Press Freedom (Reporters without Borders/RSF/CPJ) -
  • Kenya Times fined 130,000 US dollars for defamation
    26 november 2001 20:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Times Media Trust, publishers of Kenya Times newspaper, owned by the ruling KANU Party, was Monday fined 10 million shillings (about 130,000) by a Nairobi High Court, for defaming a local law firm. Full text...

  • Liberian journalists protest newspaper closure
    22 november 2001 18:48:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) Thursday said the closure of The News newspaper and arrest of its board chairman could "negatively impact on government-media relations. Full text...

  • Nigeria to privatise semi-official Daily Times newspaper 2002
    21 november 2001 15:15:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The privatisation of Nigeria's oldest surviving newspaper, Daily Times, will be concluded by April 2002, according to the country's privatisation agency. Full text...

  • Strike disrupts circulation of Lagos newspaper
    20 november 2001 17:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- One of Nigeria's foremost private newspapers, The Punch, was virtually of the streets in the commercial city of Lagos for the second day running Monday, following a disagreement between its management and distribution agents. Full text...

  • UNESCO head expresses outrage at murder of Colombian journalist
    19 november 2001 21:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura has expressed outrage at the murder of Colombian journalist Heriberto Cardenas Escudero by unidentified gunmen. Full text...

  • Mali hosts West African broadcast media fiesta
    07 november 2001 14:04:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The third edition of the West African broadcast media fiesta dubbed 'Waves of Freedom Festival' opens in Bamako on Wednesday under the patronage of Malian Prime Minister Mande Sidibe, official sources confirmed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Senegal to get first private TV in 2002
    07 november 2001 13:42:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's Wal Fadjri media group president Sidy Lamine Niasse has announced the imminent launch of Senegal's first private television station by 2002, the daily Wal Fadjri newspaper reported. Full text...

  • Journalists launch annual Prize for dead colleague
    03 november 2001 19:00:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- A group of journalists working for the private media in Mauritania, has instituted an annual prize in the memory of their colleague Habib Ould Mahfoudh, former Director of 'Le Calame,' newspaper who died Thursday in Paris. Full text...

  • EAC boss mediates Kenya, Uganda dispute
    03 november 2001 10:09:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The Secretary General of the East African Community (EAC) Amanya Mushega has said ongoing fishing disputes in Lake Victoria should be resolved amicably, according to the spirit of the organisation. Full text...

  • BBC, ZNBC sign broadcasting agreement
    02 november 2001 20:54:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), have signed a five-year FM broadcasting agreement. Full text...

  • Mauritania's weekly publisher dies
    01 november 2001 18:14:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The founder and editorial director of Mauritania's weekly magazine 'Le Calame', Habib Ould Mahfoudh died Thursday in a clinic in Paris, reliable sources in Nouakchott disclosed. Full text...

  • State Radio and Television boss resigns
    24 october 2001 13:37:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- The government of Cape Verde has accepted the resignation of the board chairman of the State Radio and Television (RTC), Romeu Modesto, official sources said Tuesday, adding that a new RTC board would be installed soon. Full text...

  • National Communication Council suspends radio station
    23 october 2001 08:45:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian National Broadcasting Communication Council (CNCA) has suspended private "Radio Fraternite Yopougon" for eight days for "violating a decree," the Council said in Abidjan Monday. Full text...

  • South African soldiers hurriedly leave Bujumbura
    22 october 2001 09:12:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- About 30 South African soldiers who arrived in Bujumbura last Thursday for a working tour scheduled to last several days, reportedly cut short their stay at the weekend for reasons yet to be explained. Full text...

  • Peace Radio to be launched in Kinshasa
    20 october 2001 13:04:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The new head of the information department at the UN Observer Mission in Congo (MONUC), David Smith, has announced that a "Peace Radio" would be launched within two months in Kinshasa, within a partnership between MONUC and the Hirondelle Foundation. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean editor joins world journalism body
    19 october 2001 23:14:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- The editor of Zimbabwe's sole private daily newspaper, the Daily News, was Friday appointed to the board of directors of the World Press Freedom Committee (WPFC). Full text...

  • Namibian Govt. staves off broadcasters threatened strike
    17 october 2001 23:07:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Namibian government has injected close to one million US dollars into the State-run Broadcasting Corporation to forestall a threatened wage strike by broadcasters. Full text...

  • Media in environmental awareness campaign
    17 october 2001 10:49:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- An environmental awareness campaign on the theme "civil society and environment", dubbed Environment Fortnight, started Tuesday on Benin radio and television. Full text...

  • PANAPRESS, ANGOP in co-operation bid
    16 october 2001 23:24:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- A delegation of the Dakar-based Pan-African News Agency (PANAPRESS) is due in Luanda Wednesday for co-operation talks with officials of the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP). Full text...

  • RSF protests detention of Togolese journalist
    16 october 2001 22:37:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Abidjan-based press rights group, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Tuesday protested against the detention of Alphonse Nevamé Klu, managing editor of Togo's weekly "Nouvel Echo". Full text...

  • Independent press in Gambian lament plight
    16 october 2001 13:16:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Even though the entire Gambian press received no assistance from the government to fully cover Thursday's presidential elections, journalists said they were performing without qualms. Full text...

  • President Mkapa faults Tanzanian media for sensationalism
    10 october 2001 19:01:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa is outraged by his country's media for giving prominence to news on the fight against terrorism at the expense of national events. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean papers criticise US attacks on Afghanistan
    09 october 2001 17:16:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's two national dailies Tuesday took issue with the US missile attacks on Afghanistan in reprisal for last month's terrorist bombings in New York and Washington without, as the papers put it, first furnishing the world with evidence implicating the suspects. Full text...

  • Harassment of independent press in Cameroon worries RSF
    05 october 2001 17:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The international media defence body, Reporters sans Fronteres (RSF) has reiterated concerns over the harassment of journalists in Cameroon after police summoned the editor of a private newspaper to disclose a news source. Full text...

  • Mozambican journalist gets posthumous award
    27 september 2001 17:15:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has posthumously awarded its Press Freedom Prize to Carlos Cardoso, editor of the independent news sheet "Metical" and former director of the Mozambican News Agency, who was murdered in Maputo last November. Full text...

  • Chad, US sign two agreements on national mediation
    27 september 2001 14:08:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Chad and the US have signed two conventions for the financing of the national mediation body and the information Committee, grouping 30 NGOs, in the African country. Full text...

  • Fifty stations in Burkina Faso airwaves
    25 september 2001 23:00:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Six FM private radio stations were licensed Tuesday by the communication commission which regulates broadcasting in Burkina Faso. Full text...

  • Satire on African politics hits Burkinabe newsstands
    25 september 2001 16:37:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The first issue of a monthly satire, "Le Marabout," published in Ouagadougou, went on sale Tuesday in the Burkinabe capital. Full text...

  • 'L'Autre Afrique' weekly magazine resumes publication
    22 september 2001 16:30:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The international French weekly magazine 'L'Autre Afrique,' which reappeared on the news-stands in July after two years of absence, Thursday reappeared again in Paris. Full text...

  • Congolese rebels in Zimbabwe for talks
    22 september 2001 16:30:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- A five-member delegation of the Rwandan-backed rebel Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD) arrived in Zimbabwe at the weekend for talks with President Robert Mugabe on the peace process in DR Congo. Full text...

  • RSF disapproves suspension of independent papers
    20 september 2001 21:30:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The world press watch dog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Thursday protested against the suspension of eight independent newspapers in Eritrea. Full text...

  • RSF denounces suspension of private newspapers
    20 september 2001 20:56:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The international organisation for the defence of press freedom, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Thursday protested against the suspension of eight private newspapers in Eritrea. Full text...

  • Rights group co-opts Burundi media
    19 september 2001 23:41:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The Burundi Human Rights League has launched a scheme dubbed "Media for peace," to involve media workers in human rights crusade. Full text...

  • RSF decries arrest of journalist
    19 september 2001 23:30:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Reporters sans Frontières (RSF), an international body advocating press freedom, Wednesday protested against the arrest of a journalist of a private radio station in Liberia. Full text...

  • Guinean civil groups crave for private radio, free press
    19 september 2001 17:27:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- A consultative meeting of Guinean civil society and media organisations has resolved to strive for the creation of private radio and television stations as well as a free press. Full text...

  • Guinean media women strive against gender barrier
    19 september 2001 12:58:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Guinean females working in the mass media are determined to dismantle male dominance of the profession, an official with a female journalists' organisation said in Conakry Wednesday. Full text...

  • RSF decries aggression on Zimbabwean journalists
    18 september 2001 23:04:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The media watch group, Reporters without Frontiers (RSF) Tuesday denounced an attack on three Zimbabwean journalists working for "The Daily News," blamed on some members of the country's war veterans. Full text...

  • BBC launches FM broadcast in Yaounde
    17 september 2001 23:17:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) would on Tuesday officially launch a relay antenna enabling FM broadcasting in Yaounde, following an agreement signed in October 2000 with Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV). Full text...

  • Benin news stands get health bi-weekly
    17 september 2001 22:04:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A bi-weekly, "Le Conseiller," has appeared on news stands in Cotonou, focusing on health and family life. Full text...

  • Minister opens new Yatsani Radio station
    17 september 2001 21:48:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian government said Monday it embarked on a deliberate policy of liberalising the country's airwaves because it recognised the important role played by community radio stations in the development of the nation. Full text...

  • Reporting of US attacks edges news on local violence
    16 september 2001 11:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Sectarian and ethnic violence may be threatening Nigeria's fragile unity, but these days the country's 120 million people are more likely to read, hear or watch the news about the apparent terrorist attacks on the US than that of the tension enveloping the nation following days of street battles in central city of Jos, and the bandwagon effects of the fighting across the country. Full text...

  • Journalists Associations Launch Press Award
    14 september 2001 22:34:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Three west African media organisations Friday announced the launch of an award in memory of Lorenzo Natali, a former vice president of the European Commission who was in charge of development cooperation. Full text...

  • Kenyan newspapers pre-occupied with terrorist attacks on US
    13 september 2001 16:37:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan newspapers have been awash with reports, commentaries and analyses with back-up illustrations, on Tuesday's terrorist attacks on United States. Full text...

  • Ghanaian press condemns terrorist attacks on US
    13 september 2001 13:30:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian newspapers have condemned Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D. Full text...

  • Southern Africa gets media trainers Network
    10 september 2001 15:52:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A Southern African Media Trainers Network (SAMTRAN), has been launched "to help build free, fair, and vibrant media (and) a strong regional identity". Full text...

  • De Klerk offers to mediate in the Ivorian crisis
    06 september 2001 23:45:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Former South-African president Frederick de Klerk has offered to mediate in the political crisis simmering in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Government wants court to dismiss Catholic radio lawsuit
    04 september 2001 20:00:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberia's state attorneys have filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the government by the Catholic Church to restore its radio broadcast rights, press reports said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Involving the media in Guinea's anti-corruption crusade
    02 september 2001 17:41:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Newspaper chief executives in Guinea have suggested greater involvement of the media in the country's fight against corruption. Full text...

  • Nigeria contemplates training Sierra Leonean broadcasters
    28 august 2001 19:50:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- A seven-man Nigerian broadcasting delegation Tuesday arrived in Freetown to assess broadcasting and television services in Sierra Leone and recommend corrective measures. Full text...

  • Six SADC leaders to meet on Zimbabwe land crisis
    28 august 2001 15:21:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Six presidents belonging to the 14-member Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) will meet in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, next month to discuss the land crisis in that country. Full text...

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