Press Freedom (Reporters without Borders/RSF/CPJ) -
  • 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...

  • Journalists denounce arrest of fellow practitioner
    18 october 2005 09:43:00
    Ziguinchor- Senegal (PANA) -- The Association of Information and Communication Professionals in Ziguinchor (APIC/Z), made up of media correspondents in southern Senegal, have strongly condemned Monday's arrest of journalist Ibrahima Gassama, head of the private Sud FM radio station in Ziguinchor. Full text...

  • Vieira offers to mediate in Senegal-Gambia dispute
    17 october 2005 23:21:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea Bissau's president Joao Bernardo "Nino" Vieira has offered to mediate in the border dispute between Senegal and Gambia to restore the movement of persons and goods between the three countries. Full text...

  • Union condemns closure of private radio in Senegal
    17 october 2005 16:47:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's National Union of Information and Communication Professionals, SYNPICS, Monday denounced government's closure of private radio station, Sud FM. Full text...

  • Radio shut down, staff arrested in Senegal
    17 october 2005 13:17:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Senegalese government Monday shut down Sud FM radio station and arrested its staff members for airing an interview with Salif Sadio, a rebel leader from the military wing of the Movement of Casamance Democratic Forces (MFDC), local press reported on Monday in Dakar. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone determined to safeguard press freedom, says Minister
    15 october 2005 13:01:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Sierra Leone's Justice Minister and Attorney-General, Frederick Carew Saturday pledged government's determination to guarantee press freedom in the country. Full text...

  • Media watchdog accuses Ethiopia of harassing journalists
    13 october 2005 22:24:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Thursday condemned police harassment of the Ethiopian Free Press Journalists' Association (EFJA), which criticised a government crackdown on the press after the opposition disputed the outcome of the country's last May elections. Full text...

  • CPJ calls for release of detained Nigerian publisher
    13 october 2005 20:51:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Thursday called for the release of Nigerian newspaper publisher Owei Kobina Sikpi, arrested Tuesday by State Security Service (SSS). Full text...

  • Newspaper cover price up 100% in Sierra Leone
    12 october 2005 18:57:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Newspaper vendors in Sierra Leone have now agreed the 100 percent increase in the cover price of dailies, announced by publishers last week. Full text...

  • Unknown assailants attack Togolese journalist
    11 october 2005 21:59:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The savage beating of publication director Dimas Dzikodo, whose weekly Le Forum de la Semaine is strongly critical of Togolese authorities, has alarmed the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists. Full text...

  • President Wade to speak on TV5 Sunday
    06 october 2005 20:53:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade will Sunday speak on the Francophone television channel TV5, according to a release issued Thursday to PANA. Full text...

  • Moroccan TV channel gets French funding
    05 october 2005 13:44:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The French Development Agency (AFD) has approved a 3 million euros loan to Morocco for the launch of MED 1 SAT, a satellite television station with a 24-hour news broadcast, the agency said in a statement here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Pressure mounts on Sierra Leone to release editor
    04 october 2005 23:08:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- One year after the government od Sierra Leone jailed journalist Paul Kamara, the Committee to Protect Journalists has expressed outrage that Freetown continues to refuse to release on bail. Full text...

  • IFEX disqualifies Tunisia to host global information summit
    04 october 2005 19:52:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A Canadian watchdog organisation protecting the freedom of expression on Tuesday disqualified Tunisia as being "unable" to host the World Information Society Summit (WISS) scheduled in Algiers next month due to the deterioration freedom of expression in that country. Full text...

  • CPJ protests closure of 3 radio stations by Senegalese Muslim cleric
    04 october 2005 09:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has expressed concern over the forced closure last Friday of three radio stations in the Muslim holy city of Touba, centre of the Senegalese Muslim community known as the mourides. Full text...

  • Mediterranean Basin media meets in Tripoli
    02 october 2005 19:05:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Nine countries of the Permanent Conference of Audio-visual Media of the Mediterranean Basin are attending a meeting here to examine media co-operation among countries of the region. Full text...

  • SA paper suspends reporter for state witness role
    30 september 2005 16:47:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's leading independent newspaper The Star has suspended reporter Alameen Templeton with immediate effect following his decision to testify on behalf of the state in the so-called 'lion murder trial'. Full text...

  • Gabon protests against attacks from Ivorian media
    30 september 2005 14:18:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Gabon is protesting what it terms a "new wave of insults" orchestrated against President Omar Bongo by several media organs in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

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