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  • 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...

  • Premier promises to improve press freedom in Cape Verde
    03 may 2001 19:28:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves has reaffirmed the government's commitment to creating conditions that would improve press freedom in Cape Verde. Full text...

  • A bird's eye-view of the media in Sierra Leone
    03 may 2001 17:23:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Ten years after the Windhoek Declaration was issued, the media scene in Sierra Leone is characterised by the absence of professionalism and lack of access to new information and communication technologies. Full text...

  • Libyan paper says no free press exists in the world
    03 may 2001 16:05:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- "Press freedom has made no progress in the world since World Press Day was proclaimed on 3 May 1991, the Libyan daily "Al-Fajr al'Jadid" observes in its Thursday issue. Full text...

  • Media regulatory decree causes controversy
    02 may 2001 13:40:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- A decree on media regulation is causing controversy in Gambia. Full text...

  • Journalists fear censorship of war reportage
    30 april 2001 18:44:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Several independent journalists in Liberia Monday expressed fears that new measures announced by government regarding reportage of the war in the north would lead to "outright censorship. Full text...

  • The ups and down of the Senegalese press
    28 april 2001 16:12:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal boasts of 17 radios, eight daily newspapers and several weeklies giving readers a wide variety from which to choose. Full text...

  • Media flourish in ten years of Benin's democracy
    27 april 2001 20:24:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Ten years following the National Conference that put Benin on the democratic trail, journalists can boast of nearly hundred press organs, the ministry of interior says. Full text...

  • State TV Anchor-man Quits Protesting Government Meddling
    27 april 2001 19:38:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- A senior officer at the state-owned Botswana TV (BTV) resigned Friday in protest at what he claimed was government's gross interference in the running of the station. Full text...

  • Liberia says world media conspiring against it
    27 april 2001 17:23:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Liberian government has alleged that a number of Western media institutions were planning a "massive negative media propaganda" to justify imposition of UN sanctions on Liberia, press reports said in Monrovia Friday. Full text...

  • RSF denounces repression of the press in Kenya
    27 april 2001 08:57:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- "Reporters Sans Frontieres" (RSF), an international organisation advocating press freedom, has denounced a string of repressive measures against the private press in Kenya. Full text...

  • UNESCO Chief To Visit Namibia
    26 april 2001 18:41:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- UNESCO Director-General Koichiro Matsuura will visit Namibia from 2-4 May, where he will take part in the award ceremony of the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. Full text...

  • UNESCO stresses education in Africa's HIV/AIDS game plan
    26 april 2001 14:13:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- At the on-going African summit on HIV/AIDS in Abuja, Nigeria, UNESCO has recommended preventive education as a vital component in the continent's struggle against the scourge. Full text...

  • Namibian court fines Angolan journalist
    24 april 2001 16:53:00
    Oshakati- Namibia (PANA) -- An Angolan journalist has been slammed a find of 2,000 Namibian dollars or serve 24 months in jail by the Ondangwa Magistrate's Court for entering Namibia with invalid documents. Full text...

  • New publication promotes Burkinabe culture
    22 april 2001 19:27:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- A colour tabloid was launched Sunday in Burkina Faso with a specific mission to promote Burkinabe culture through arts, music and youth activities. Full text...

  • DR Congo threatens to sue Tanzanian journalists
    21 april 2001 16:55:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- DR Congo government has threatened to sue some Tanzanian journalists for supporting Rwanda, which Kinshasa has accused of plundering Congolese wealth. Full text...

  • Ivorian govt. daily ""Fraternite Matin"" to be restructured
    19 april 2001 17:52:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian government plans to restructure the state-owned "Fraternite Matin" newspaper group to make it more dynamic, it was revealed in Abidjan Thursday. Full text...

  • Community Receives UNESCO Peace Prize
    01 february 2001 23:33:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- UNESCO Director-General Koichiro Matsuura Thursday awarded the 1999 Felix Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize to the Community of Sant'Egidio, which was represented by its founder President Andrea Riccardi. Full text...

  • MPs Oppose Closure Of UNESCO Office
    01 february 2001 22:44:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A delegation of Benin parliamentarians Thursday left for Lome, to meet with their Togolese counterparts to try and stop the planned closure of the UNESCO mission in Porto Novo, 30-km from Cotonou. Full text...

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