Not yet uhuru for journalists and media in Africa

Media freedom is still a dream in several African countries as authorities continue to detain journalists and order the shutting down of newspapers, among other repressive measures. The Commission to Protect Journalists (CPJ) continues to document shocking incidents...

University of Pretoria launches Media Think Tank

The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) has established the Media Leadership Think Tank, which it said was aimed at dealing with pressing issues facing the media and audio-visual industries on their impact to democracy. Veteran...

Concern over threats to media freedom in Southern Africa

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has written a letter to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to express concerns on “attacks on the media which have included, arbitrary arrests and detention, physical assaults, crippling fines, closure of...

Journalists urged to prioritise ethical journalism

The Liberian media has been urged to prioritise ethical journalism which, according to the leader of the People’s Liberation Party (PLP), Dr Daniel E. Cassell, begins with truth-telling. Dr Cassell also told members of the Liberian media that despite the risks...