Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sudanese reporter jailed for rape story

Khartoum - A northern Sudanese court on Monday sentenced a second female journalist to one month in prison for writing an article about the alleged rape of an activist by security forces, her lawyer said.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Bingu’s govt cracks down on media covering protests

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns sweeping arrests and attacks on journalists, as well as censorship by the administration of Malawi President Bingu Wa Muthiraka against media outlets reporting on nationwide antigovernment protests that erupted on Wednesday.

Newspaper Prohibited From Writing About Chief Justice

The Government of Swaziland has prohibited the privately-owned "Times of Swaziland" newspaper from continuing to write about Chief Justice Michael Ramodibedi, who has caused an uproar by suspending Justice Thomas Masuku and levelling 12 charges against him that he will have to answer to before the end of July 2011.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Unesco Offering Scholarships for Access to Information Meeting in Cape Town

UNESCO is offering scholarships to attend the Windhoek +20 Pan-African Summit on Access to Information in Cape Town, South Africa, from 17 to 19 September 2011. A limited number of places are available so apply now - the closing date for scholarship applications is 3 August 2011.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Launch of the third Nelson Mandela Day

By Karin Labuschagne 

Minister Tokyo Sexwale says the world "needs to reconcile".

Be kind to your neighbour and provide comfort", stated Nelson Mandela Trustee, Minister Tokyo Sexwale at the  launch of the third Nelson Mandela Day in Houghton on Monday.  Sexwale stated that "the world needed to reconcile as enemies and adversaries" before the true influence of former South African President, Nelson Mandela could be realized. 

Govt failing Mandela's legacy on press freedom - Sanef

By: SABC News

The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) deputy chairperson of the media freedom committee, Raymond Louw, says the African National Congress-led government is failing former president Nelson Mandela's legacy on press freedom.

Freedom of Expression is Not Unlimited Right - Media Minister

Luanda — Angolan Mass Media minister, Carolina Cerqueira, Monday, in Luanda, said that freedom of expression, mainly when expressed through mass media, does not represent an absolute and unlimited right that can be put on the top of others rights and values.