African Media (UNESCO) -
  • Govt to sell shares in oldest surviving daily
    11 june 2001 15:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- As part of the ongoing privatisation of inefficient public companies, the Nigerian government is set to dispose of its controlling shares in the country's oldest surviving daily newspaper, the Daily Times. Full text...

  • Court grants journalist bail in genocide case
    08 june 2001 14:37:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Mairegu Bezabih, former Editor-in-Chief of "Addis Zemen," Ethiopia's official Amharic-language daily, was released on bail late Thursday after spending several months in detention over genocide charges. Full text...

  • Union presses for release detained journalist, Messan
    07 june 2001 23:47:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo's Association of Private Press Editors on Thursday announced plans for a series protest actions to press for the release of journalist Lucien Messan Djossou of the weekly "Le Combat du Peuple" currently serving a 12-month sentence. Full text...

  • RSF condemns jailing of Togolese journalist
    06 june 2001 14:57:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- France-based press freedom watchdog, Reporters without Borders (RSF), has condemned the jailing of Togolese journalist and called for his release. Full text...

  • ICT access for African media crucial for democratisation
    02 june 2001 19:30:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Washington-based Global Coalition for Africa (GCA) contends that the need to foster the development of an open, free, critical and effective media in Africa has never been more urgent for a continent staking its claim on the 21st Century. Full text...

  • PANAPRESS, ANGOP sign Portuguese Service agreement
    01 june 2001 21:35:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Dakar-based Pan-African News Agency (PANAPRESS) and the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP) signed an agreement Friday for the production of Portuguese news casts. Full text...

  • Kenyan media to be streamlined
    01 june 2001 14:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Stakeholders in Kenya's media industry will meet in Nairobi soon to work out a policy that would do away with discrepancies in the allocation of radio and television airwaves. Full text...

  • Namibian official criticises Zimbabwean Journalist
    29 may 2001 23:20:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- A Namibian government official has launched a scathing attack against a Zimbabwean journalist who reportedly described President Sam Nujoma as Zimbabwean President Robert "Mugabe's new Permanent Secretary for Regional Affairs. Full text...

  • Robinson chosen for UNESCO's Peace prize
    29 may 2001 15:57:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- An international jury Tuesday chose Mary Robinson, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and former President of Ireland, as the laureate of the 2000 Felix Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize for her "great contribution to the defence of human rights. Full text...

  • UNESCO Board begins crucial meeting
    28 may 2001 19:55:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- UNESCO's Executive Board began its 161st session Monday focusing on the UN agency's draft programmes and budget for 2002-2003. Full text...

  • Liberia issues guidelines for foreign journalists
    25 may 2001 22:42:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Liberian ministry of culture and tourism has issued new guidelines aimed at preventing the surprise arrival of foreign journalists accused of denting the country's image. Full text...

  • South African newspaper harangued for photographic evidence
    25 may 2001 10:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) has spoken out against a search warrant on Die Burger newspaper in Cape Town, as the authorities press for photographs in a high profile murder case being heard in the Cape High Court. Full text...

  • SADC information experts to review proposed news pool
    24 may 2001 14:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Ministers of information, sport and culture of the Southern African Development Community have scheduled a meeting in Mauritius next week to review the proposed creation of a regional news agency to be based in Maputo, Mozambique. Full text...

  • Call for release of detained Ethiopian journalists
    23 may 2001 16:45:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Paris-based Reporters Sans Frontieres (without borders), Wednesday called for the immediate release of three Ethiopian journalists still in detention. Full text...

  • Swazi authorities ban local newsmagazine
    23 may 2001 13:00:00
    Swaziland- Mbabane (PANA) -- Swazi Information minister Mntonzima Dlamini has issued an order banning The Nation, a monthly news magazine, only days after it won an appeal against an earlier injunction. Full text...

  • Party to Burundi conflict accuses Bomani of partiality
    22 may 2001 23:47:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The Unity for National Progress (UPRONA) has turned down an invitation to attend consultations on Wednesday with the other Burundi parties in Arusha, Tanzania. Full text...

  • State broadcaster in coalition with board
    20 may 2001 17:20:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- A sharp row has arisen between Namibia's state owned Broadcasting Corporation and its board of directors following a directive last Monday asking the national television to broadcast President Sam Nujoma's autobiography. Full text...

  • African communities get UNESCO masterpiece acclaim
    18 may 2001 22:13:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The oral and musical heritages of three African communities are among 19 cultural spaces and forms of expression to which UNESCO Friday gave the title of "masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity. Full text...

  • Ethics For Free Press In East And Central Africa
    18 may 2001 13:24:00
    Mombasa- Kenya (PANA) -- Journalists of private media (otherwise known as freed press) rose from a five-day workshop in Mombasa Friday with the preparation and adoption of a code of ethical standards to improve performance and promote the emerging democracy in the region. Full text...

  • Swazi MPs want controversial press bill re-tabled
    17 may 2001 21:32:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Vexed by what they said were the excesses of the local media, Swazi legislators are urging Public Service and Information minister Mntonzima Dlamini to bring back a controversial Media Council Bill turned back a year ago. Full text...

  • Mali court jails Mayor, TV director for slander
    16 may 2001 20:52:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- A defamation suit filed by the Mali Union of Judges has landed Bamako Mayor Ibrahima N'Diaye and Mali's State Television director Sidiki Konate a jail term of one month along with a fine (damages) of 1. Full text...

  • South African editor gets Niemen fellowship
    16 may 2001 14:25:00
    Johannesburg - SA (PANA) -- Jabulani Sikhakhane, editor at Large at the Financial Mail, has been selected as the South African Nieman Fellow for 2001-2002. Full text...

  • Private "La Libre Afrique" newspaper banned
    15 may 2001 22:24:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo Communications and Press Minister, Kikaya Bin Karubi, Tuesday banned the private newspaper "La Libre Afrique" and its supplements "Lucognito" and "Le Derby. Full text...

  • Leading South African TV channel gets new sales manager
    15 may 2001 21:05:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- E. Full text...

  • Press body denounces sentencing of two Ivorian journalists
    14 may 2001 21:44:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- An international body defending press freedom, Reporters without Frontiers (RSF), Monday denounced the sentencing of two Ivorian journalists to three months of imprisonment for libel. Full text...

  • CPJ urges lift of suspension on Swazi publications
    11 may 2001 16:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has expressed grave concern over the "unwarranted suspensions" of Swaziland's private weekly Guardian and the monthly Nation. Full text...

  • Ivorian journalist sentenced three months in jail
    10 may 2001 21:06:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A court in Abidjan has sentenced Meite Sindou, editor in chief of the daily Le Patriote, to three months suspended prison term for defamation, legal sources revealed Thursday. Full text...

  • Plans to upgrade Maputo journalism school
    10 may 2001 19:35:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Plans have been floated to transform the Maputo Journalism School into a Higher Media and Marketing Institute. Full text...

  • Mansour Sow becomes Radio Senegal's new director
    10 may 2001 10:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The inspector responsible for mediation at Senegal's national radio station (RTS), Mansour Sow, has been appointed as director of the radio, the Senegalese Press Agency (APS) has reported. Full text...

  • Press freedom body pleads for Guinean journalist
    09 may 2001 20:21:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The African bureau of Reporters Without Borders on Wednesday demanded the release of a Guinean journalist who was arrested in Conakry Tuesday. Full text...

  • ARTICLE 19 sees new chapter for African Broadcasting
    09 may 2001 14:21:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The London-based press freedom watch dog, ARTICLE 19, has hailed this Year's World Press Freedom Day (3 May) as a unique celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration on media freedom in Africa. Full text...

  • Swazi government clamps down on private press
    09 may 2001 11:02:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Swaziland's emerging independent media is under siege as government clamps down on publications seen to be critical of the establishment. Full text...

  • Police arrest newspaper founder in Conakry
    08 may 2001 23:22:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Police in Conakry on Tuesday arrested Tibou Kamara the journalist and founder of the Guinean weekly "L'Observateur" or Observer, Tibou Kamara. Full text...

  • Symposium on press freedom under way in Niamey
    08 may 2001 22:55:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- A three-day international symposium on the exercise of press freedom in Africa started Tuesday in Niamey. Full text...

  • Swazi government bans two private publications
    08 may 2001 11:13:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Swaziland's emerging private media have come under siege following official clampdown on two publications considered critical of the government and the monarchy. Full text...

  • Editors respond to criticism of Mbeki
    08 may 2001 09:19:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) has called for a meeting with a group of leading black businessmen, which has accused the media of promoting a right-wing campaign against President Thabo Mbeki. Full text...

  • Senegalese TV signs accord with Africable Network
    07 may 2001 23:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The director general of Senegalese Radio and Television (RTS) Mactar Silla on Monday signed an exchange programme agreement with the managing director of Africable Network, Ismaila Sidibe. Full text...

  • International Colloquium on Economic Journalism in August
    07 may 2001 20:50:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- An international seminar on the challenges and stakes of economic journalism in West Africa will be held 5-12 August in Cotonou, its organisers announced Monday. Full text...

  • Media experts slam Swaziland for seizing publication
    07 may 2001 10:07:00
    Windhoek- Namibia, (PANA) -- More than 200 African and media experts from other non-African countries attending the 10th anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration in Namibia, have slammed the Swaziland government for confiscating copies of the 4 May edition of the local Guardian newspaper. Full text...

  • Burkinabe media celebrate press day in broken ranks
    04 may 2001 20:37:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Media practitioners in Burkina Faso observed World Press Freedom Day against the backdrop of simmering divisions that emerged at a recent congress of the National Union of Information and Culture Workers (SYNATIC). Full text...

  • Nine Journalists in Africa Among 52 Killed On Duty in 2000
    04 may 2001 16:44:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Nine journalists killed in seven African countries were among the 52 media professionals who died in the course of duty in 2000, according to data being considered at the three-day Press Freedom conference which Friday entered its second day in Windhoek. Full text...

  • Nine Journalists in Africa among 52 killed on duty in 2000
    04 may 2001 15:51:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Nine journalists killed in seven African countries were among the 52 media professionals killed on duty in 2000, according to data being considered at the three-day press Freedom conference which entered its second day in Windhoek Friday. Full text...

  • Mozambican Premier pledges to improve press freedom
    04 may 2001 12:04:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Prime Minister Pascoal Mocumbi said the government remains committed to "the consolidation of press freedom in Mozambique". Full text...

  • Mozambican journalists want access to state information
    04 may 2001 09:04:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican branch of the regional press freedom body MISA (Media Institute of Southern Africa) is drawing up draft legislation on free access to state information. Full text...

  • Voice of America comes to Cape Verde
    03 may 2001 23:36:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde's private "Radio Commerciale" (RC), began periodic transmission Thursday of "Voice of America" (VOA) programmes. Full text...

  • Private media seek increased funding
    03 may 2001 23:04:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The Private media in Niger Thursday called on the government to raise its assistance Fund to the media from 30 million CFA francs to 300 CFA francs. Full text...

  • Endangered Liberian media mark Press Freedom Day
    03 may 2001 22:01:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- More than 100 Liberian journalists Thursday marched through principal streets in the capital, Monrovia, with a zest that epitomises their ardent desire to stay alive as independent practitioners. Full text...

  • SADC records more than 180 media violations last year
    03 may 2001 21:21:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Figures released Thursday by the Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA) show that there were more than 180 separate incidents of violations affecting the media across southern Africa last year. Full text...

  • Namibia tackles African media
    03 may 2001 21:11:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Journalists hoping for a field day at the 3-5 May conference on the promotion of press freedom in Africa were forced to think again soon after they arrived in Windhoek, the Namibian capital, venue of the event. Full text...

  • Journalists call for Freedom of Information Law
    03 may 2001 20:20:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican branch of the regional press freedom body MISA (Media Institute of Southern Africa), says it is formulating a draft legislation on free access to State information. Full text...

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