Press Freedom (Reporters without Borders/RSF/CPJ) -
  • CPJ condemns imprisonment of Rwandan journalist
    29 november 2005 23:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Tuesday condemned the one-year prison sentence imposed on Rwandan journalist Jean-Léonard Rugambagewho reported alleged corruption among judges in the semi-traditional "gacaca" courts. Full text...

  • AU to launch continental radio, TV next year
    29 november 2005 20:49:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) plans to launch a television channel and radio station in 2006, credible sources said here. Full text...

  • African media must be development-minded - Academic
    29 november 2005 17:25:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Vice-Chancellor of Mozambique's Higher Institute of International Relations, Jamisse Taimo, Tuesday urged African media professionals to play their role as promoters of development. Full text...

  • No healthy democracy without healthy media
    29 november 2005 17:14:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The chairperson of the National Governing Council of the Mozambican chapter of MISA (Media Institute of Southern Africa), Salomao Moyana, declared in Maputo on Tuesday that it was unthinkable for any country to promote a healthy democracy without a healthy mass media. Full text...

  • CPJ demands end to press repression in Ethiopia
    29 november 2005 13:42:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called for an end to crackdown on the private press in Ethiopia and the release of all detained journalists in the country. Full text...

  • PANAPRESS, Africable sign partnership accord
    25 november 2005 09:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Pan-African News Agency (PANAPRESS) with headquarters in Dakar and Africable -- the African TV channel broadcasting from Bamako -- have signed a partnership agreement to pool their production and broadcasting capabilities. Full text...

  • Freedom of expression under siege in Zimbabwe, says MISA official
    24 november 2005 21:31:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- An official of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), a leading regional media rights organisation, charged here Thursday that "freedom of expression remains under siege" in Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • Mozambique's freedom of information bill ready for house
    23 november 2005 20:02:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican chapter of the regional press freedom body MISA (Media Institute of Southern Africa) has a draft bill on freedom of information ready to be considered by the country's parliament, MISA sources said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Siemens SA begins invitation for 2005 Profile Awards
    23 november 2005 08:49:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Now in its fourth year of recognising and acknowledging excellence in science and technology reporting, Siemens Southern Africa has begun inviting entries from journalists and producers from African countries to participate in the 2005 Profile Awards. Full text...

  • Maghreb newswire services leaders meet in Rabat
    22 november 2005 23:34:00
    Rabat- Morocco(PANA) -- Directors of five Maghreb newswires services opened their periodic meeting Tuesday in Rabat, to share information and seek cooperation among their news agencies in the Arab Maghreb Union. Full text...

  • CPJ: Eritrea remains Africa's worst jailer of journalists
    22 november 2005 09:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has welcomed the release of Eritrean journalist Dawit Isaac, who had been jailed without charge since a government crackdown closed the entire independent press in September 2001 in Eritrea. Full text...

  • Detention of Niger journalist outrages CPJ
    22 november 2005 08:23:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has expressed outrage that journalist Salifou Soumaila Abdoulkarim, accused of defaming a government official in Niger and placed in "preventive detention", is expected to appear in court in Niamey Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritanian parties condemn arrest of journalist
    21 november 2005 11:45:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- About 20 Mauritanian political parties have condemned the arrest of journalist Adel Sejad, a reporter for the Points Chauds periodical, and demanded his release and dropping of charges against the paper's director Moulay Najim Ould Moulay Zein. Full text...

  • Guinea Bissau TV dismisses 14 workers
    20 november 2005 15:17:00
    Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea Bissau's radio and television (RTG) has dismissed 14 workers, including journalists, according to Eusebio Nunos, the new television director and close confidante of President Nino Vieira. Full text...

  • UN mission in Burundi unhappy with local press
    19 november 2005 19:05:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The UN Operation in Burundi (UNOB) is strongly "concerned about the serious breaches" observed in recent days in some local media, UNOB officials told PANA. Full text...

  • ADB spurs development of statistics in Africa
    19 november 2005 16:53:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The African Development Bank (ADB) has commenced a publication aimed at relieving Africa from its persistent constrains in decision-making at many levels due to lack of reliable statistical data. Full text...

  • DR Congo jails 37 journalists in eight months
    18 november 2005 23:09:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) imprisoned 37 journalists between January and August 2005 compared with 23 throughout 2004, according to Journalistes en Danger (JED), a local organisation for the defence of journalists' rights. Full text...

  • Media, freedom of expression groups report abuses to UN
    18 november 2005 19:41:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Media and freedom of expression groups that attended the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis, have asked the UN to fully investigate attacks on human rights and freedom of expression that occurred in Tunisia during the summit. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone media body slaps fines on journalists
    17 november 2005 08:48:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Sierra Leone's Independent Media Commission has slapped 500 US dollar fines each on three editors from three independent tabloids as a penalty for publishing false stories. Full text...

  • Senegal urges Ivorians to collaborate with Obasanjo
    16 november 2005 22:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's foreign minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio on Wednesday appealed to Ivorian politicians to "sincerely collaborate" with President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria to pull their country out of the prevailing crisis. Full text...

  • Tunisian political police attack Belgian TV crew
    15 november 2005 19:51:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- A Belgian television team was attacked Monday in Tunis as it was covering the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS), the Belgian press complained here Tuesday. Full text...

  • AU, experts to discuss Africa TV/Radio network's modalities
    15 november 2005 10:09:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African media experts as well as representatives of the civil society, regional economic communities and international organisations are due to gather from 21 to 23 November in Cairo, Egypt, under the aegis of the African Union (AU) Commission to map out modalities for setting up a continental radio and television network. Full text...

  • Cameroon releases Australian journalist from custody
    15 november 2005 08:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Australian freelance journalist Andrew Mueller has been released police custody in southwestern Cameroon, reports the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Tuesday. Full text...

  • CPJ demands release of Australian journalist held in Cameroon
    11 november 2005 23:03:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), has called on Cameroon to free an Australian freelance journalist Andrew Mueller, detained by the police in south-western Cameroon Friday, for researching secessionist movements in the region. Full text...

  • Togolese politicians conclude meeting in Rome
    11 november 2005 08:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Representatives of President Faure Gnassingbé of Togo and those of the country's main opposition leader, Gilchrist Olympio, who heads the Union of Forces of Change (UFC) met in Rome on 7-9 November to discuss issues related to the security of civilians, reforms in the army and the country's institutions, it was revealed here. Full text...

  • CPJ decries Ethiopia's plan to charge journalists with treason
    10 november 2005 23:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has condemned plans by the Ethiopian government to charge journalists detained during a wave of anti-government protests with treason. Full text...

  • Senior journalist calls for security of media, workers
    10 november 2005 22:00:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambia Press Union (GPU) president Madi Ceesay Thursday called on the government to provide maximum security for the country's media and its workers after years of apparent animosity between the two camps. Full text...

  • CPJ denounces defamation charge against Zambian journalist
    09 november 2005 22:53:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Wednesday expressed outrage at the criminal defamation charge brought against award-winning Zambian journalist Fred M'membe for criticising President Levy Mwanawasa. Full text...

  • Transparency International to honour Senegalese, others
    09 november 2005 13:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Berlin-based corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) will bestow its "Integrity Awards" on Senegalese journalist Abdou Latif Coulibaly and two others at a ceremony in the German city 11 November 2005 for contributions to the fight against corruption in their countries. Full text...

  • CPJ urges Ethiopian govt to release detained journalists
    09 november 2005 08:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has protested against the Ethiopian government for targeting of the private press following clashes last week between protesters and security forces. Full text...

  • CPJ wants killers of DR Congo journalist and wife brought to book
    04 november 2005 07:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on DR Congo authorities to bring to justice those who murdered the country's journalist Franck Kangundu and his wife. Full text...

  • CPJ condemns Ethiopian govt threats against private media
    03 november 2005 09:54:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- With more than 20 people reported killed in the last two days of clashes between police and opposition supporters in Addis Ababa, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has denounced Ethiopian authorities for threatening private media over reports on the political violence. Full text...

  • CPJ: over 90 Zimbabwean journalists live in exile
    02 november 2005 21:55:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Zimbabwean journalists living abroad make up one of the biggest groups of exiles in the world, the Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ) reported Wednesday in Paris, indicating that they are at least 90 scattered across the world. Full text...

  • Congolese editor feared abducted
    01 november 2005 18:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says it is "deeply troubled" by a report that Congolese editor Jean-Marie Kanku has been abducted and held for three days by the national intelligence agency (ANR) in Kinshasa, the DR Congo capital. Full text...

  • S. Leone state-owned radio, TV heads private
    31 october 2005 17:41:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The National Commission for Privatisation (NCP) has set up a new administrative and professional team to transform the state-owned Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service (SLBS) to a corporate entity within 15 months, an official of the commission said here Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritanians discuss revision of press law
    30 october 2005 17:41:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanians participating in national consultation on the transition in their country have suggested a revision of the draconian press Act, according to a document given to PANA here. Full text...

  • World Bank opens dialogue with Malian media
    27 october 2005 23:31:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Mali office of the World Bank Thursday in Bamako organised a two-day seminar for 20 media practitioners to brief them of the institution's activities in the country. Full text...

  • Gambian editor may have been harassed over his work
    27 october 2005 22:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Gambia's editor of The Independent newspaper was reportedly detained Thursday and interrogated for several hours by the country's secret police before asking him to return for more questioning on Friday, according to the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Full text...

  • Criticisms still pouring over Nigeria radio, TV ban
    27 october 2005 14:18:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Criticisms continue to trail Sunday's ban of Nigeria's foremost independent radio and television stations over their coverage of the recent air crash, even though the ban has since been lifted. Full text...

  • Dialogue between government, media in Mauritania possible
    26 october 2005 20:43:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF)'s Secretary General, Robert Ménard, has spoke in Nouakchott of a possible a dialogue between the government and the media. Full text...

  • French radio, RFI to resume transmission in Mauritania
    26 october 2005 19:18:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Radio France Internationale (RFI) is to resume FM broadcasting in Mauritania soon, according to an official of the Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, RSF. Full text...

  • CPJ condemns closure of Nigerian private TV, radio over crash report
    24 october 2005 23:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has denounced the closure by Nigerian authorities of private television and its sister radio station for reporting the air crash that killed 117 people near Lagos at the weekend. Full text...

  • Gambian authorities close private radio station
    24 october 2005 14:10:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambian authorities over the weekend ordered the closure of "Sud FM Banjul Radio", a subsidiary of Senegalese media giant, Sud Communications Company Ltd, a staff member confirmed here Monday. Full text...

  • Banned Nigerian tv, radio station defend plane crash coverage
    24 october 2005 14:03:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Chairman of Daar communications, Raymond Dopeksi, Monday denied any wrongdoing in the coverage of Saturday's plane crash in Nigeria by its broadcast organisations, African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower 100. Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau mediation summit ends without statement
    21 october 2005 22:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, the current African Union chairman, Abdoulaye Wade (Senegal), Guinea Bissau's newly installed leader, Joao Bernardo "Nino" Vieira and his challenger in the 24 July presidential election, Malam Becai Sanha, concluded a daylong summit here Friday without issuing a final declaration. Full text...

  • Mozambique's press freedom rating improves
    21 october 2005 18:37:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique's ranking has substantially improved in the press freedom index drawn up by the Paris-based NGO "Reporters sans Frontieres" (Reporters without Borders), the state-owned news agency, AIM, reported Friday. Full text...

  • Media group to sue Senegalese govt over private radio closure
    19 october 2005 17:23:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese private media group Sud Communications, whose radio stations Sud FM, were shut down Monday said it would sue the government for "assault". Full text...

  • US offers to assist African media
    18 october 2005 22:36:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The US was prepared to help African media organisations purchase new equipment, according to James Panos, charge d'affairs at the US embassy in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • EU raises concern over press freedom in DR Congo
    18 october 2005 18:34:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- European Union (EU) has expressed concern over the declining state of press freedom in DR Congo, noting the imprisonment of 37 journalists between January and August 2005, compared to 23 in 2004. Full text...

  • RSF denounces Senegal private radio closure
    18 october 2005 16:36:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Reporters sans frontières (RSF) has protested the closure Monday of Sud FM radio station and arrest of its staff by Senegalese security authorities. Full text...

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