Friday, February 11, 2011

South Africa resumes debate on secrecy bill

Parliamentary hearings on South Africa's Protection of Information Bill resumed last week with heated debate over provisions threatening to restrict press freedom and access to information. For journalists, much uncertainty remains over the final product and when it will be completed.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

World Press Freedom Day 2011 and the Windhoek Declaration: 20 Years later

2011 will mark 20 years after the Windhoek Declaration on press freedom. Barely a year after gaining political independence, the Republic of Namibia hosted one of the most important UNESCO conferences on media freedom not only in Africa, but around the world.