in the mass media are determined to dismantle male dominance of the profession, an official with a female journalists' organisation said in Conakry Wednesday. Full text...

  • Journalist sanctioned in Comoro
    18 september 2001 23:17:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- Comoran journalist Ahmed Ali Amir, says he has been rendered redundant at the pro-government newspaper "Al-Watwan," on the orders of the Under-Secretary of Communication, Abdou Soimadou. Full text...

  • RSF decries aggression on Zimbabwean journalists
    18 september 2001 23:04:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The media watch group, Reporters without Frontiers (RSF) Tuesday denounced an attack on three Zimbabwean journalists working for "The Daily News," blamed on some members of the country's war veterans. Full text...

  • UNESCO-sponsored women's meeting ends Tuesday
    18 september 2001 12:16:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A two-day UNESCO-sponsored women's conference to evaluate the "Women, higher education and development" project ends Tuesday in Paris, France. Full text...

  • Co-ordinators assess African Education for All plans
    18 september 2001 11:05:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- About 40 'Education for All' co- ordinators from sub-Saharan African countries are meeting in Paris since Monday to assess the follow-up of recommendations adopted by the 1999 World Forum on Education, which was held in Dakar. Full text...

  • BBC launches FM broadcast in Yaounde
    17 september 2001 23:17:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) would on Tuesday officially launch a relay antenna enabling FM broadcasting in Yaounde, following an agreement signed in October 2000 with Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV). Full text...

  • Benin news stands get health bi-weekly
    17 september 2001 22:04:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A bi-weekly, "Le Conseiller," has appeared on news stands in Cotonou, focusing on health and family life. Full text...

  • Minister opens new Yatsani Radio station
    17 september 2001 21:48:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian government said Monday it embarked on a deliberate policy of liberalising the country's airwaves because it recognised the important role played by community radio stations in the development of the nation. Full text...

  • Reporting of US attacks edges news on local violence
    16 september 2001 11:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Sectarian and ethnic violence may be threatening Nigeria's fragile unity, but these days the country's 120 million people are more likely to read, hear or watch the news about the apparent terrorist attacks on the US than that of the tension enveloping the nation following days of street battles in central city of Jos, and the bandwagon effects of the fighting across the country. Full text...

  • Journalists Associations Launch Press Award
    14 september 2001 22:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Three west African media organisations Friday announced the launch of an award in memory of Lorenzo Natali, a former vice president of the European Commission who was in charge of development cooperation. Full text...

  • National coordinators to revisit education for all plan
    13 september 2001 22:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- National coordinators from 46 sub-Saharan African countries will meet 17-19 September in Paris to review a draft regional plan of action on education for all. Full text...

  • Kenyan newspapers pre-occupied with terrorist attacks on US
    13 september 2001 16:37:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan newspapers have been awash with reports, commentaries and analyses with back-up illustrations, on Tuesday's terrorist attacks on United States. Full text...

  • Ghanaian press condemns terrorist attacks on US
    13 september 2001 13:30:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian newspapers have condemned Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D. Full text...

  • UNESCO Boss denounces attack on US
    12 september 2001 14:13:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- UNESCO Director-General Koichiro Matsuura Wednesday sent a message of condolence and solidarity to the American people over Tuesday's terrorist attacks, which he said would leave a "dark stain on the pages of human history". Full text...

  • Southern Africa gets media trainers Network
    10 september 2001 15:52:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A Southern African Media Trainers Network (SAMTRAN), has been launched "to help build free, fair, and vibrant media (and) a strong regional identity". Full text...

  • Literacy gains momentum among Sub Saharan women, girls
    08 september 2001 18:49:00
    Geneva- Switzerland (PANA) -- Spectacular progress has been registered in literacy rates among girls and women in Sub-Saharan Africa, going up from 41 to 54 per cent, according to UNESCO figures published Friday in Geneva. Full text...

  • De Klerk offers to mediate in the Ivorian crisis
    06 september 2001 23:45:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Former South-African president Frederick de Klerk has offered to mediate in the political crisis simmering in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Nigerian Minister chairs 46th UNESCO Conference on Education
    05 september 2001 20:07:00
    Geneva- Switzerland (PANA) -- Nigerian Education Minister, Abraham Babalola Aborishade, was elected chairman of the 46th International Conference on Education (ICE), which opened in Geneva, Switzerland Wednesday. Full text...

  • International Conference on Education opens in Geneva
    05 september 2001 19:48:00
    Geneva- Switzerland (PANA) -- Some 180 national delegations, including 80 Education Ministers as well as representatives of UN agencies and NGOs, are taking part in the 46th International Education Conference, which opened in Geneva, Switzerland Wednesday. Full text...

  • Government wants court to dismiss Catholic radio lawsuit
    04 september 2001 20:00:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberia's state attorneys have filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the government by the Catholic Church to restore its radio broadcast rights, press reports said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Liberia undertakes "slave trade route" study
    04 september 2001 15:40:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberia's education ministry has commissioned a nation-wide feasibility study to identify and locate sites, places and objects linked to the "Transatlantic Slave Route," an official said in Monrovia Tuesday. Full text...

  • Involving the media in Guinea's anti-corruption crusade
    02 september 2001 17:41:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Newspaper chief executives in Guinea have suggested greater involvement of the media in the country's fight against corruption. Full text...

  • Nigeria contemplates training Sierra Leonean broadcasters
    28 august 2001 19:50:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- A seven-man Nigerian broadcasting delegation Tuesday arrived in Freetown to assess broadcasting and television services in Sierra Leone and recommend corrective measures. Full text...

  • Six SADC leaders to meet on Zimbabwe land crisis
    28 august 2001 15:21:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Six presidents belonging to the 14-member Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) will meet in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, next month to discuss the land crisis in that country. Full text...

  • RSF protests arrest of newspaper director
    23 august 2001 19:41:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- International press watch body Reporters without Frontiers (RSF) has registered a strong protest against the arrest of the managing director of the Monrovia Guardian, sources close to the institution said Thursday. Full text...

  • Journalist denounces detention as police set him free
    23 august 2001 18:01:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Released Liberian journalist Sam Dean on Thursday denounced his 71-hour detention by police as "unconstitutional" and reiterated his commitment to serve the Liberian people. Full text...

  • Leading Israeli journalist visits South Africa
    22 august 2001 19:52:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Hirsh Goodman, a leading Israeli journalist, editor and author, is currently visiting South Africa to discuss the situation in the Middle East. Full text...

  • CPJ criticises trial of Zambian journalist
    21 august 2001 23:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Tuesday denounced the trial of Fred M'membe, Editor-in-Chief of Zambian private daily "The Post," saying that journalists should never face criminal prosecution for their work. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe court quashes journalists' arrest
    17 august 2001 16:15:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The High Court in Zimbabwe has freed four journalists from police detention after ruling that the law under which they were being charged for allegedly running a false story was illegal. Full text...

  • South African unions condemn treatment of Zimbabwean journalists
    16 august 2001 08:36:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has added its voice to the outcry against the way several journalists have been treated by the Zimbabwean government. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe police arrest newspaper editor
    15 august 2001 13:16:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Police in Zimbabwe Wednesday arrested the editor of the country's lone private daily newspaper on unspecified charges, an official at the Daily News said. Full text...

  • National radio and TV dismisses 21 employees, demotes 40
    12 august 2001 10:55:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation has sacked 21 of its 550 employees, including two journalists, and demoted some 40 others. Full text...

  • UNESCO acknowledges Senegal's literacy drive
    08 august 2001 19:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's Adult Literacy and Basic Education programme has been awarded the UNESCO Malcolm Adiseshiah literacy prize, a statement from the UN agency said Wednesday. Full text...

  • UNESCO Symposium on African News Agencies opens in Yaounde
    07 august 2001 23:19:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A symposium opened Tuesday in Yaounde, Cameroon on the future of news agencies in Africa, in the context of the New Information and Communication Technologies (NICTs). Full text...

  • CPJ worries about safety of abducted Eritrean journalist
    06 august 2001 23:47:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Monday expressed grave concern about the safety of Eritrean journalist Mattewos Habteab, reportedly abducted by security forces and being forced to perform military work. Full text...

  • Benin radio promotes women activities
    05 august 2001 19:00:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin State Radio is organising a two-week programme beginning Monday to promote women issues through specific broadcasts focusing on the role of women, the Director, Diogo Palu, said. Full text...

  • Nigeria to get another newspaper in October
    04 august 2001 17:53:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria is to get another national newspaper when the 'Daily Independent' makes its debut 1 October, according to the new paper's co-ordinator, Ted Iwere. Full text...

  • Former minister appointed national mediator
    03 august 2001 20:59:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo on Thursday appointed former transport minister Hilaire Mounthault to be the national mediator. Full text...

  • Editor behind bars for publishing "secret" documents
    03 august 2001 09:29:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The publisher and editor-in-chief of the bi-weekly "Mutations" newspaper in Cameroon, Haman Mana, was by Friday still in detention at the Secretariat of State for Defence (SED), despite public outcry against his arrest, sources in Yaounde said. Full text...

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