African Media (UNESCO) -
  • UNESCO reports on challenges facing sub-Saharan Africa education
    10 april 2002 15:16:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The education challenges facing sub-Saharan African countries were the focus of a new UNESCO report which cited poverty, HIV/AIDS, civil conflicts and wars as being among the major hurdles facing governments in the region. Full text...

  • State of press freedom in Palestine worries UNESCO
    08 april 2002 20:54:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura Monday stressed grave concern over restrictions imposed (by Israeli forces) on journalists in the exercise of their profession in several Palestinian towns. Full text...

  • Opposition supports assault on Zimbabwean journalists
    07 april 2002 20:00:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Several journalists from the state radio and television in Zimbabwe were Sunday assaulted and injured at an opposition rally after being accused of bias in favour of the government. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe soldiers beat up journalist
    06 april 2002 19:16:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Soldiers in Zimbabwe severely assaulted a journalist from the state broadcasting corporation covering an anti-government demonstration, and arrested two others Saturday. Full text...

  • Zambian press association set to stop 'pocket-journalism'
    05 april 2002 20:40:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Press Association of Zambia has vowed to uproot Pocket-journalism charging that the practice, also known in Zambia as 'Cadre Journalism,' has dragged the profession into mud. Full text...

  • UNESCO focuses on reconciliation and development
    03 april 2002 15:37:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- UNESCO announced Wednesday that the themes of reconciliation and development are the main focus of its activities in 2002, the year it has dedicated to cultural heritage. Full text...

  • Ivorian sports broadcaster dies on the mike
    02 april 2002 21:44:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A popular sports broadcaster with the State Radio in Cote d'Ivoire died on Sunday in the middle of a programme he was hosting, sources affirm. Full text...

  • Liberian press union unveils legal defence fund
    02 april 2002 16:00:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- The Press Union of Liberia (PUL), has launched a legal defence Fund in the wake of frequent arrest and detention of journalists in the country, a Union official said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ivorian papers comment on Hayatou's bid for FIFA presidency
    18 march 2002 18:01:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian press Monday weighed the chances of African Football Confederation (CAF) President, Issa Hayatou, in the race for the presidency of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA). Full text...

  • UNESCO to present Cities for Peace Prizes in Marrakesh
    15 march 2002 20:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Lubumbashi city in the Democratic Republic of Congo is among 10 cities chosen by UNESCO from 76 entries to receive the Cities for Peace prizes for 2000-2001. Full text...

  • UNESCO to host symposium on slave trade in France
    14 march 2002 15:43:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Representatives of scientists and civil society will attend a symposium on the slave trade in June at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Full text...

  • Moroccan legislators pass new press code
    13 march 2002 23:29:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's chamber of deputies has passed a new but controversial press code which is to submitted to the Senate for a second reading. Full text...

  • RSF asks DRC rebels to release detained journalists
    13 march 2002 22:48:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The press freedom watchdog, Reporters Sans Frontières, has appealed to rebel leaders in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to set free two journalists being detained by their movements. Full text...

  • Malawi Television resumes broadcast
    13 march 2002 08:34:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi Television, which was gutted by fire Saturday, resumed operation Tuesday, ahead of the 10-day deadline set by President Bakili Muluzi, who visited the station Monday. Full text...

  • Norway supports girl-child education in Africa
    12 march 2002 18:28:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Norwegian government was actively engaged in supporting programmes for girl-child education in Africa through on-going programmes it funded for UNICEF to implement. Full text...

  • Kagame sues African journalist for defamation
    11 march 2002 20:36:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame has sued a Paris-based African journalist-author, Charles Onana, in a French High Court for defamation following the publication of a book critical of him. Full text...

  • Muluzi directs govt to fund TV Malawi's repairs amidst famine
    11 march 2002 14:02:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi president Bakili Muluzi has ordered the finance ministry to release 10 million kwacha (137,000 US dollars) by Tuesday to allow Malawi's only television station to return to the air. Full text...

  • Malawi Television boss promises early resumption of broadcast
    11 march 2002 08:51:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawi Television's Director-General Benson Tembo, has promised that the station gutted by fire Saturday would resume operation as soon as possible. Full text...

  • Fire knocks Malawi Television off air
    09 march 2002 18:27:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- A huge fire Saturday destroyed the main studios of Malawi's sole Television in Blantyre, knocking the station off air. Full text...

  • Egyptian authorities arrest Al-Jazeera journalists
    06 march 2002 19:12:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Reporters Without Borders (RSF) Wednesday petitioned the Egyptian government against the arrest of two journalists from the Qatari TV channel, Al-Jazeera. Full text...

  • France hails Morocco for mediating in Mano River Union crisis
    04 march 2002 22:29:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France Monday hailed the efforts undertaken by Morocco's King Mohammed IV to mediate in the crisis facing the states of the Mano River Union. Full text...

  • Mauritius offers mediation in India-Pakistan dispute
    01 march 2002 23:54:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius has offered to mediate between India and Pakistan who are currently in open conflict over the issue of Jammu and Kashmir states. Full text...

  • News blackouts give residents of an Ivorian city nightmares
    01 march 2002 19:57:00
    San Pedro- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- For the residents of San Pedro, Côte d'Ivoire's second largest city, it is not one of those days when blackouts deprive them of information and entertainment. Full text...

  • ICRC official wants more protection for journalists
    01 march 2002 08:26:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- An official of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has lamented that journalists operating in conflict areas do not enjoy sufficient protection. Full text...

  • RSF worried about press freedom in Madagascar
    28 february 2002 07:59:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- France-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF), has expressed concern over President Didier Ratsiraka's declaration of a state of emergency and its consequences on press freedom in Madagascar. Full text...

  • New daily arrives on Ivorian news-stands
    26 february 2002 22:48:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A new and privately owned daily has hit newsstands in Abidjan and other towns around Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Liberian president in Morocco for Mano River talks
    26 february 2002 21:10:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberian President Charles Taylor left Monrovia Tuesday for Morocco to attend a reconciliation meeting with other leaders of the Mano River Union (MRU). Full text...

  • Kadhafi Foundation backs up education in Africa
    26 february 2002 20:01:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Some 22 African countries will receive a grant of 250,000 US dollars from the Kadhafi International Charity Foundation in support of education, UNESCO sources said in Paris Tuesday. Full text...

  • Journalists fear threats on liberties in Madagascar
    25 february 2002 20:53:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Freedom of expression in Madagascar is in jeopardy following the declaration of the state of emergency, according to the Madagascar Association of Journalists (OJM). Full text...

  • Congolese demand fairness from public media
    24 february 2002 10:38:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Residents of Brazzaville have criticised state-run media in Congo for biases in covering the current electoral campaigns in spite of huge government subsidies given them to cover the electoral process culminating in a presidential poll 10 March. Full text...

  • CPJ concerned about Press repression in Liberia
    22 february 2002 12:04:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), has written to Liberian President Charles Taylor complaining about harassment of journalists in the country. Full text...

  • Kabbah to attend Mano River Union meeting in Rabat
    22 february 2002 07:54:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah will participate in a mediation meeting among Mano River Union leaders scheduled to convene next Wednesday in Rabat, a government spokesman confirmed Friday in Freetown. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe allows South African media to cover polls
    21 february 2002 10:55:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Zimbabwe on Wednesday night allowed a number of South African publications to cover the 9-10 presidential elections, just two days after denying them permission. Full text...

  • Nigeria, others among countries with endangered languages
    20 february 2002 22:21:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UNESCO has warned that about half of some 6,000 languages spoken in the world are under threat, among them local languages in Nigeria and some East African countries. Full text...

  • CPJ deplores sentence on Moroccan journalists
    20 february 2002 12:16:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has deplored suspended prison sentences and fines imposed last week on two Moroccan journalists convicted of defaming Foreign Minister Muhammed Ben Aissa. Full text...

  • The Financial Times starts production in South Africa
    19 february 2002 21:27:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The Financial Times on Monday started production at its first print site in South Africa, which has been set up by global digital printing giant Océ to give the world-renowned newspaper a major sales boost initiative. Full text...

  • UNESCO says 3,000 languages in danger
    19 february 2002 17:29:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- About half of the 6,000 or so languages spoken in the world are under threat of disappearing, UNESCO has cautioned. Full text...

  • Kenyan journalists threaten strike
    18 february 2002 14:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Officials of Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) warned Monday that they would call a nationwide strike to protest against the contravention of labour laws in some of the local media houses. Full text...

  • Ivorian media group deep in debt
    17 february 2002 14:15:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The state-owned Ivorian media group Fraternité Matin is currently 7,000 million francs CFA (510 million US dollars) in the red, including a 1,000-million FCFA bank liability incurred for the payment of the staff salaries. Full text...

  • Controversial Zimbabwean Journalist Flees to South Africa
    15 february 2002 22:07:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Disgraced Zimbabwean journalist Basildon Peta, exposed this week of faking detention by police, Friday resigned from a local weekly he worked for and fled to South Africa, claiming his life was in danger. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe journalist flees to South Africa
    15 february 2002 08:17:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Zimbabwe journalist Basildon Peta, under fire for reporting on his arrest in Harare last week, fled to South Africa Thursday night saying he feared for his life. Full text...

  • Malagasy citizens hail OAU mediation
    14 february 2002 21:42:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- OAU secretary general Amara Essy left Madagascar Thursday after four days of tough mediation aimed at solving an electoral dispute between opposition presidential candidate Marc Ravalomanana and the incumbent Didier Ratsiraka. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Journalist Exposed Over Fake Detention Story
    13 february 2002 22:14:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean journalist Basilton Peta sparked a national outcry Wednesday after it was discovered he had faked a story about his detention by police to a British newspaper last week. Full text...

  • FIDH protests ban on private radio in Chad
    13 february 2002 10:52:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH) has criticised the Chadian authorities for banning the country's private Radio "FM Liberte. Full text...

  • Madagascar political opponents remain adamant
    12 february 2002 21:06:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General Amara Essy Tuesday concluded a four-day mediation visit to Madagascar without resolving the stand-off between the island's two leading presidential candidates. Full text...

  • New Zulu newspaper to be launched in South Africa
    12 february 2002 19:47:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Independent Newspapers group chairman Tony O'Reilly on Monday announced that his group will launch a new daily Zulu tabloid in KwaZulu-Natal in April. Full text...

  • S/African journalists condemn attack on Zimbabwe newspaper
    12 february 2002 11:12:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Journalists' Association (SAJA) has condemned Monday's petrol bombing of the offices of Zimbabwe's independent newspaper, the Daily News. Full text...

  • Francophonie mediators return from Madagascar
    11 february 2002 20:43:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) mediators Monday briefed the body's secretary general, Boutros Boutros Ghali, on their mission, whose objective was to find an end to Madagascar's political stalemate since the 16 December 2001 presidential election results were proclaimed. Full text...

  • Kenyan President urges Egypt to join search for peace in Sudan
    11 february 2002 10:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi, who has been spearheading mediation efforts on the civil war in Sudan, has conceded that the initiative was deadlocked, but suggested the entrance of more parties to help end the dispute. Full text...

  • Liberian diplomat protests name-calling in Cameroonian press
    09 february 2002 20:04:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- Liberia's Ambassador to Cameroon, Carlton Karpeh, has petitioned the host country over allegations by some local newspaper against him, informed sources said. Full text...

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