African Media (UNESCO) -
  • Society: Nigeria urged to withdraw 'frivolous petition' bill
    11 december 2015 12:55:53
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has urged Nigeria to withdraw the 'Frivolous Petitions Bill', saying it finds moves by the country to introduce a new repressive law as disturbing. Full text...

  • Botswana: Government denies sidelining private media in government adverts
    08 december 2015 09:58:01
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - The Botswana government has denied allegations that private media have been blacklisted from getting government advertising for their operations. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Buhari 'won't' sign any legislation that stifles free speech
    07 december 2015 22:15:52
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Amid a growing debate about a bill proposed by the Nigerian Senate to clamp down on the Social Media, President Muhammadu Buhari has restated the commitment of his administration to the protection of free speech, in keeping with democratic tradition.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Editors kick against bill to stifle freedom of speech
    06 december 2015 18:17:10
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The umbrella Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has demanded the unconditionally that the country's Senate suspends all proceedings with respect to a proposed Bill, "FRIVOLOUS PETITIONS (PROHIBITIONS ETC) BILL, 2015." Full text...

  • Mauritius: Media dominated this week by bill on unexplained wealth
    05 december 2015 16:35:07
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - The Mauritian media was dominated this week by the parliamentary debates on the new bill on unexplained wealth introduced by the government and passed on Thursday evening, after two days of debate. Full text...

  • Ghana: Ghana media report power barge’s arrival, suspension of parliamentary candidates of ruling party
    05 december 2015 16:13:20
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The arrival of a power barge that will generate 225MW of power and the suspension of two parliamentary candidates of the ruling National Democratic Congress were some of the stories reported in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • COP21: IFAD report says top media fail to connect climate change, migration, food security
    04 december 2015 15:50:52
    Paris, France (PANA) – Top news media are failing to identify climate change as a contributor to some of the world’s biggest crises, including migration, food insecurity and conflict, according to a new research report funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and presented at the 21st UNCCD Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris Friday. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ says Somali journalist killed in car bomb
    04 december 2015 12:44:40
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has disclosed that a Somali journalist, Hindia Haji Mohamed, was killed in a car bomb attack on Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Minister urges broadcast media owners to shun divisive elements
    30 november 2015 21:06:47
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed Monday appealed to the private broadcast media owners in Nigeria not to allow their platforms to be used to propagate ideas that can hinder national unity. Full text...

  • Ghana: Politics continues to dominate Ghana media
    28 november 2015 08:37:08
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Politics continued to dominate the front pages of the newspapers in Ghana and for the second week running, with the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) once again making the headlines for different reasons. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Pres. Buhari tasks Africa's broadcasters as continental broadcast meeting opens
    26 november 2015 12:43:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged public broadcasters in Africa to pay attention to the creation of content in order to take their rightful place and be a catalyst for growth. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt will not clamp down on Social Media - Minister
    23 november 2015 20:47:27
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian government assured on Monday that it will not seek to regulate the Social Media, but urged its practitioners to self-regulate in order not to lose credibility. Full text...

  • Mauritania: Media highlight Paris, Saint-Denis attacks
    21 november 2015 17:17:39
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Mauritanian media this week largely commented on the terrorist attacks in Paris and Saint-Denis, perpetrated on Friday, 13 November, with 129 killed and more than 300 injured for which Daech has claimed responsibility.Full text...

  • Ghana: Politics dominates Ghana media
    21 november 2015 08:57:44
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Politics dominated the media in Ghana this week, with developments in the two major parties, the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), occupying the front pages. Full text...

  • Libya: Speaker of Libyan Parliament attends 38th UNESCO Conference in Paris
    16 november 2015 12:20:18
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Speaker of the Libyan parliament, Aguila Saleh Gueider, is taking part in the 38th Conference of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in Paris to support France's fight against terrorism.Full text...

  • Mauritius: Bill on unexplained wealth sparks debate in Mauritius media
    14 november 2015 08:57:40
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius' Good Governance and Integrity Bill, tabled before Parliament a fortnight ago, continued to spark a hot debate in the country's media this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Media report clash of anti-corruption crusaders, crises in opposition party
    14 november 2015 07:30:02
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Nasty exchanges between two prominent anti-corruption campaigners, the ongoing crises in the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the 2016 budget were some of the major stories reported in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • UN: UN human rights experts welcome release of Egyptian journalist
    11 november 2015 23:39:37
    New York, US (PANA) - UN human rights experts have welcomed the release of Egyptian journalist Hossam Bahgat, but expressed grave concern over the very difficult environment for journalists and human rights defenders in Egypt that deters reporting and intimidates writers and activists of all kinds. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ condemns detention of Kenyan journalist
    11 november 2015 12:33:07
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned the arrest of a Kenyan journalist, John Ngirachu, who has been in custody for failing to reveal his sources of a report to the authorities. Full text...

  • Zambia: Newspaper promises to pay outstanding taxes within 90 days
    11 november 2015 11:26:46
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – The independent Post Newspapers says it will continue liquidating both its current and outstanding tax obligations amounting close to K17 million to the revenue authority and ensure that it is current with the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) within 90 days. (1USD=K13) Full text...

  • Ghana: Power struggle in main opposition party continues to dominate media
    07 november 2015 10:29:58
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The unending row in the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), caused by a bitter power struggle, once again dominated the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Zambia: Revenue officers raid Post newspaper over 'unpaid taxes'
    06 november 2015 12:45:31
    Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Officers from the Zambia Revenue Authority on Friday raided the offices in Lusaka of the independent Post Newspapers and served the newspaper with a warrant of distress of close to K7 million in taxes and penalties. (1USD=K12) Full text...

  • UN: UN pays homage to journalists killed in line of duty
    02 november 2015 14:55:47
    New York, US (PANA) - Marking the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Full text...

  • Ghana: Opposition New Patriotic Party generates major stories in Ghana
    31 october 2015 08:38:24
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The main opposition party in Ghana, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), generated two major stories in Ghana this week, with the raging confusion among its top rungs and a forum of stakeholders held by the Electoral Commission (EC) to discuss its persistent demand for a new voters’ register highlighted by the media. Full text...

  • UN: UNESCO calls for safeguard of world’s endangered archives
    27 october 2015 18:28:35
    New York, US (PANA) - Against the backdrop of a large share of the world’s audiovisual heritage already lost forever, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday warned that only 10 to 15 years are left to transfer remaining audiovisual recordings to digital media before they too vanish.Full text...

  • Nigeria: ECOWAS expands online presence through new media
    26 october 2015 16:54:34
    Abuja, Nigeia (PANA) - In line with modern trends in new media, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has expanded its online media presence through the Facebook, Twitter and Youtube platforms to complement the institution’s revamped website which was launched in March 2015. Full text...

  • Ghana: Energy woes, voters’ register brouhaha, opposition crisis reported in Ghana
    24 october 2015 07:20:29
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A relapse of the energy woes, brouhaha over the voters’ register and further opening of deep cracks in the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) were some of the major stories reported in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt withdraws forgery charges against 2 journos
    22 october 2015 17:18:34
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government has withdrawn the charges of forgery against two journalists of the Abuja-based private newspaper 'Leadership', which was instituted by the immediate past government at a high court in the Nigerian capital. Full text...

  • Ghana: Electricity challenges, corruption allegation against MPs reported in Ghana
    17 october 2015 06:42:37
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The near loss of some 400 megawatts of power because of a huge debt owed the West Africa Gas Pipeline Company (WAPCo) and an allegation by an outspoken academic that Members of Parliament (MPs) are corrupt were some of the stories reported by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ condemns Kenyan parliament over repressive media bill
    16 october 2015 18:20:39
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned Full text...

  • Senegal: CPJ welcomes acquittal of bloggers in Ethiopia
    16 october 2015 18:17:30
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Friday welcomed the acquittal by an Ethiopian court of four bloggers of the ''Zone 9 bloggers'' charged with terrorism.Full text...

  • Botswana: Journalists urged to fight for their rights
    12 october 2015 12:09:22
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Phillimon Mmeso, interim president of ‎Botswana Media and Allied Workers Union (BOMAWU), on Monday stressed that working conditions for journalist need to improve and urged media workers to fight for their rights and conditions of employment.Full text...

  • Nigeria: "War of words" in Super Eagles camp dominates headlines in Nigeria
    10 october 2015 08:36:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The "war of words" in the Super Eagles camp in Belgium, involving Coash Sunday Oliseh and Captain Vincent Enyama, was the dominant story in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Arguments on voters’ register, ‘corruption’ in judiciary reported in Ghana
    03 october 2015 10:27:13
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Raging arguments on the voters’ register and ongoing investigations into alleged corruption in the judiciary were some of the stories highlighted by the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Twists and turns in judges ‘corruption’ scandal continues to dominate Ghana media
    26 september 2015 09:32:03
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The twists and turns in the alleged corruption instances involving scores of staff of the Ghana judicial service, including 34 judges, continue to dominate the media, with the first screening of the video and unrelenting pursuit of court cases by the cited judges taking centre stage.Full text...

  • Nigeria: Mass Boko Haram surrender, hajj stampede, Saraki's high-profile trial reported
    26 september 2015 09:00:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The sudden surrender of more than 200 Boko Haram terrorists, the hajj stampede in Saudi Arabia which resulted in the death of many Islamic faithfuls and the corruption trial of Bukola Saraki, the nation's number three citizen and President of the Senate, were the major stories in Nigeria this week.Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: West African leaders arrive for mediation in troubled Burkina Faso
    23 september 2015 13:16:55
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) – Leaders of Niger, Ghana and Benin, and a representative of President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria arrived here Wednesday for negotiations with coup leaders with a view to resuming Burkina Faso's transition process. Full text...

  • Ghana: Reactions to alleged corruption in judiciary reported by Ghanaian media
    19 september 2015 08:07:45
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The Ghanaian media this week continued to focus on the alleged bribery scandal rocking the judicial service after an investigative journalist submitted a three-hour video that implicated some 180 staff, including 34 judges, in corrupt practices, to the president and chief justice. Full text...

  • Togo: Govt. approves draft bill for better access to public information sources
    18 september 2015 20:15:33
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese cabinet has approved a draft bill that will give journalists and other members of the public access to public information sources, official sources said on Friday in Lomé. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Presidents of Senegal, Benin to 'mediate' in B/Faso crisis
    18 september 2015 10:43:36
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - Presidents Macky Sall of Senegal and and Boni Yayi of Benin were due in Ouagadougou Friday to mediate in the crisis that has seen the military seize power in Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Tanzania: EAC chief urges Tanzanian media to nurture social consensus
    17 september 2015 10:00:27
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - East African Community (EAC) Secretary General Richard Sezibera has urged the media fraternity in Tanzania to build peace and social consensus as the country approaches its five-yearly general and presidential elections on 25 Oct. 2015.Full text...

  • UN: UNESCO chief condemns killing of Somali media worker
    16 september 2015 07:53:03
    New York, US (PANA) - UNESCO head Irina Bokova has denounced the recent killing of a Somali news editor, Abdullahi Ali Hussein. Full text...

  • Tanzania: La Francophonie, RFI, RSF launch innovation award in media
    15 september 2015 20:12:39
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) jointly with Radio France International (RFI) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Tuesday launched "The French Innovation Award in the Media" which will be awarded in March 2016. Full text...

  • Botswana: Opposition promises to repeal oppressive media law
    15 september 2015 10:21:23
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana’s opposition leader Duma Boko has promised to repeal the Media Practitioners Act if elected into power. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Ethnic incidents, family planning, economy dominate media this week in Mauritius
    12 september 2015 14:25:33
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Last weekend’s ethnic incidents during which one Hindu temple and five mosques were sacked and a dozen people arrested dominated the media in Mauritius this week. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Buhari's first 100 days in office, raging war against boko haram, corruption reported in Nigeria
    12 september 2015 08:11:32
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President Muhammadu Buhari's first 100 days in office, the raging war against Boko Haram and Corruption were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Judges’ bribery scandal, politics dominate Ghana media
    12 september 2015 07:59:35
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – An audio and video recording by an investigative journalist of alleged bribery involving some 180 workers of the Judicial Service in Ghana, including 34 judges of the Magistrate, Circuit and High courts, and political developments in the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) were some of stories that filled the media this week. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Nigerian Editors seek release of abducted columnist
    07 september 2015 10:21:05
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President of the umbrella Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) Garba Deen Muhammed has appealed to the abductors of Ms. Donu Kogbara, a columnist with the private Vanguard newspaper, to free her immediately. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Audit report, blue economy lead press coverage in Mauritius
    05 september 2015 16:51:30
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Publication of the annual report on public spending by the Audit Bureau and the holding of the first international conference on blue economy dominated the Mauritian press this week. Full text...

  • Ghana: Media report freedom for President Mahama’s confessed ‘assassin’, local elections
    05 september 2015 08:23:42
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The quashing of a 10-year sentence slapped on a 36-year-old man who confessed he wanted to kill President John Dramani, when he was arrested with a fully loaded pistol in the church where the first family worships, and local government elections were some of the stories reported in Ghana this week. Full text...

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