Press Freedom (Reporters without Borders/RSF/CPJ) -
  • Senegal: CPJ urges Gambia to disclose whereabouts of radio manager
    10 july 2015 17:43:52
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Gambian authorities to disclose the whereabouts, health, and legal status of Alagie Abdoulie Ceesay, a radio manager who was last seen on 2 July 2015 with individuals suspected to be state security agents. Full text...

  • Senegal: AMI welcomes release of 5 Ethiopian journos
    10 july 2015 12:01:39
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The African Media Initiative (AMI) has welcomed the release from prison of three journalists and two bloggers who had been incarcerated on charges of incitement and terrorism in Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ welcomes release of five journalists in Ethiopia
    09 july 2015 17:39:45
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has welcomed the release from prison of five journalists by the Ethiopian authorities, with all charges against them dropped. Full text...

  • Senegal: Media rights group demands release of Gambian journo
    09 july 2015 14:37:04
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has called for the immediate release of detained radio manager Alhagie Abdoulie Ceesay, while expressing concerns over the safety of journalists and other media workers in the Gambia.Full text...

  • Senegal: AMI media forum to unpack digital strategies for media growth in Africa
    08 july 2015 18:10:44
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The African Media Initiative (AMI) Wednesday announced that this year's African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF) to be held in South Africa in November will present a critical look at the changing nature of media in a digital environment. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ to release special report on press freedom in Kenya
    08 july 2015 13:27:40
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) will release a special report entitled: "Broken promises: How Kenya is failing to uphold its commitment to a free press." Full text...

  • Gambia: Calls continue to demand justice for Gambian journalist Chief Manneh disappears
    07 july 2015 21:09:39
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - As Gambia on Tuesday marks the ninth anniversary of the disappearance of Chief Ebrimah Manneh, a reporter for the Daily Observer newspaper, the Gambia Press Union is calling on the government to facilitate investigations into his disappearance by independent United Nations investigators. Full text...

  • Senegal: GPU calls for immediate release of radio manager in Gambia
    07 july 2015 15:50:40
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambia Press Union (GPU), an umbrella body for journalists in The Gambia, has called for the immediate release of Mr. Alagie Sisay, the station manager of Teranga FM radio station. Full text...

  • Ghana: Swearing in of new EC chairperson, IMF verdict reported in Ghana
    04 july 2015 06:20:31
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The Ghanaian media this week highlighted a variety of stories including the swearing in of the new chair of the Electoral Commission (EC) and a statement from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the performance of Ghana’s economy.Full text...

  • Senegal: MFWA expresses worry over safety of journalists in Guinea
    03 july 2015 16:23:10
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The subregional rights body, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), has expressed worry over the safety of journalists in Guinea following the beating of a sports reporter by a policeman. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda Media Commission top executive fired over incompetence
    02 july 2015 18:39:55
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda Media Commission (RMC) on Thursday fired its executive secretary, Julius Ndayisaba, for incompetence, after being found guilty of several malpractices, according to an official statement issued in Kigali. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda Media Commission top executive fired over incompetence
    02 july 2015 18:23:46
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda Media Commission (RMC) on Thursday fired its executive secretary, Julius Ndayisaba, for incompetence, after being found guilty of several malpractices, according to an official statement issued in Kigali.Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ condemns assault on Nigerian journalists investigating smuggling
    02 july 2015 14:03:00
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned an attack on two journalists resulting into serious injuries on the grounds of the Nigerian Customs Service offices. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ welcomes release of journalist in Swaziland
    30 june 2015 19:32:48
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Tuesday welcomed the decision by Swaziland Supreme Court to release journalist Bheki Makhubu after spending 15 months in jail. Full text...

  • Nigeria: State House restores press pass for DW Correspondent on President's orders
    29 june 2015 19:07:06
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian State House Monday restored the Press Pass for the correspondent of German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, Ubale Musa, on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Lawmakers' "show of shame" reported in Nigeria
    27 june 2015 07:19:36
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian media are awash with stories from the National Assembly, particularly the lower chamber (House of Representatives), where pandemonium broke out this week with lawmakers exchanging blows in manners that painted them as "dishonourable". Full text...

  • Ghana: Demolition of parts of big slum, appointment of EC chair reported in Ghana
    27 june 2015 07:04:33
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The demolition of parts of a huge slum in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, popularly called Sodom and Gomorrah, and appointment of a new chair of the Electoral Commission (EC) were some of the major stories reported this week. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ concerned about violence against journalists in Burundi
    26 june 2015 16:40:17
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Friday expressed concern about growing violence against journalists in Burundi in the run-up to the country's general elections. Full text...

  • Senegal: MFWA wants Ghanian Police to investigate attack against journalists
    24 june 2015 14:07:42
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) Tuesday called on Ghana's Police Force to investigate physical attack against a group of journalists by protesters in Accra. Full text...

  • Burundi: Dialogue to end political crisis resumes
    23 june 2015 12:00:15
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - The inter-Burundian dialogue was due to resume here Tuesday to help resolve the ongoing political crisis in the country, over the insistence of President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third term in office. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwandan journalist detained in Burundi for "spying" released
    19 june 2015 20:29:36
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwandan journalist Etienne Besabesa Mivumbi who was detained in Burundi two weeks ago for "spying" has been released and deported to his country, reliable source said on Friday in Kigali. Full text...

  • US: CPJ welcomes arrest of suspect behind Somali kidnapping
    14 june 2015 06:40:11
    New York, US (PANA) - Media watchdog, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), has welcomed the arrest in Canada on Thursday of Ali Omar Ader, a Somali allegedly involved in the 2008 kidnapping of journalists Amanda Lindhout, Nigel Brennan, and Abdifatah Mohamed Elmi, a Somali photojournalist. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ condemns attack on four journalists in Kenya
    13 june 2015 16:46:05
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Condemning an attack against four journalists who were covering a peaceful protest in western Kenya, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Saturday called on authorities in the East African country to investigate the attack and hold the assailants to account. Full text...

  • Ghana: National mourning for twin disaster victims, abortive Ebola vaccine trial reported in Ghana
    13 june 2015 09:14:56
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A memorial service for victims of the 3 June fire and floods in Accra and hullabaloo about Ebola vaccine trials were some of the major stories in the Ghanaian media this week.Full text...

  • Senegal: MFWA says African Court orders Burkina Faso to implement remedies in Zongo's case
    12 june 2015 15:56:15
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has disclosed that the African Court for Human and Peoples Rights ordered Burkina Faso to implement remedies, including reopening the investigation and damages in the murder case of journalist Norbert Zongo and his three companions. Full text...

  • Burund: Rwandan journalist held for "spying" in Burundi
    11 june 2015 17:36:20
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) - Rwandan journalist Etienne Besabesa Mivumbi has been detained at Muyinga central prison in Burundi's Northeastern province since Monday for "spying", according to sources on the country's border with Rwanda. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwandan journalist detained in Burundi for 'illegally crossing border'
    10 june 2015 22:19:09
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – A Rwandan journalist has been detained by Burundian security for "illegally crossing the border" into Burundi.Full text...

  • Senegal: MFWA says Gambian soldiers arrest, detain journalist
    10 june 2015 14:54:42
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The subregional rights body, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), has disclosed that Mafugi Ceesay, senior reporter of The Voice newspaper, was arrested by Gambian soldiers and detained by plain-clothed officers while covering a meeting of President Yahya Jammeh at Sukuta village. Full text...

  • UAE: Ghanaian journalist wins 2015 APO Energy Media Award
    10 june 2015 13:26:01
    Dubai, UAE (PANA) - Ghanaian journalist Kofi Adu Domfeh has been selected as the first-place winner of the 2015 APO Energy Media Award, organizers said in a press statement here Wednesday.Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ says 4 journalists attacked in Nigeria in a week
    06 june 2015 16:13:48
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has disclosed that at least four journalists have been attacked in Nigeria within the past week and one forced to flee his state.Full text...

  • Senegal: AMI to train African media on data literacy
    06 june 2015 12:21:02
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The African Media Initiative (AMI) has teamed up with the Local Development Research Institute (LDRI) to develop technology and data literacy training programmes for media professionals in Africa.Full text...

  • Senegal: MFWA condemns attack against journalist in Nigeria
    05 june 2015 16:04:00
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Ghana-based subregional rights body, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), has condemned attack against Nigerian journalist, Victor Akinkuolie, by members of Nigeria's Police force. Full text...

  • Senegal: MFWA says four media outlets fined in Sierra Leone
    05 june 2015 15:56:46
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has said that Sierra Leone's media regulatory body, the Independent Media Commission (IMC), has once again fined more media organisations for unprofessionalism. Full text...

  • Senegal: MFWA deplores lack of progress in digital migration in West Africa
    04 june 2015 18:20:37
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) Thursday said its board has expressed ''serious concern'' about the apparent lack of progress in the digital migration process in West Africa, especially in view of the internationally mandated June 17 deadline for all countries to migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ urges Buhari to prioritize press freedom in Nigeria
    03 june 2015 18:33:15
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Wednesday called on Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to prioritise press freedom in the West African country.Full text...

  • UN: UN official stresses need to support media to fight terrorism
    03 june 2015 17:13:14
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Under Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey FeltmanFull text...

  • Senegal: Photo competition on ''modern Africa'' launched
    01 june 2015 14:28:28
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Agility, one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics, Monday launched a global photo competition to highlight the success of an emerging Africa and reflect its increasing progress. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari's presidential inauguration dominates front pages in Nigeria
    30 may 2015 09:01:06
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian media were awash with stories and pictures from Friday's inauguration of retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari of the Opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) as the new Nigerian president, taking over from Dr. Goodluck Jonathan who came in as Vice President to the late Musa Yar'Adua, acting president and elected president in 2011. Full text...

  • Ghana: Media highlight bitter in-fighting in main opposition party
    30 may 2015 05:28:46
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Ghana’s main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is in turmoil. Or so it seems. Full text...

  • Sudan: Security to 'reconsider' suspension of newspapers
    28 may 2015 20:44:06
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) on Thursday announced it would reconsider the suspension of at least five daily newspapers out of 10 that were seized earlier this week for publishing a story seen by the Sudanese security as undermining social security.Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Journalists demonstrate against suspension of live radio, TV programmes
    27 may 2015 16:56:00
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Hundreds of journalists from public and private press houses on Wednesday demonstrated at Burkina Faso's media regulatory body, the Higher Communication Council (CSC), to demand the "unconditional" lifting of the suspension of live radio and TV programmes. Full text...

  • Senegal: Ghana presidential guards beat journalist covering road project
    27 may 2015 16:25:34
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Ghanaian police are investigating a case in which military men, believed to be members of the country's presidential guards, on 25 May assaulted Michael Creg Afful, a journalist with privately-owned Oman FM, in Accra, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has reported. Full text...

  • Sudan: Journalists union denounces confiscation of newspapers in Khartoum
    25 may 2015 17:36:41
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - Authorities in Sudan on Monday ordered the confiscation and suspension of at least 10 dailies published in Khartoum on allegations of unethical reporting about widespread child abuse on school buses in the Sudanese capital.Full text...

  • Ghana: Strike by judicial service workers, ECOWAS summit reported in Ghana
    23 may 2015 08:18:51
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A two-day strike by workers of the judicial service which shut all courts and a one-day summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) were some of the stories reported in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Zambian journalist wins IWMF 2015 Courage in Journalism Award
    21 may 2015 20:14:44
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) on Thursday announced in Washington, DC four winners of the 2015 Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement Award, among them, Mwape Kumwenda, a reporter for Muvi Television in Zambia.Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ calls on Burkina Faso to lift suspension of political broadcast
    20 may 2015 15:08:21
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on authorities in Burkina Faso to lift the suspension of live political broadcasts in the country. Full text...

  • Senegal: AMI launches networks to train specialised reporters in Africa
    19 may 2015 15:48:18
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The African Media Initiative (AMI) Tuesday announced the launch of the first in a series of Reporters Networks specializing in various sectors of the African economy. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ condemns attacks against Burundi's media
    18 may 2015 15:25:00
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned a series of attacks on Burundian news outlets and called on all sides in the unrest to refrain from attacking or threatening journalists. Full text...

  • Sudan: Media focus attention on tribal conflict in East Darfur
    16 may 2015 12:10:42
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - In a rare show of solidarity with victims of the tribal conflict in east Darfur State, western Sudan, most Sudanese daily newspapers on Saturday published stories from the area under similar headlines -- "No to blood shedding". Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda Media Commission boss quits
    12 may 2015 21:46:02
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The Chairman of Rwanda Media Commission (RMC), Fred Muvunyi, on Tuesday announced his resignation citing personal reasons.Full text...

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