African Media (UNESCO) -
  • 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...

  • Govt crackdown on independent press disturbs CPJ
    02 august 2001 22:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said it "is disturbed by the continued detention of Tamrat Zuma", former publisher and editor-in-chief of the defunct Amharic weekly Atkurot in Addis Ababa and a general government crackdown on the independent press in Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Ivorian govt. to end State ownership of the press
    02 august 2001 08:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian Communications and Technology Minister Lia-bi Douayoua, says the government plans to relinquish State ownership of the press in the country. Full text...

  • SABC apologises to Nujoma over interview
    01 august 2001 22:57:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- South African Broadcasting Corporation has apologised for quoting Namibian President Sam Nujoma "out of context" in a documentary programme aired last month, The Namibian, an independent newspaper, reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • RSF condemns govt crackdown on Catholic Radio
    01 august 2001 22:20:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The worldwide media watchdog group - Reporters sans frontieres or RSF - Wednesday condemned a Liberian government crackdown denying the Catholic Church-run Radio Veritas in Monrovia to broadcast on shortwave frequency. Full text...

  • Chad proposes radio stations for remote areas
    31 july 2001 19:11:00
    N'Djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Eight far-flung locations in northern and southern Chad may have their own rural radio stations from next year, official sources have disclosed after concluding a feasibility study on the project. Full text...

  • Ivorian editor gets six-month imprisonment
    30 july 2001 22:59:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A court in Abidjan on Monday sentenced the former editor of the privately owned Ivorian daily, Le Jour, Jerome Diegou Bailly, to six months imprisonment for "forgery" and "fraud". Full text...

  • Pretoria to play a more active role in Sudan
    27 july 2001 12:21:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African foreign minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has said her government intends playing an active role in efforts to end the war in Sudan. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe revokes British journalists' accreditation
    26 july 2001 14:21:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe Thursday revoked the accreditation of all British Broadcasting Corporation correspondents in the country over alleged misrepresentation of events in the southern African country. Full text...

  • Sub-regional weekly launched in Cotonou
    25 july 2001 11:51:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A 12-page regional weekly, 'Entente-Info', has been launched this week in Cotonou, Benin. Full text...

  • Pressmen said penalised by State Television Management
    24 july 2001 21:41:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Journalist Fonseca Miranda Sambu, and a cameraman Alexandre Dias, both with the Guinea Bissau State Television, have been ordered to forfeit their pay for various periods for allegedly refusing to accompany the President on a recent local visit, media sources said. Full text...

  • Tunisian president comes under French press attack
    24 july 2001 19:53:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has come under strong criticism from the French press for suspending a judge, Mokhtar Yahyaoui, after latter addressed an open letter to the Tunisian Head of State on the independence of the country's judiciary. Full text...

  • Joint FIJ-WAJA mission visits Praia
    24 july 2001 09:33:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- A joint delegation of the International Federation of Journalists and the West African Journalists Association is currently in Praia, the Cape Verdian capital. Full text...

  • RSF protests death threats on journalist
    23 july 2001 21:29:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- France-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF), has protested the death threats on journalist Maka Gbossokotto, working for "Le Citoyen" daily in the Central African Republic. Full text...

  • Lagos Guardian newspaper back on the streets Monday
    20 july 2001 12:42:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Publishers of Nigeria's leading privately-owned newspaper, The Guardian, announced Friday that the Lagos-based paper returns to the streets Monday, after its workers called off their 10-day strike Thursday. Full text...

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