Press Freedom (Reporters without Borders/RSF/CPJ) -
  • UK's new visa requirements, Abacha loot, oil find in Lagos highlighted in Nigeria
    29 june 2013 09:36:18
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The new UK visa policy, newly-recovered Abacha loot, Nelson Mandela's health status and oil find in Lagos were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ghana media highlight UK visa requirement, Supreme Court’s disciplinary action
    29 june 2013 09:27:41
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The Ghanaian media this week highlighted public anger at news that the United Kingdom intends to demand a 3,000-pound deposit for visa applications. Full text...

  • Parliament's newly-found powers, Egypt and the Nile river reported in Ethiopia
    29 june 2013 09:16:33
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Ethiopia’s parliament, officially known as the House of Peoples’ Representatives, is showing signs of teething, a local weekly wrote this week, observing that the legislature has started exercising authority over the executive branch of the government. Full text...

  • MFWA says reporter attacked in Sierra Leone
    26 june 2013 17:58:14
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Accra-based rights body, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), on Tuesday said, in a statement, that Alie Mozart Sesay, a Sierra Leonean journalist, was attacked by workers of the Sierra Leonean Water Company (SALWACO). Full text...

  • Jonathan's optimism of "victory" over terrorism reported in Nigeria
    22 june 2013 07:42:46
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan's declaration that the nation was winning the war against terrorism and revelations that the elites have stolen US$ 600 billion since independence in 1960 were the two major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Ethiopian weeklies focus on Nile waters, war on corruption
    22 june 2013 07:30:12
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – “Ethiopia and Egypt cannot afford to go to war over the Nile,” wrote The Reporter this week, commenting on a diplomatic wrangle that in recent days filled Ethiopian air waves and newspapers as Egypt voiced opposition to the construction of a giant hydro-power dam on the Blue Nile river. Full text...

  • Tanzanian dailies awash with stories on tax loopholes
    22 june 2013 07:27:35
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Tax payment, tax evasion and transparency in government spending caught the attention of Tanzanian dailies this week as the National Assembly debated the government’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year, staring 1 July, 2013. Full text...

  • Clampdown on illegal mining, market fires continue to dominate Ghanaian newspapers
    22 june 2013 07:22:35
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The continuing action against illegal mining that has affected scores of Chinese nationals and investigations into fires that have razed down markets were some of the stories that dominated Ghanaian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Ugandan journalist stabbed to death in Kampala
    17 june 2013 20:57:06
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – Thomas Pere, a Ugandan journalist working for the government daily newspaper, The New Vision, died on Monday after he was stabbed in a slum in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, the local media reported Ugandan security sources. Full text...

  • Annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election dominates Nigerian media
    15 june 2013 08:38:39
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The 20th anniversary of the June 12 presidential election, won by businessman M.K.O. Abiola in 1993 but annulled by military President Ibrahim Babangida and the resultant death of the winner, overshadowed all other stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Crackdown on illegal miners, ‘killer’ gas reported in Ghana
    15 june 2013 07:25:07
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The clampdown on illegal miners, “killer” gas in Accra and arrival of US fire experts to unravel causes of devastating fires were some of the stories reported in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Tanzanian dailies highlight public debate on proposed constitution
    15 june 2013 07:00:21
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Views, praises and criticism related to Tanzania’s draft constitution, made public two weeks ago, continued to flow in the country’s newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Ethiopian weekly focuses on Egypt-Ethiopia tension over Nile waters
    15 june 2013 06:59:46
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – “Clouds over the Nile waters have become denser,” Ethiopia’s weekly Fortune wrote this week, referring to renewed military threats by Egypt in its opposition to the construction of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile River. Full text...

  • Mauritanian private press editors condemn attack against newspaper offices
    12 june 2013 18:52:28
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – The Association of Mauritanian Press (RPM), a body of private press editors, has strongly condemned the attack against the offices of the weekly magazine "Biladi", perpetrated on Sunday by unknown persons. Full text...

  • Burundian journalist summoned by public prosecutor
    10 june 2013 20:29:15
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – A Burundian journalist has been ordered to appear before the public prosecutor in Makamba, southern Burundi, only days after a stiff press law was passed by the government. Full text...

  • Ethiopian papers shed light on African youth empowerment
    08 june 2013 09:47:48
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Africa’s challenge of deepening the involvement of youth in governance structures and enhancing their intellectual capacity so that they could assume responsibilities was the focus of two Ethiopian newspapers this week. Full text...

  • Tanzania’s draft constitution takes the limelight in local newspapers
    08 june 2013 09:32:24
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Writing a constitution that ideally meets the expectations of the people has been the main focus of Tanzanian newspapers this week after the Constitution Review Commission (CRC) unveiled a detailed draft of what would be the country’s basic law. Full text...

  • Outlawed Boko Haram, electricity nightmare highlighted in Nigeria
    08 june 2013 09:15:47
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The proscription of Boko Haram, the lack of access to electricity by 120 million people and the first-year anniversary of the Dana Air Crash in Lagos were the main stories in Nigeria this week.Full text...

  • Market fires, arrest of drug baron reported in Ghana
    08 june 2013 08:01:17
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Increasing spate of fire outbreaks, especially in markets across Ghana, and the arrest in the US of a drug baron were some of the stories highlighted by the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • UN chief ‘regrets’ new Burundi media law
    06 june 2013 22:15:19
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed regret that a new media law in Burundi was promulgated with provisions that may have a negative impact on the freedom of the press.Full text...

  • France expresses concern about new media law in Burundi
    06 june 2013 20:08:16
    Paris, France (PANA) – France has expressed concern about press freedom in Burundi following the promulgation by the authorities of a new media law that bans reporting on matters which could undermine national security, public order or the economy. Full text...

  • Jonathan's mid-term report, anti-gay bill, pirate attacks highlighted in Nigeria
    01 june 2013 09:17:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The mid-term report (2011-2013) on President Goodluck Jonathan's achievements, the passage of the bill prohibiting same-sex marriage and the hijack of a fuel cargo ship by pirates were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Another power generation challenge, Mahama’s France visit reported in Ghana
    01 june 2013 05:36:09
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – An unexpected power generation problem that has seen a return to power rationing and a three-day visit to France of President John Dramani Mahama were some of the stories that were reported in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Ethiopian papers take a close look at 50 years of African unity
    01 june 2013 05:33:46
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and the African Union (AU) hit headlines in Ethiopia’s newspapers this week with editorials focused on Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance. Full text...

  • MFWA condemns death threat against Guinean journalist
    31 may 2013 16:18:50
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Ghana-based sub-regional rights body, Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Friday condemned the death threat against Guinean journalist, Nouhou Baldé.Full text...

  • War against Boko Haram, Chinua Achebe's burial highlighted in Nigeria
    25 may 2013 08:50:52
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The State of Emergency declared on three north eastern States and the following war against insurgency there as well as the burial of literary giant Chinua Achebe were the major stories in Nigeria this week.Full text...

  • Church stampede, clampdown on criminals highlighted in Ghana media
    25 may 2013 08:32:23
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A stampede last Sunday at the church of popular Nigerian preacher, Prophet T.B. Joshua, in Accra and a clampdown on criminals in Ghana’s second largest city, Kumasi, that has seen a series of murders and robberies, were some of the stories highlighted in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • CPJ wants DRC journalist's murder investigated
    24 may 2013 18:05:23
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The New York-based press freedom watchdog, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), on Friday called for a thorough investigation into the murder of Congolese journalist, Guillain Chanjabo, aged 58. Full text...

  • CPJ writes South Sudan President on press freedom
    23 may 2013 13:24:58
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The New York-based global press freedom watchdog, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), on Thursday said it had written to South Sudan President, Salva Kiirr, to express concern over ''the deteriorating state of press freedom'' in his country. Full text...

  • Ghana media highlight action against illegal mining, rising criminal activities in Kumasi
    18 may 2013 08:01:34
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The declaration of war against illegal miners, whose activities degrade the environment, pollute water bodies, cause deaths and trigger violence, was one of the main stories highlighted in the Ghanaian media this week. Full text...

  • Emergency rule, war against terrorists highlighted in Nigeria
    18 may 2013 07:48:54
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The declaration of emergency rule in three States worst hit by violence - Adamawa, Borno, Yobe - which has now developed into a "war situation" in those areas, was the major story in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • CPJ writes US Secretary of State, Kerry, on press freedom in Africa
    17 may 2013 18:00:39
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The global press freedom watchdog, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Thursday wrote to US Secretary of State John Kerry, asking him to include in his discussions at the African Union (AU) Summit the issue of press freedom in Africa. Full text...

  • Libya media protest Benghazi car bomb attack with news "blackout" Thursday
    15 may 2013 17:58:47
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – In protest against Monday's car bomb attack in Benghazi which killed three persons and injured scores of others, media houses in Libya will not function Thursday, PANA reports from here. Full text...

  • Unbridled orgy of killings dominates Nigerian media
    11 may 2013 10:08:26
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The recent breakdown of law and order, resulting in the mass killing of persons, including security operatives, women and children, was the major story in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Market fire, end of doctors' strike highlighted in Ghana media
    11 may 2013 07:25:32
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A huge market fire on Sunday at a popular market in Accra, known for second hand clothing, shoes and building materials, and the end of a crippling doctors’ strike were some of the stories reported in the Ghana media this week. Full text...

  • MFWA condemns attack on two Ghanaian journalists
    08 may 2013 18:46:19
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Accra-based sub-regional rights body, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), Wednesday strongly condemned the violent attack against two Ghanaian journalists, Frank Worlanyo and Thomas Attram, reporter and cameraman respectively from Metropolitan Television (Metro TV), an Accra-based privately-owned TV station. Full text...

  • Malawi president refuses to sign 'Table Mountain Declaration'
    06 may 2013 15:59:28
    Blantyre, Malawi (PANA) - Malawi President Joyce Banda has said she will not be stampeded into signing the 'Table Mountain Declaration' that urges governments in Africa to abolish “insult laws” and set free press high on the agenda. Full text...

  • 2 new TV stations licensed to broadcast in Mauritania
    04 may 2013 17:27:07
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Authorities in Mauritania have granted broadcast licences to two new Television stations -- Dava and ‘Al Mourabitounes, official sources told PANA here Saturday. Full text...

  • Jonathan-labour tirade, joblessness, new Boko Haram strategy highlighted in Nigeria
    04 may 2013 15:08:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Jonathan-Labour tirade against each other over corruption, the growing number of jobless people and Boko Haram's new strategy of violence were the main stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Landmark judgement, never-ending strikes dominate Ghanaian media
    04 may 2013 07:03:16
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – A ruling by the Supreme Court that its own verdict on a petition challenging the election of a president could be reviewed and the continuing strikes by doctors and pharmacists dominated the media in Ghana this week. Full text...

  • Gambian government urged to stop harassing journalists
    03 may 2013 20:14:58
    Banjul, Gambia (PANA) - Gambian journalists on Friday asked the government to stop harassing them, saying this does not only tarnish the image of he country but also retards professionalism and overall development of the media.Full text...

  • Rwanda not gagging the media, says Media Council
    03 may 2013 17:53:50
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) – The Executive Secretary of Rwanda High Council of the Media (HCM), Emmanuel Mugisha, on Friday denounced a recent report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) which named Rwanda among the countries that gag the press.Full text...

  • CPJ tasks African Union on press freedom
    03 may 2013 13:03:03
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on the African Union (AU) to champion the call for the release of all journalists imprisoned in Africa and appeal for justice in the murders of journalists killed in the line of duty. Full text...

  • Press Freedom Day: Nigerian editors seek correction of misconception against media
    03 may 2013 07:55:13
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - As the World Press Freedom Day is observed Friday, the umbrella Full text...

  • CPJ releases latest impunity index on journalist killings
    02 may 2013 12:32:36
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Thursday released its 2013 Impunity Index, saying unpunished, deadly violence continues to plague the press globally, and has notably increased in Nigeria. Full text...

  • US says press freedom strengthens democracy
    02 may 2013 09:58:06
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Over sixty years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed the right of every person “to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers,” that right remains in peril in far too many countries, according to US Ambassador to Tanzania Alfonso E. Lenhardt. Full text...

  • Bloodbath, damning US corruption indictment reported in Nigeria
    27 april 2013 12:10:48
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The killing of 185 people in a border community in north eastern Borno State, the damning report by top US official that massive corruption exists, and government's compensation for victims of the 2011 post-election violence were the major stories in Nigeria this week. Full text...

  • Doctors’ crippling strike dominates Ghanaian newspapers
    27 april 2013 07:36:39
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The ongoing strike by medical doctors in public health facilities in Ghana, which is causing huge pain and deaths, was the main story that dominated the newspapers in the West African country this week. Full text...

  • Human Rights Watch to Burundi President: Don't sign New Media Law
    26 april 2013 11:40:53
    New York, US (PANA) - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has written to Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza urging him not to sign the country's New Media Law, which was adopted by the Senate 19 April 2013. Full text...

  • SA passes bill that will curtail press freedom
    26 april 2013 10:46:08
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's National Assembly has passed the controversial Protection of State Information Bill with an overwhelming majority, after years of debate. Full text...

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