African Media (UNESCO) -
  • Ghana: Court cases on December polls dominate Ghanaian media
    29 october 2016 06:41:50
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A flood of court cases as Ghana heads for general elections on 7 December dominated the media in the country this week.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Corruption stories, cases dominate front pages in Nigeria
    22 october 2016 06:46:18
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The current wave of corruption allegations and cases were the dominant stories in Nigeria this week even with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo indicting all sectors of being guilty of the menace.Full text...

  • Ghana: Political stories dominate Ghanaian media
    22 october 2016 05:52:59
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – As Ghana’s 7 December presidential and parliamentary elections draw close, the media have been awash with political stories as politicians canvas for support. Full text...

  • UN: UNESCO report says culture vital to cities sustainability
    19 october 2016 15:18:19
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released a new report highlighting the power of culture as a strategic asset for creating cities that are more inclusive, creative and sustainable.Full text...

  • Nigeria: African broadcasters, stakeholders meet in Abuja
    18 october 2016 11:47:11
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The 11th edition of the biennial international conference of African broadcasters tagged AFRICAST opened in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, on Tuesday, with the Nigerian Federal Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, saying that the Nigerian government is committed to meeting the 2017 deadline on digital switch over. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Release of 21 Chibok school girls dominates front pages in Nigeria
    15 october 2016 07:34:47
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The release of 21 of the more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls, kidnapped by the deadly Islamist Boko Haram insurgents in April 2014, was the major story in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Disqualification of presidential candidates, opposition manifesto launch reported in Ghana
    15 october 2016 05:53:38
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The unexpected disqualification of 12 presidential candidates that has thrown the political landscape into turmoil and the main opposition New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) launch of its manifesto were some of the stories highlighted by the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Central bank gold watches hullabaloo, cleaner fuel reported in Ghana
    08 october 2016 06:54:31
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Hullabaloo over gold watches for central bank workers who have worked for 30 years and the decision of the authorities to import cleaner diesel from next January were some of the stories highlighted by the media this week. Full text...

  • Gambia: EU, UNESCO launch initiative to reinforce Gambia's media
    07 october 2016 11:01:03
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Thursday launched a four-month initiative to reinforce the capacity of Gambian media professionals. Full text...

  • Ghana: Mahama’s car gift brouhaha, filing of nomination papers for elections reported in Ghana
    01 october 2016 06:15:46
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The brouhaha over a car gift given to President John Dramani Mahama by a Burkinabe contractor while he was vice president and filing of nomination papers by presidential and parliamentary candidates for the 7 December elections were some of the stories reported in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Mahama’s UN address, manifesto ‘war’ reported in Ghana
    24 september 2016 05:55:06
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Last Wednesday’s speech by Ghana’s president John Dramani Mahama at the 71st UN General Assembly during which he reaffirmed Ghana’s commitment to consolidate its democratic leadership status in Africa and the continuing "war of words" between the country’s two main political parties were some of the stories highlighted by the media this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana media report highlights of ruling party’s manifesto
    17 september 2016 04:48:19
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – President John Dramani Mahama on Tuesday presented the highlights of the ruling National Democratic Party’s (NDC) manifesto for the December 2016 elections which catalogues his achievements over the past four years and his vision for the country’s future should he be given the nod for the second term. Full text...

  • Ghana: Political news dominates Ghanaian media
    10 september 2016 04:27:47
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Political news dominated Ghana’s media this week as the various parties stepped up their campaigns for the 7 December presidential and parliamentary polls. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Burkinabe public media journalists embark on one-day strike
    07 september 2016 12:31:19
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Journalists in Burkina public on Wednesday embarked on a one-day strike to demand better working and living conditions.Full text...

  • Ethiopia: AU says conflict mediation efforts face daunting challenges
    06 september 2016 19:27:55
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The range of conflicts that the African Union (AU) has to mediate and resolve have not only persisted but have grown in complexity, the organization's Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ghana: Caution of elections boss to journalists, pastor’s alleged US$100,000 bribe reported in Ghana
    03 september 2016 06:47:31
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Criticisms of journalists by the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) during the 21st awards night of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA), and an allegation of a minister of one of the biggest Orthodox churches that he was offered US$100,000, a 4x4 car and an expensive house to keep quiet were some of the stories highlighted in Ghana this week.Full text...

  • UN: UN cultural agency hails creation of world’s largest marine protected area
    30 august 2016 06:12:18
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has welcomed the establishment by US President Barack Obama of the largest nature reserve in the world, done through expanding a marine reserve in the state of Hawaii.Full text...

  • Mauritius: FMD again highlighted by the media this week in Mauritius
    27 august 2016 12:44:13
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) that has been ravaging Mauritian livestock for the past three weeks continued to dominate the headlines again this week as the authorities proceed to vaccinate those animals that are still in good health.Full text...

  • Ghana: Freedom for radio panellists, electoral reforms played up in Ghana
    27 august 2016 07:42:57
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The controversial remission of the sentences of a radio talk show host and two panellists, and electoral reforms announced by the Electoral Commission (EC) to make elections in Ghana credible were some of the stories played up this week in the media.Full text...

  • Zambia: CPJ demands reinstatement of broadcasting licences to Zambian media stations
    25 august 2016 09:07:46
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Zambian regulators to immediately reinstate the broadcasting licences of three media outlets it revoked this week. Full text...

  • UN: UNESCO remembers slave trade abolition
    23 august 2016 13:48:35
    New York, US (PANA) - The courage of the men and women who in August 1791 revolted against slavery in Haiti has created obligations for us to remember that rebellion, the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Ms. Irina Bokova, said on Tuesday, noting that, "all of humanity is part of this story and efforts to teach the history of the slave trade will help build a better world." Full text...

  • Ghana: President Mahama pardons radio host, panellists
    22 august 2016 19:11:49
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - President John Dramani Mahama has remitted the remaining prison sentences imposed on a radio host and two panellists on an Accra-based radio station, Montie FM, for contempt of court on compassionate grounds. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana media report ruling party's campaign launch, commissioning of new oil field
    20 august 2016 07:54:20
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The campaign launch of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) last Sunday, and the commissioning of a new oilfield offshore the Western Region were some of the stories reported by the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Civil servants’ strike, TUC’s opposition to IMF programme reported in Ghana
    13 august 2016 06:20:50
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A strike by civil servants and labour unions’ opposition to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) economic programme being pursued by the government, were some of the stories reported in the Ghanaian media this week.Full text...

  • Niger: Niger urges UNESCO to extend support to education, sciences and culture
    11 august 2016 13:22:48
    Niamey, Niger (PANA) – Despite UNESCO’s multiple interventions in in several domains in Niger, challenges still remain in the sectors of education, sciences, culture and communications, the Nigerien minister of Foreign affairs and Cooperation, Ibrahim Yacoubou, said on Wednesday evening during a meeting with the UNESCO Chief, Irina Bokova, who is on a visit to the country. Full text...

  • Ghana: Media highlight beauty queen running-mate, arguments on e-transmission of election results
    06 august 2016 08:45:59
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The unveiling of a former beauty queen as running mate of a small centre-left party, Progressive People’s Party (PPP), and loud arguments by the two main political parties about electronic transmission of results of the 2016 general elections were some of the main stories reported this week. Full text...

  • Senegal: UNESCO chief visits West, Central Africa
    04 august 2016 17:32:25
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova will next week undertake a four-day official visit to West and Central Africa to discuss and see how the organization;s programmes could be strengthened across the region, notably in the fields of education and in preventing violent extremism. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Minister urges editors to be 'Champions of Change' in Nigeria
    04 august 2016 17:27:44
    Port Harcourt, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has commended the Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) for being part of the ongoing determined efforts to tackle the various challenges facing the country, especially in the area of the economy.Full text...

  • Ghana: Sentences for radio panellists, host, owners highlighted in Ghanaian media
    30 july 2016 11:55:59
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Sentences handed to two panellists and host of an Accra-based radio station on Wednesday by the Supreme Court for contempt was one of the major stories highlighted by the media in Ghana this week.Full text...

  • South Africa: National broadcaster backs down over fired journalists
    28 july 2016 13:49:37
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The SA National Editors' Forum (SANEF) on Thursday hailed the public broadcaster’s decision to allow its fired journalists to be reinstated following a legal battle and public outcry. Full text...

  • Ghana: Radio panellists, host jailed for contempt
    27 july 2016 15:17:14
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's Supreme Court on Wednesday jailed two panellists on a political talk show on an Accra-based radio station and the host of the programme for four months each for contempt.Full text...

  • South Africa: University under fire for barring Danish journalist
    25 july 2016 11:14:02
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The University of Cape Town (UCT) has come under fire after barring a Danish journalist from addressing a student gathering because his magazine sparked a global outcry after publishing a series of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed in 2005.Full text...

  • Ghana: Failure to amend voting date, landmark judgements played up in Ghana
    23 july 2016 08:59:51
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Parliament’s failure on Thursday to pass a bill that sought to amend the constitution to move Ghana’s voting date forward by one month and two landmark judgements by the Supreme Court were some of the stories played up by media this week. Full text...

  • UN: UN human rights expert demands release of South Sudanese journalist
    21 july 2016 14:33:50
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Mr. David Kaye, on Thursday urged the Government of South Sudan to immediately release Alfred Taban, a prominent journalist and chief editor of the daily English newspaper, Juba Monitor.Full text...

  • South Africa: National broadcaster forced to drop protest ban
    20 july 2016 11:59:56
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The North Gauteng High Court on Wednesday granted an order interdicting South Africa’s national broadcaster from implementing or enforcing its decision not to cover violent protests. Full text...

  • Sudan: Vetran journalist arrested in Juba
    18 july 2016 09:38:05
    Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) - A veteran South Sudanese journalist, Alfred Taban, has been held in security custody since Sunday for calling on South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and First Vice President Rick Machar to step down so as to help resolve the current crisis in their country, a Sudanese newspaper reported on Monday.Full text...

  • US: US govt concerned over escalating press intimidation in Lesotho
    16 july 2016 16:31:50
    New York, US (PANA) - The US government on Saturday said it is deeply concerned about increasing pressure on the media in Lesotho, particularly noting the 9 July shooting of Lesotho Times/Sunday Express Editor, Mr. Lloyd Mutungamiri. Full text...

  • Ghana: Debates on preparations for 2016 general elections reported in Ghana
    16 july 2016 08:17:09
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Debates on preparations for Ghana’s 2016 general elections, especially on purging the voters’ register of ineligible voters, and moving the date of the vote forward from 7 December to 7 November, were some of the stories highlighted by the media this week.Full text...

  • South Africa: Durban to host major international media conference
    14 july 2016 11:22:05
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has confirmed that it will hold its 69th World News Media Congress, 24th World Editors Forum, and 27th World Advertising Forum in Durban, South Africa, from 7 to 9 June 2017. Full text...

  • UN: UNESCO adds Old Towns of Djenne in Mali to List of World Heritage in Danger
    13 july 2016 22:01:11
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) late Wednesday said its World Heritage Committee, which establishes the locations that are listed as "UNESCO World Heritage Sites", has added the Old Towns of Djenne in Mali to the List of World Heritage in Danger, due to insecurity, which is affecting the area and preventing the implementation of protective measures for the site. Full text...

  • South Africa: Suspended SABC journalists win media awards
    10 july 2016 14:40:02
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - In another humiliating blow for South Africa’s national broadcaster, South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), eight of its employees who are currently facing disciplinary hearings were awarded one of the country’s top media awards on Saturday night. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Mauritian media highlight Chagos issue for second consecutive week
    09 july 2016 17:35:23
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – The controversy between Mauritius and Great Britain on the issue of the Chagos archipelago was highlighted for the second consecutive week by the media in the island-nation.Full text...

  • Ghana: Eid ul-Fitr stampede, politics played up in Ghana media
    09 july 2016 07:57:43
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A stampede during a jamboree organised to celebrate the Eid ul-Fitr in Kumasi, Ghana’s second largest city, and the directive of the Supreme Court to the Electoral Commission (EC) on voters who registered with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards were some of the main stories reported by the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • South Africa: Global media bodies slam SABC interference
    03 july 2016 13:02:23
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum (WEF) have written a joint letter to Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the Chief Operations Officer of the South African national broadcaster, demanding the withdrawal of charges against three senior journalists with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). Full text...

  • Ghana: Political activities dominate Ghanaian media
    02 july 2016 07:10:46
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Political activities dominated the Ghanaian media this week as the political atmosphere continues to heat up with tight general elections only about four months away. Full text...

  • South Africa: Journalists protest against SABC
    01 july 2016 08:36:43
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Hundreds of journalists on Friday began protesting outside the offices of South Africa’s national broadcaster in Cape Town and Johannesburg after it was thrown into turmoil with the sudden resignation of acting CEO Jimmi Mathews earlier this week. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Kenyan privately-owned Radio station closed due to financial woes
    30 june 2016 13:52:10
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – One of Kenya's privately-owned Radio Station, KFM, which is broadcasting from Kigali, Rwanda, closed down Thursday due to financial crisis, at a time other private broadcasting stations are facing the same situation, PANA learnt from authoritative sources.Full text...

  • Zambia: Zambian NGO 'appalled' by newspaper closure
    30 june 2016 09:09:36
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - The Oasis Forum, a Zambian non-governmental organisation, says it is not only appalled but also greatly saddened by events surrounding the closure of the offices of The Post Newspaper. Full text...

  • Zambia: Amnesty Int'l demands immediate release of newspaper owner, staff
    29 june 2016 04:34:32
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Authorities must immediately and unconditionally release the owner of The Post newspaper, Fred M’membe, his wife Mutinta and the newspaper’s Deputy Managing Editor, Joseph Mwenda, human rights group, Amnesty International, has demanded. Full text...

  • Zambia: ActionAid demands immediate release of Post newspaper bosses
    28 june 2016 16:05:34
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – ActionAid Zambia has demanded the immediate release from police detention of Post newspaper Managing Editor Fred M’membe, his wife Mutinta and Post Editor Joseph Mwenda who were arrested early on Tuesday.Full text...

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