Mugabe’s willingness to open up Zimbabwe’s airwaves doubtful

January 18, 2017/ By ZimNews Addressing the media practitioners during a reception held by his ministry for the industry, Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Dr Christopher Mushowe said the government was committed to ensure media pluralism. He said the government was concerned to offering its citizen diverse choices in terms of broadcasting services.…

MISA Zimbabwe takes media research findings to rural communities

November 21, 2016/ By Bulawayo MISA – Zimbabwe on November 18, 2016, simultaneously launched its African Media Barometer (Zimbabwe 2015) and 2016 Transparency Assessment research reports at Dema shopping centre in Seke during a ceremony attended by 82 people. Seke is a parliamentary constituency within the Seke District of the Mashonaland East Province of Zimbabwe.…

GJA approves new code of ethics for practitioners

November 14, 2016/ By Theresah Esson The Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) has approved a new code of ethics for the association. The new code, which contains 24 guidelines and is to replace the 1994 guidelines of the GJA, is to ensure the highest journalistic standards in the country. It also takes cognizance of all ethical…

Media Stakeholders Deliberate On New GJA Code Of Ethics

November 11, 2016/ By News Ghana The forum brought together GJA members and executives, media owners, representatives of groupings and the academia and experts in the media sectors to review the draft GJA code of ethics. A seven- member committee was constituted to review the code with sponsorship from the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Mr Roland…

EU and AU statement on freedom of expression

4, November 2016/ By Bizcommunity The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists was marked on 2 November 2016 by media organisations around the globe. In a joint statement by the European Union and African Union, the following was said: “Media accountability lies first and foremost with the general public. Freedom of opinion…

Burundi: Reporters Without Borders reiterate call for probe into journalist’s forced disappearance

September 15, 2016 / By Elsa Buchanan  Advocacy group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has reiterated its call on Burundian authorities to launch an independent investigation into the alleged forced disappearance of Burundian journalist Jean Bigirimana. Burundi’s media was among the first casualties of violence that has rocked the country since end of April. In May…

Manage religious pluralism to promote peace – Rev Asante

June 25, 2016/ By Graphic Online He said, irrespective of the beneficial role religion played in the management of conflicts, particularly, violent conflicts in a nation to enhance peace and security, it could also become a source of violent conflicts and national insecurity if religious pluralism was not managed effectively. He noted that religion could…

Media freedom has come a long way in Africa, but it’s still precarious

May 6, 2016/ Previosly publisued by LSE Media project Tawana Kupe, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Associate Professor in Media Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, examines the increase of media freedom in Africa and highlights some obstacles still to be overcome. Reporters Without Borders’ latest World Press Freedom Index shows two interesting things. Namibia, ranked…

Tanzania: Media Stakeholders’ Opinions On Press Freedom

May 6, 2016 / By Pius Rugonzibwa, in All AfricaBy Pius Rugonzibwa Mwanza — Media professionals and stakeholders this week convened in Mwanza to commemorate World Press Freedom Day (WPRD) graced by the Chief Justice Mohamed Chande Othman as the Guest of Honour. The media event attracted a number of dignitaries including the Minister for Information,…

South Sudan Commemorates World Press Freedom Day

May 4, 2016 / By Jok P Mayom, Gurtong South Sudan on Tuesday joined the rest of the world in marking the World Press Freedom Day under the theme “Access to information and fundamental freedoms” with calls to protect journalists. The celebration held at Nyakuron Cultural Centre and attended by media houses in Juba was organized…