African Media (UNESCO) -
  • 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...

  • 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...

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