African Media (UNESCO) -
  • 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...

  • Cameroonian government compensates journalist
    12 june 2001 13:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Cameroonian government has paid 137,000 US dollars as compensation to journalist and human rights activist, Albert Mukong, for abuses he suffered while in prison. Full text...

  • 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...

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