African Media (UNESCO) -
  • 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...

  • Election network highlights import of the press
    20 july 2001 11:34:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Southern African Development Community Election Support Network (SADCESN) has been launched in Namibia, with officials stressing the role of the media in the electoral process. Full text...

  • Lagos newspaper workers suspend strike
    19 july 2001 12:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Printing workers of Nigeria's privately-owned Guardian newspaper have suspended their 10-day strike, which they called to press for better pay and improved conditions of service. Full text...

  • Schools for handicapped underway in Senegal
    18 july 2001 20:53:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Pilot schools to educate handicapped children in a move to properly integrate them into society will begin operation next year in the Senegalese cities of Dakar, Saint-Louis, Thies and Ziguinchor, a UNESCO executive said. Full text...

  • Finance hampers Namibian Broadcasting
    18 july 2001 17:48:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Radio and television signals of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), are currently not reaching all corners of country because of financial constraints, the Corporation said. Full text...

  • Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation in deficit spending
    17 july 2001 20:07:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- High running costs have driven the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) into excess of expenditure of 243 million rupees over the last four years, Prime minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth told Parliament Tuesday. Full text...

  • Public officials get an insight of human rights
    16 july 2001 20:10:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- About 30 officials from six West African French-speaking countries Monday began a two-week workshop on human rights and democracy. Full text...

  • UNESCO condemns murder of Angolan, Ukrainian journalists
    13 july 2001 21:08:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- UNESCO Director-General Koichiro Matsuura, Friday condemned last week's killings in separate incidents of Angolan and Ukrainian journalists. Full text...

  • Newspaper management, workers to discuss strike
    13 july 2001 19:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Striking workers of Nigeria's privately newspaper, The Guardian, were due to meet with the paper's management Friday to finds ways of ending a five-day work stoppage. Full text...

  • Conference on Africa's capacity to monitor coastal environment
    12 july 2001 20:56:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A five-day UNESCO-sponsored conference to enhance the capacity of African countries to observe, monitor and forecast their coastal and marine environment will be held in the Kenyan capital Nairobi from 19 to 23 November. Full text...

  • UNESCO proposes protection of underwater relics
    11 july 2001 08:02:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The famous lighthouse of Alexandria in Egypt and other historical underwater relics might soon benefit from international legal protection, experts have suggested at the end of a UNESCO-sponsored meeting in Paris. Full text...

  • NDI decries partisan tilt in Ivorian media
    09 july 2001 20:48:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Officials from the US-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) have expressed concern at what they said was the overly partisan character of the media in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Mandela confirms "breakthrough" in Burundi stalemate
    09 july 2001 14:55:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Retired South African President Nelson Mandela has been hailed for his efforts in resolving the Burundi conflict after rival political groups agreed to split the presidency during a three-year transition period. Full text...

  • Kenyan journalists criticise foreign correspondents
    09 july 2001 13:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The secretary general of the Kenyan Union of Journalists, Ezekiel Mutua announced that local journalists shall henceforth, play a more assertive role in local news coverage. Full text...

  • Tunisian journalists' body suspends ties with RSF
    07 july 2001 11:00:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Association of Tunisian Journalists (AJT) has suspended relations with the Paris-based international press freedom watchdog, Reporters without Borders, or RSF. Full text...

  • UNESCO sees ocean observatory crucial for development
    06 july 2001 21:31:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A UNESCO executive on the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Friday called for increased exchange of ocean data between developed and developing countries because oceans have a crucial role in sustainable development. Full text...

  • RSF protests against threat to kill journalist
    05 july 2001 20:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Paris-based press freedom watchdog, Reporters sans Frontieres, on Thursday said it was worried by threats to kill the French Press Agency (AFP) Correspondent in northern Nigeria, Aminu Abubakar. Full text...

  • RSF protests attack against photojournalist in Kenya
    05 july 2001 18:00:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- International media watchdog "Reporters Without Borders" (RSF) Thursday denounced the ruling party in Kenya for the attack by some of its members on Jackson Orina, a photojournalist of the "Nation" newspaper. Full text...

  • Kadhafi tries to reconcile Ivorian, Burkinabe leaders
    04 july 2001 14:23:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • CPJ wants charges against Onyenua immediately dropped
    03 july 2001 23:39:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says it "is greatly disturbed" by the recent arrest and continuing prosecution of Nnamdi Onyenua, editor of the weekly, Lagos-based magazine Glamour Trends, on charges of criminal defamation. Full text...

  • RSF commends France over jailed Tunisian journalist
    03 july 2001 12:32:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Paris-based association for the defence of press freedom, Reporters Sans Frontiers (RSF), has commended the French Co-operation Minister Charles Josselin for his "concern" over the fate of detained female Tunisian journalist, Shihem Ben Sedrine. Full text...

  • Women Education Centre opens in Ouagadougou
    03 july 2001 11:13:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A UNESCO-sponsored International Centre for the Education of Girls and Women in Africa (CIEFFA), opened Monday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Niger journalists to set up Press Centre
    03 july 2001 10:07:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Managing Editors and Editors-in-Chief of media houses in Niger, have decided to set up a Press Centre in Niamey, the private daily "Tenere Express" reported. Full text...

  • Soweto publication circulation raises to 240,000
    02 july 2001 23:51:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Two hundred and forty thousand copies of a unique, national life skills publication are now being delivered to township dwellers in Gauteng, Western Cape, and KwaZulu-Natal. Full text...

  • Experts discuss underwater cultural heritage
    02 july 2001 21:39:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Experts of UNESCO's member countries, who on Monday resumed discussions in Paris on the Convention for Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage, said they expect to reach a consensus on the issue by the end of deliberations 7 July. Full text...

  • Government and media talk over relations at two-day meeting
    29 june 2001 16:05:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Leading South African editors on Friday began meeting government officials, including President Thabo Mbeki and Deputy President Jacob Zuma, at a two- day workshop in the North-West Province aimed at improving relations between them. Full text...

  • Mbeki to attend Sun City media workshop
    29 june 2001 09:57:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki is scheduled to attend a two-day workshop with local media leaders in the Sun City resort north of Pretoria on his return from an overseas tour Friday. Full text...

  • Tunisia's news agency lashes out against RSF
    29 june 2001 09:45:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian News Agency has vehemently protested against the Paris-based media watchdog 'Reporters Sans Frontieres' (RSF) for orchestrating the occupation of the premises of the Tunisian Tourist Board in Paris in an attempt to secure the release a detained human rights activist, Sihem Ben Sedrine. Full text...

  • RSF worried over imprisoned Rwandan journalist
    27 june 2001 23:42:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Paris-based Press watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has expressed concern over the deteriorating prison conditions of detained Rwandan journalist Dominique Makeli, and said it plans to send an envoy there to push for his release. Full text...

  • Union against jailing of journalists
    26 june 2001 22:31:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Herve Bourges, President of the International Union of Journalists in French-speaking countries, Tuesday urged leaders of Francophone African countries to uphold press freedom and stop jailing journalists. Full text...

  • MONUC to set up radio in Kinshasa
    26 june 2001 21:32:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The UN Observer Mission in DR Congo (MONUC) plans to set up an FM radio station in Kinshasa to explain its activities in the country, a MONUC source has said. Full text...

  • Matsuura sues for medicare alongside AIDS prevention
    26 june 2001 20:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- At the 4th international congress on medical progress and quality of life in the 21st Century, UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura last Monday decried unequal access to medical care, and stressed his organisation's role in education on AIDS prevention. Full text...

  • RSF demands action against shooting at journalist's home
    25 june 2001 21:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- France-based press freedom watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), wants the Ivorian authorities to bring to book those behind the 20 June deadly shooting at the residence of journalist Laurent Tape Koulou, the Editorial Manager of private newspaper "Le National. Full text...

  • URTNA due for reorganization
    23 june 2001 18:21:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A three-day general assembly of the Union of African Radio and TV (URTNA) opened Saturday in Khartoum with restructuring of the union at the top of its agenda. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation poaches SABC man
    22 june 2001 18:29:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- In a rare skills transfer, Zimbabwe's Broadcasting Corporation has secured the services of a top South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Manager as its chief executive. Full text...

  • West African Newspaper Proprietors for Cotonou Seminar
    22 june 2001 16:42:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Some 40 West African Newspaper Proprietors are to attend a seminar on "the commercial strategies of the press enterprise," in Cotonou, Benin 25-30 June, the organisers have announced. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Broadcasting Cooperation poaches SABC man
    22 june 2001 10:58:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- In a rare move of skills transfer, Zimbabwe's Broadcasting Cooperation has secured the services of a top South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) manager as its chief executive. Full text...

  • Journalist charged of defaming Obasanjo
    19 june 2001 20:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A Nigerian journalist on Tuesday appeared in court in Abuja where he was charged of allegedly defaming the character of President Olusegun Obasanjo. Full text...

  • Leading South African daily gets first black editor
    19 june 2001 19:56:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A leading South African newspaper, The Star, has announced the appointment of its first black editor Moegsien Williams, currently editor of the Cape Argus. Full text...

  • Community radios aspire for broader coverage
    19 june 2001 17:30:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian community radio executives under the umbrella, Union of Community Radios in Cote d'Ivoire (URPCI), have appealed to the government to allow them to extend their broadcast wavelengths to 100 kilometres. Full text...

  • Modular training for Benin Journalists
    19 june 2001 08:54:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The French School of Journalism in Lille and the West African Media Development Centre (WANAD) in Cotonou, Monday launched the first phase of training for some 50 Benin journalists working in the print and electronic media. Full text...

  • Rwanda liberalises airwaves
    18 june 2001 18:18:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda is liberalising broadcasting, the Kigali-based semi-official "The New Times" newspaper reported Monday. Full text...

  • RSF condemns restrictions on foreign media
    15 june 2001 21:08:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- France-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF), an international Organisation for the defence of media freedom, Friday protested against new restrictions on the international media in Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • RSF wants restrictions on foreign journalists cancelled
    15 june 2001 16:28:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Paris-based Media Freedom Watch group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has urged authorities in Zimbabwe to cancel the newly introduced restrictions targeting foreign journalists. Full text...

  • Moi calls for objectivity in news reporting
    15 june 2001 08:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi on Thursday asked the international press to be accurate and objective while reporting events about his country. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe introduces tight foreign media accreditation
    14 june 2001 13:27:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe, which frequently accuses foreign journalists of bias, Thursday announced that international journalists intending to visit the country must apply for accreditation from their countries a month ahead of the proposed visit. Full text...

  • UNESCO honours long-serving Ghanaian official
    13 june 2001 21:28:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- UNESCO Wednesday honoured the Secretary General of Ghana's National Commission for UNESCO, John Kusi Achampong, for his commitment and devotion to the service of the UN agency. Full text...

  • RSF protests against editor's arrest
    13 june 2001 16:08:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The international media watchdog, Reporters without Borders (RSF) is protesting against the arrest of Freddy Loseke Lisumbu, journalist in the DR Congo, editor of the daily La Libre Afrique in DR Congo. Full text...

  • UNESCO population seminar for journalists in Yaounde
    12 june 2001 23:18:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- UNESCO is organising a three-day population seminar in Yaounde this week for advocacy journalists. Full text...

  • Kadhafi receives message from Deby
    12 june 2001 23:15:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The leader of the Libyan Revolution, Col. Full text...

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