Journalists, activists face mounting harassment in Burundi

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: As tensions mount in the central African nation of Burundi ahead of presidential elections, journalists and activists say they are paying an increasingly heavy price as standard bearers for free speech, reports BD Live. Civil rights in the small Great Lakes nation, they say,...

27 Mar 2015

Govt to revise media laws

Media laws will be revised to better regulate journalists. Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communications, Bitange Ndemo says this will ensure accreditation of journalists. He says there is also need for stringent rules for use of social media to curb hate speech. Source:...

15 Mar 2013

Local media hailed for excellent election coverage

IEBC (The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission) has hailed the local media, security officials and other stakeholders for the role they played in ensuring a successful election. IEBC chairman, Isaak Hassan says he was specifically happy with the way journalists handled the election...

11 Mar 2013

Media Council brief on elections

The Media Council of Kenya today, 21 February 2013, addressed media at a press conference on key issues regarding coverage of the ongoing electoral campaigns and expectations during the general elections. Haron Mwangi was expected to describe the critical role media will play in informing the public...

21 Feb 2013

Still time to enter Loeries
Still time to enter Loeries

click to enlargeThe deadline of 31 May 2010 for Loeries 2010 entries, other than 2010 FIFA World Cup entries, has been extended to 14 June 2010 but does carry a 5% late fee. This means that all work flighted between 1 June 2009 and 14 June 2010 is eligible for entry. World cup- related entries have...

21 May 2010

Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants
Loeries: 5% discount for early bird entrants

The early bird deadline for entries into The 2010 Loerie Awards is 16 April 2010. Entries before this date will receive a 5% discount. The Loeries is open to work conceived and produced anywhere in Africa and the Middle East, including island states off the African coast like the Seychelles or...

8 Apr 2010

Women photojournalists called to enter international competition

Since 2000, the Association des Femmes Journalistes and Canon France, in partnership with the international Visa pour l'Image festival, and with the support of Figaro magazine, have awarded an annual prize for women photojournalists. Women photojournalists worldwide are welcome to enter the...

12 Mar 2010

Ethiopia orders press shake-up

The Ethiopian Broadcasting Agency has ordered all newspapers and magazines to re-register within three months. The regulatory body has also banned proprietors from holding editorial positions in their media establishments. The deputy director of the agency, Desta Tesfaw said the new guidelines would...

6 Mar 2009

Journalists in exile

Over the past six years, the Committee to Protect Journalists has documented 243 cases of journalists who have been forced to flee their home country to avoid harassment and imprisonment. On average, three journalists a month make this escape, with less than 15% of them ever seeing home again....

20 Jun 2007

Journalists attacked in Somalia

On 29 March 2007, five journalists were ambushed by armed men while on their way to cover a story in the region of Hiran, according to reports from the National Union of Somali Journalists. Mohammed Sheik Nur (stringer for Associated Press), Mohammed Ibrahim Isak (stringer for New York Times),...

3 Apr 2007

Joe Louw laid to rest

Joe Louw, former SABC producer and veteran journalist, was buried in Johannesburg this weekend after succumbing to colonic cancer last Friday. He was famous for photographing the assassination of Martin Luther King junior in 1968. Louw, who worked for many of South Africa's media houses, was...

11 Jul 2004

Kenyan wins Natali Prize

Investigative journalist Ken Opala of Kenya has been awarded the gold medal in the 2003 Natali Prize, one of the world's leading journalistic awards. Opala, who has received acclaim for his reporting on death row convicts, was also the winner of the regional prize for Africa.

31 Oct 2003

Carte Blanche's Susan Puren Wins CNN African Journalist of the Year

Carte Blanche's Susan Puren has won the CNN African Journalist of the Year Award for her documentary on a Ugandan child girl-soldier known as "China". 500 journalists from 26 African nations took part in the competition. Three other South African journalists to win prizes were Sara Blecher of the...

16 May 2002

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