World Press Freedom Day

By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 25th, 2014
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By Eleanor Ross, Huffington Post Some disappeared, others were given lengthy prison sentences. One thing all thirty men arrested in 2012 in Ethiopia had in common was that they had criticised the state and the policies of the former Premier, Meles Zenawi. And yet last week Japan’s Prime Ministe...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 7th, 2013
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Source: Human Rights Watch Free Jailed Journalists, Allow Media Freedom (Nairobi) – The Ethiopian government should mark World Press Freedom Day, on May 3, 2013, by immediately releasing all journalists jailed under the country’s deeply flawed anti-terrorism law. On May 2, 2013, the Supreme Court uph...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 3rd, 2013
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BY Justine John DYIKUK Today (3, May 2013), World Press Freedom Day celebrates its 20th anniversary. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference. Since then, 3 May, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek...
By IndepthAfrica
In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Apr 22nd, 2013
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by Alemayehu G. Mariam “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”, said Edmund Burke. But what happens when evil triumphs over a good young woman journalist named Reeyot Alemu in Ethiopia? Do good men and women turn a blind eye, plug their ears, turn their backs an...
By IndepthAfrica
In African Union (AU)
May 3rd, 2012
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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 3, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) will be celebrated tomorrow, Thursday 3rd May 2012 under the theme: “New Voices: Media Freedom Helping to Transform Societies”. The event at the AU Headquarters is organised by the United Natio...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 2nd, 2012
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“If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” -George Washington The late Mr. Bingu WA Mutharika Courtesy: Wikipedia (UGANDA) – It seems the sudden demise of Mr. Bingu WA Mutharika, president of Malawi who died recently, brought a spe...
By benim
In East Africa
May 5th, 2011
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Officials in Ethiopia hijacked a local UNESCO-sponsored World Press Freedom Day event, installing government-backed journalists as speakers and nixing independent journalists slated to speak. There was no discussion, as originally planned, of this year’s global theme on new media and the Intern...
By benim
In DR Congo
May 4th, 2011
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Kinshasa – Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo jailed 12 journalists between January and April, a rights group said on Tuesday, reporting 35 attacks on media freedom in the country in this period. “Since the beginning of this year, Journalists in Danger (JED) has counted at le...