October 22

October 21

  • Rwanda: Debating the BBC's 'Rwanda's Untold Story' [analysis]

    African Arguments

    On 12 October, 38 signatories sent a letter to the BBC's Director-General to protest against the contents of the documentary 'Rwanda's Untold Story' first broadcast by BBC 2 on... Read more »

  • South Africa: Black Actors and Filmmakers Face Enormous Obstacles [analysis]


    The imminent screening of the new look Generations TV series, which has been off the air since its producer fired the cast last month, should sound an ominous knell for every Black... Read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa: Newspaper Publisher Held for Past Two Months Over Article [press release]


    Reporters Without Borders is appalled that newspaper publisher Mike Mukebayi has been held without any justification for the past two months because of a libel suit. The length of... Read more »

  • Sierra Leone: Journalist Fined for Entering Ebola Quarantine Zone [press release]


    On October 9, 2014, a court in Kenema City in eastern Sierra Leone fined Ibrahim J. Ganda, a journalist with Radio Vaahun, a privately-owned Liberian radio station, for illegally... Read more »

  • Algeria: President Bouteflika Calls On Press Professionals to Join Process of Legal Arsenal Completion

    Algerie Presse Service

    President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika called on Tuesday the professionals of the press in Algeria to join the process of the completion of the legal arsenal governing the... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Nigerian Media Mogul John Momoh Joins the Board of the Constituency for Africa [press release]


    Nigerian media mogul John Olatchy Momoh (OON), Chairman and CEO of the multi-award winning Channels Television in Nigeria, has joined the Board of Directors of the Constituency for... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Court Nullifies Jimoh Ibrahim's Ownership of Newswatch


    LAGOS--A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, nullified businessman, Mr Jimoh Ibrahim ownership of Newswatch Communications Limited, publishers of Newswatch publications... Read more »

  • Algeria: Algeria Celebrates Wednesday National Press Day

    Algerie Presse Service

    Algeria will celebrate, Wednesday, the National Press Day, decreed last year by President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and which will be marked, this year, by the delivery... Read more »

  • Somalia: Two Journalist Released on Bail


    The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) welcomes the release on bail of two journalists of Shabelle Media Network and calls on authorities to free the 2 other journalists... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Court Nullifies Jimoh Ibrahim's Take-Over of Newswatch

    Daily Trust

    A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday nullified the Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) which transferred the ownership of Newswatch Communications Limited to Global Media Mirror... Read more »

  • Rwanda: Media Commission Slams BBC Over 'Untold Story'

    New Times

    Rwanda Media Commission (RMC) the media self-regulatory body yesterday added its voice of growing condemnation of a recently released BBC documentary, Rwanda's Untold Story, saying... Read more »

  • Rwanda: Former Premier Threatens to Sue Local Newspaper Over Defamation

    New Times

    Former Prime Minister Pierre Damien Habumuremyi has said he intends to sue a local Kinyarwanda newspaper, Rushyashya, for allegedly defaming him in a series of articles published... Read more »

  • Somalia: Journalist Attacked Outside Home [press release]


    Unknown gunmen shot the Mogadishu Bureau Chief for the independent, U.K.-based Somali Channel Television on October 12, 2014, outside his home in the Howlwadaag neighborhood in the... Read more »

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