Press Freedom (Reporters without Borders/RSF/CPJ) -
  • Pirate radio station gets warning in Benin
    01 september 2005 10:32:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's High Audiovisual and Communication Authority (HAAC) has given the FM EKPE radio station an ultimatum to stop broadcasting before 9 September. Full text...

  • CPJ welcomes acquittal of Zimbabwean journalist
    01 september 2005 09:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Committee for the Protection of Journalists (CPJ) has welcomed a decision by magistrate in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare to acquit a journalist accused of working without accreditation for the now-banned Daily News. Full text...

  • CPJ welcomes acquittal of Zimbabwean journalist
    31 august 2005 20:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has hailed a Harare Magistrate's court acquittal Wednesday of Zimbabwean journalist on criminal charges of working without accreditation for the now-banned private Daily News. Full text...

  • Benin, private firm sign TV deal
    28 august 2005 18:55:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin's high authority on broadcasting and communication (HAAC) and Canal 3, a new private television company here, have signed an agreement allocating a government frequency to the TV firm under a 10-year contract. Full text...

  • Togolese MPs elect HAAC members
    26 august 2005 16:01:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The National Assembly has elected five officers for the nine-member Supreme Authority for Audiovisual and Communication (HAAC), Togo's media regulatory body. Full text...

  • Radio stations urged to focus development in Africa
    25 august 2005 19:37:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Leaders and partners of African radios have appealed to the main actors of the media to contribute to the development of Africa and its human resources. Full text...

  • AI demands immediate release of four Chadian journalists
    22 august 2005 23:38:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Amnesty International (AI) has strongly demanded from the Chadian government the "immediate and unconditional release of four journalists jailed for exerting their right to the freedom of expression and for doing their job". Full text...

  • Ugandan daily hails new public service policy
    20 august 2005 13:04:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Uganda's official New Vision newspaper has welcomed a new policy requiring that managers of public enterprises be paid according to their performance, saying the development was good for the country's economy. Full text...

  • Independent Cameroonian paper targeted in legal suits - CPJ
    19 august 2005 22:17:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists Friday said it is "troubled" by the continued legal harassment of the independent weekly L'Oeil du Sahel by members of Cameroon's security forces. Full text...

  • Suspended Ugandan radio station back on air
    19 august 2005 22:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Independent radio station KFM has resumed broadcast after paying a fine of 4. Full text...

  • SA TV slated for omitting booing of deputy president
    19 august 2005 13:14:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Broadcasting Corporation has apologised to the public for not airing the footage of a crowd booing deputy president Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at a rally in Utrecht, northern KwaZulu-Natal on Women's Day last week. Full text...

  • AI, CPJ condemn Kampala over media muzzling
    18 august 2005 14:30:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- The independent media and the right to information are under threat in Uganda, Amnesty International, a global human rights watchdog, has observed. Full text...

  • Chad jails journalist for "inciting hatred"
    16 august 2005 21:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Chadian journalist Sy Koumbo Singa Gali has been sentenced to one year in prison for "inciting hatred," according to the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists. Full text...

  • Ugandan journalist denies sedition charges
    15 august 2005 19:10:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- A Ugandan journalist who angered President Yoweri Museveni's government with remarks concerning Sudanese First Vice President John Garang's death denied sedition charges levelled against him in a Kampala court on Monday, saying the law guaranteed him free speech. Full text...

  • NGOs to strengthen HIV/AIDS campaign in Nigeria
    14 august 2005 14:57:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Media-focused non-governmental organisations in Nigeria are scheduled to meet in Abuja from 16 to 17 August to discuss how to team up to better support the media in providing user friendly information to the public on HIV/AIDS, the organisers said this weekend. Full text...

  • CPJ seeks "immediate" release of Ugandan journalist
    12 august 2005 20:51:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Friday urged President Yoweri Museveni to ensure the "immediate" release of Ugandan journalist, Andrew Mwenda, who was arrested barely 24 hours after the Ugandan government shut his radio for hosting a talk show on John Garang's fatal crash. Full text...

  • CPJ urges Kampala to re-open shut private radio station
    12 august 2005 18:47:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- New York-based Committee to protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on the Ugandan government to re-open private KFM radio shut Thursday after it aired a talk show about the 30 July helicopter crash that killed southern Sudanese former rebel leader John Garang. Full text...

  • RSF assists media in Sierra Leone with newsprint
    10 august 2005 22:01:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The Paris-based press freedom watchdog, Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) on Wednesday donated 30 reams of newsprint to 20 newspapers in Sierra Leone in the face of high cost of printing in the country. Full text...

  • CPJ protests expulsion of Zimbabwean journalist by Botswana
    09 august 2005 19:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Tuesday expressed concern over the Botswana government's recent expulsion of Rodrick Mukumbira, a Zimbabwean journalist who had been working in Botswana since 2002. Full text...

  • CPJ calls for release of jailed journalists in Ethiopia, Chad
    09 august 2005 16:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on authorities in Ethiopia and Chad to free jailed journalists and end media crackdown in both countries. Full text...

  • Another Chadian journalist sent six months in jail
    08 august 2005 22:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Michaël Didama, director of the private weekly Le Temps in Chad, was convicted Monday on charges of defamation and incitement to hatred and sentenced to six months in jail in connection with articles describing rebel groups in eastern Chad, CPJ quoted sources in Ndjamena. Full text...

  • Newspaper vendors on strike in Nigerian capital
    08 august 2005 19:04:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Newspapers disappeared from the streets of Abuja, the Nigerian capital city, Monday as vendors and newspaper distributors began a three-day warning strike to protest what they described as undue harassment and molestation of their members by officials of the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) and the police. Full text...

  • Benin hosts African communication regulation meeting
    07 august 2005 18:07:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Experts of the technical committee of the African Communication Regulation Network are scheduled to meet Monday in Cotonou, Benin to examine its development plan, official sources said here on Sunday. Full text...

  • CPJ urges independent probe of Sierra Leone journalist's death
    02 august 2005 23:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Tuesday called on President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah to commission an independent inquiry into the 28 July death of Sierra Leonean journalist Harry Yansaneh, acting editor of private "For di People" daily. Full text...

  • UNESCO condemns murder of Sierra Leone journalist
    02 august 2005 18:26:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- UNESCO Director General Koïchiro Matsuura Tuesday strongly condemned the murder of Sierra Leonean journalist Harry Yansaneh, Editor of the "For Di People" daily. Full text...

  • Mugabe rules out UN mediation in Zimbabwe
    01 august 2005 16:06:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Monday ruled out a mediation role in his stand off with local political opponents, for UN secretary general Kofi Annan due in the country to inspect his government's controversial slum clean up campaign which has drawn international rebuke. Full text...

  • Jan Pronk to mediate in dispute over Sudan's Abyei
    31 july 2005 12:43:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- In an initiative to quell a heated territorial dispute between the two dominant ethnic communities in southern Sudan's oil-rich region of Abyei, the UN envoy to Khartoum, Jan Pronk said he will next week chair a meeting between the stakeholders locked in the dispute. Full text...

  • CPJ demands release of detained DR Congo's journalist
    29 july 2005 21:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Friday issued a statement calling on authorities in DR Congo "to release journalist Jean Pierre Phambu Lutette immediately" after being arrested and held by police with charge. Full text...

  • SABC to open bureaux in Senegal, Nigeria
    26 july 2005 16:56:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- In efforts to keep South Africans more informed about Africa, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) is exploring the possibility of opening news bureaux in Senegal and Nigeria soon, a senior SABC official said in Dakar Tuesday. Full text...

  • RSF urges media to mobilise against Niger famine
    22 july 2005 21:27:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France-based press freedom watchdogs, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), have urged the French media to get involved in mobilising support against famine in Niger. Full text...

  • CPJ urges Burundi to re-open shut private radio
    22 july 2005 20:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists has expressed "deep shock" over Friday closure of private "Radio Publique Africaine" (RPA) in Burundi and urged President Domitien Ndayizeye to order the reopening if the station and allow journalist to do their work. Full text...

  • RADDHO demands release of Chadian journalists
    22 july 2005 14:27:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Dakar-based African Rally for the Defence of Human Rights (RADDHO) has condemned the imprisonment of two Chadian journalists, and called for their immedite and unconditional release. Full text...

  • Burundi journalists protest closure of private radio
    22 july 2005 13:26:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The umbrella journalists associations in Burundi have protested the arbitrary decision to close the privately owned African Public Radio (RPA) by the National Communication Council (CNC). Full text...

  • Burundi's RPA radio returns to air Thursday
    19 july 2005 23:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Burundi's independent Publique Africaine (RPA) radio returns to the air on Thursday after a two-day ban by the government, local sources said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • CPJ demands release of jailed Chadian journalists
    19 july 2005 13:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Tuesday deplored the jailing of two journalists in Chad for commentaries in the private weekly L'Observateur that criticised President Idriss Déby, and called on the authorities to release them "immediately". Full text...

  • Chad jails two journalists for criticising Deby
    18 july 2005 23:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- One journalist was sentenced to three years in prison and another to three months on Monday for publishing commentaries in the private weekly L'Observateur that criticised Chadian President Idriss Deby, according to local sources in Ndjamena, the Chadian capital. Full text...

  • Rwandan regime harrassing journalist over report
    15 july 2005 11:43:00
    Rwanda- Kigali (PANA) -- The director of a bimonthly newspaper called Umoco, Bonaventure Bizumuremyi, is reportedly being harrassed by Rwanda's Criminal Investigations Department (CID) for allegedly revealing that former Chief Police Commissioner Frank Mugambage overpaid himself in an article last month. Full text...

  • Tunisia's Radio Mosaique expands operations
    15 july 2005 09:08:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Radio Mosaique, Tunisia's first private radio station, Thursday expanded its coverage, offering a live audio stream on the Internet, according to Noureddine Boutar, the general director of the station. Full text...

  • CPJ demands stop to harassment of media in Somalia
    13 july 2005 23:23:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists on Wednesday welcomed the release of two radio journalists who were jailed for nearly two weeks in Bossasso, a city in the self-declared autonomous region of Puntland. Full text...

  • CPJ urges Cameroon govt to free detained journalist
    12 july 2005 16:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), has called on authorities in Cameroon to release Joseph Bessala Ahanda, Editor-in-chief of local private weekly "Le Front," imprisoned since 6 July over the paper's report on corruption. Full text...

  • OJRM denounces attempts to 'gag' Malian media
    11 july 2005 13:59:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Young Reporters Organisation of Mali (OJRM) has said recent attacks against Malian journalists were designed to 'gag the media', noting that many journalists were 'currently subjected to threats and intimidation'. Full text...

  • ECOWAS mediator arrives Liberia on assessment mission
    10 july 2005 20:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- ECOWAS mediator for the Liberian peace process, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, arrived in the Liberian capital Monrovia on Sunday on an assessment mission expected to be dominated by discussions on preparations for national elections scheduled for October 2005. Full text...

  • Harassment of DR Congo media must stop, says MONUC
    08 july 2005 20:17:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- UN Mission in Congo (MONUC) spokesman, Kemal Saiki, on Friday said there was an "alarming tendency" directed against the media in the Democratic Republic of Congo aimed at disrupting the development of democracy in the country. Full text...

  • CPJ urges Chad to end criminal proceedings against 3 journalists
    08 july 2005 19:51:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has written a letter to Chadian President Idriss Deby, calling on his government to stop the criminal proceedings against three journalists in the country. Full text...

  • African Editors Forum demands release of Judith Miller
    07 july 2005 13:07:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The African Editors Forum (TAEF), comprising editors in over 30 African countries, on Thursday described the incarceration of New York Times journalist Judith Miller "as a travesty of justice and calls for her immediate release". Full text...

  • Unknown assaillants abuse Mali journalist
    06 july 2005 23:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Unidentified assailants on Tuesday kidnapped and brutally beat a commentator working for an independent broadcaster, Radio Kledu, in the Malian capital of Bamako, reported the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists Wednesday. Full text...

  • CPJ protests jailing of journalists, shutting of radio station in Somalia
    05 july 2005 22:28:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Tuesday expressed deep concern over the detention of two radio journalists and closure of their station in Bossasso, a city in Somalia's self-declared autonomous region of Puntland. Full text...

  • Liberian newspapers raise advert rates by 67%
    03 july 2005 21:15:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Newspaper publishers in Liberia increased advertisement tariffs by 67 percent at the weekend, citing high cost of newsprint and fees charged by the few printing houses in the country. Full text...

  • AU radio begins broadcasts in Hausa, Kiswahili
    02 july 2005 15:43:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Tripoli-based "Voice of Africa' radio station on Friday started trial broadcasts in Kiswahili and Hausa, two African languages ahead of the 4-5 July African Union (AU) summit in the central Libyan town of Sirte. Full text...

  • Egypt to propose creation of continental TV
    01 july 2005 14:20:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Egypt intends to propose to the African Union (AU) summit the setting up of a continental satellite TV channel, Egyptian officials said Cairo on Friday. Full text...

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