Press Freedom (Reporters without Borders/RSF/CPJ) -
  • Finance hampers Namibian Broadcasting
    18 july 2001 17:48:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Radio and television signals of the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), are currently not reaching all corners of country because of financial constraints, the Corporation said. Full text...

  • Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation in deficit spending
    17 july 2001 20:07:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- High running costs have driven the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) into excess of expenditure of 243 million rupees over the last four years, Prime minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth told Parliament Tuesday. Full text...

  • Newspaper management, workers to discuss strike
    13 july 2001 19:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Striking workers of Nigeria's privately newspaper, The Guardian, were due to meet with the paper's management Friday to finds ways of ending a five-day work stoppage. Full text...

  • NDI decries partisan tilt in Ivorian media
    09 july 2001 20:48:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Officials from the US-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) have expressed concern at what they said was the overly partisan character of the media in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Mandela confirms "breakthrough" in Burundi stalemate
    09 july 2001 14:55:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Retired South African President Nelson Mandela has been hailed for his efforts in resolving the Burundi conflict after rival political groups agreed to split the presidency during a three-year transition period. Full text...

  • Kenyan journalists criticise foreign correspondents
    09 july 2001 13:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The secretary general of the Kenyan Union of Journalists, Ezekiel Mutua announced that local journalists shall henceforth, play a more assertive role in local news coverage. Full text...

  • Tunisian journalists' body suspends ties with RSF
    07 july 2001 11:00:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The Association of Tunisian Journalists (AJT) has suspended relations with the Paris-based international press freedom watchdog, Reporters without Borders, or RSF. Full text...

  • RSF protests against threat to kill journalist
    05 july 2001 20:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Paris-based press freedom watchdog, Reporters sans Frontieres, on Thursday said it was worried by threats to kill the French Press Agency (AFP) Correspondent in northern Nigeria, Aminu Abubakar. Full text...

  • RSF protests attack against photojournalist in Kenya
    05 july 2001 18:00:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- International media watchdog "Reporters Without Borders" (RSF) Thursday denounced the ruling party in Kenya for the attack by some of its members on Jackson Orina, a photojournalist of the "Nation" newspaper. Full text...

  • Kadhafi tries to reconcile Ivorian, Burkinabe leaders
    04 july 2001 14:23:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • Niger journalists to set up Press Centre
    03 july 2001 10:07:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Managing Editors and Editors-in-Chief of media houses in Niger, have decided to set up a Press Centre in Niamey, the private daily "Tenere Express" reported. Full text...

  • Soweto publication circulation raises to 240,000
    02 july 2001 23:51:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Two hundred and forty thousand copies of a unique, national life skills publication are now being delivered to township dwellers in Gauteng, Western Cape, and KwaZulu-Natal. Full text...

  • Government and media talk over relations at two-day meeting
    29 june 2001 16:05:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Leading South African editors on Friday began meeting government officials, including President Thabo Mbeki and Deputy President Jacob Zuma, at a two- day workshop in the North-West Province aimed at improving relations between them. Full text...

  • Mbeki to attend Sun City media workshop
    29 june 2001 09:57:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki is scheduled to attend a two-day workshop with local media leaders in the Sun City resort north of Pretoria on his return from an overseas tour Friday. Full text...

  • Tunisia's news agency lashes out against RSF
    29 june 2001 09:45:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian News Agency has vehemently protested against the Paris-based media watchdog 'Reporters Sans Frontieres' (RSF) for orchestrating the occupation of the premises of the Tunisian Tourist Board in Paris in an attempt to secure the release a detained human rights activist, Sihem Ben Sedrine. Full text...

  • MONUC to set up radio in Kinshasa
    26 june 2001 21:32:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The UN Observer Mission in DR Congo (MONUC) plans to set up an FM radio station in Kinshasa to explain its activities in the country, a MONUC source has said. Full text...

  • RSF demands action against shooting at journalist's home
    25 june 2001 21:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- France-based press freedom watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), wants the Ivorian authorities to bring to book those behind the 20 June deadly shooting at the residence of journalist Laurent Tape Koulou, the Editorial Manager of private newspaper "Le National. Full text...

  • URTNA due for reorganization
    23 june 2001 18:21:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- A three-day general assembly of the Union of African Radio and TV (URTNA) opened Saturday in Khartoum with restructuring of the union at the top of its agenda. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation poaches SABC man
    22 june 2001 18:29:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- In a rare skills transfer, Zimbabwe's Broadcasting Corporation has secured the services of a top South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Manager as its chief executive. Full text...

  • West African Newspaper Proprietors for Cotonou Seminar
    22 june 2001 16:42:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Some 40 West African Newspaper Proprietors are to attend a seminar on "the commercial strategies of the press enterprise," in Cotonou, Benin 25-30 June, the organisers have announced. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Broadcasting Cooperation poaches SABC man
    22 june 2001 10:58:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- In a rare move of skills transfer, Zimbabwe's Broadcasting Cooperation has secured the services of a top South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) manager as its chief executive. Full text...

  • Leading South African daily gets first black editor
    19 june 2001 19:56:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A leading South African newspaper, The Star, has announced the appointment of its first black editor Moegsien Williams, currently editor of the Cape Argus. Full text...

  • Community radios aspire for broader coverage
    19 june 2001 17:30:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian community radio executives under the umbrella, Union of Community Radios in Cote d'Ivoire (URPCI), have appealed to the government to allow them to extend their broadcast wavelengths to 100 kilometres. Full text...

  • Modular training for Benin Journalists
    19 june 2001 08:54:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The French School of Journalism in Lille and the West African Media Development Centre (WANAD) in Cotonou, Monday launched the first phase of training for some 50 Benin journalists working in the print and electronic media. Full text...

  • Rwanda liberalises airwaves
    18 june 2001 18:18:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda is liberalising broadcasting, the Kigali-based semi-official "The New Times" newspaper reported Monday. Full text...

  • RSF condemns restrictions on foreign media
    15 june 2001 21:08:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- France-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF), an international Organisation for the defence of media freedom, Friday protested against new restrictions on the international media in Zimbabwe. Full text...

  • RSF wants restrictions on foreign journalists cancelled
    15 june 2001 16:28:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Paris-based Media Freedom Watch group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has urged authorities in Zimbabwe to cancel the newly introduced restrictions targeting foreign journalists. Full text...

  • Moi calls for objectivity in news reporting
    15 june 2001 08:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi on Thursday asked the international press to be accurate and objective while reporting events about his country. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe introduces tight foreign media accreditation
    14 june 2001 13:27:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe, which frequently accuses foreign journalists of bias, Thursday announced that international journalists intending to visit the country must apply for accreditation from their countries a month ahead of the proposed visit. Full text...

  • RSF protests against editor's arrest
    13 june 2001 16:08:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The international media watchdog, Reporters without Borders (RSF) is protesting against the arrest of Freddy Loseke Lisumbu, journalist in the DR Congo, editor of the daily La Libre Afrique in DR Congo. Full text...

  • Kadhafi receives message from Deby
    12 june 2001 23:15:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The leader of the Libyan Revolution, Col. Full text...

  • Govt to sell shares in oldest surviving daily
    11 june 2001 15:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- As part of the ongoing privatisation of inefficient public companies, the Nigerian government is set to dispose of its controlling shares in the country's oldest surviving daily newspaper, the Daily Times. Full text...

  • Court grants journalist bail in genocide case
    08 june 2001 14:37:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Mairegu Bezabih, former Editor-in-Chief of "Addis Zemen," Ethiopia's official Amharic-language daily, was released on bail late Thursday after spending several months in detention over genocide charges. Full text...

  • Union presses for release detained journalist, Messan
    07 june 2001 23:47:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo's Association of Private Press Editors on Thursday announced plans for a series protest actions to press for the release of journalist Lucien Messan Djossou of the weekly "Le Combat du Peuple" currently serving a 12-month sentence. Full text...

  • RSF condemns jailing of Togolese journalist
    06 june 2001 14:57:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- France-based press freedom watchdog, Reporters without Borders (RSF), has condemned the jailing of Togolese journalist and called for his release. Full text...

  • ICT access for African media crucial for democratisation
    02 june 2001 19:30:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Washington-based Global Coalition for Africa (GCA) contends that the need to foster the development of an open, free, critical and effective media in Africa has never been more urgent for a continent staking its claim on the 21st Century. Full text...

  • PANAPRESS, ANGOP sign Portuguese Service agreement
    01 june 2001 21:35:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Dakar-based Pan-African News Agency (PANAPRESS) and the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP) signed an agreement Friday for the production of Portuguese news casts. Full text...

  • Kenyan media to be streamlined
    01 june 2001 14:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Stakeholders in Kenya's media industry will meet in Nairobi soon to work out a policy that would do away with discrepancies in the allocation of radio and television airwaves. Full text...

  • Namibian official criticises Zimbabwean Journalist
    29 may 2001 23:20:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- A Namibian government official has launched a scathing attack against a Zimbabwean journalist who reportedly described President Sam Nujoma as Zimbabwean President Robert "Mugabe's new Permanent Secretary for Regional Affairs. Full text...

  • Liberia issues guidelines for foreign journalists
    25 may 2001 22:42:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Liberian ministry of culture and tourism has issued new guidelines aimed at preventing the surprise arrival of foreign journalists accused of denting the country's image. Full text...

  • South African newspaper harangued for photographic evidence
    25 may 2001 10:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) has spoken out against a search warrant on Die Burger newspaper in Cape Town, as the authorities press for photographs in a high profile murder case being heard in the Cape High Court. Full text...

  • SADC information experts to review proposed news pool
    24 may 2001 14:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Ministers of information, sport and culture of the Southern African Development Community have scheduled a meeting in Mauritius next week to review the proposed creation of a regional news agency to be based in Maputo, Mozambique. Full text...

  • Swazi authorities ban local newsmagazine
    23 may 2001 13:00:00
    Swaziland- Mbabane (PANA) -- Swazi Information minister Mntonzima Dlamini has issued an order banning The Nation, a monthly news magazine, only days after it won an appeal against an earlier injunction. Full text...

  • Party to Burundi conflict accuses Bomani of partiality
    22 may 2001 23:47:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The Unity for National Progress (UPRONA) has turned down an invitation to attend consultations on Wednesday with the other Burundi parties in Arusha, Tanzania. Full text...

  • State broadcaster in coalition with board
    20 may 2001 17:20:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- A sharp row has arisen between Namibia's state owned Broadcasting Corporation and its board of directors following a directive last Monday asking the national television to broadcast President Sam Nujoma's autobiography. Full text...

  • Ethics For Free Press In East And Central Africa
    18 may 2001 13:24:00
    Mombasa- Kenya (PANA) -- Journalists of private media (otherwise known as freed press) rose from a five-day workshop in Mombasa Friday with the preparation and adoption of a code of ethical standards to improve performance and promote the emerging democracy in the region. Full text...

  • Swazi MPs want controversial press bill re-tabled
    17 may 2001 21:32:00
    Mbabane- Swaziland (PANA) -- Vexed by what they said were the excesses of the local media, Swazi legislators are urging Public Service and Information minister Mntonzima Dlamini to bring back a controversial Media Council Bill turned back a year ago. Full text...

  • Mali court jails Mayor, TV director for slander
    16 may 2001 20:52:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- A defamation suit filed by the Mali Union of Judges has landed Bamako Mayor Ibrahima N'Diaye and Mali's State Television director Sidiki Konate a jail term of one month along with a fine (damages) of 1. Full text...

  • Private "La Libre Afrique" newspaper banned
    15 may 2001 22:24:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo Communications and Press Minister, Kikaya Bin Karubi, Tuesday banned the private newspaper "La Libre Afrique" and its supplements "Lucognito" and "Le Derby. Full text...

  • Leading South African TV channel gets new sales manager
    15 may 2001 21:05:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- E. Full text...

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