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Ethiopia:Eskinder Nega Refuses to Sign False Confession for Prison Release

[CPJ] New York -The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Ethiopian government's attempts today to compel Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega to sign a false confession before releasing him under a presidential pardon. Eskinder, who has spent almost seven years in jail for his work, was one of 746 prisoners due to be pardoned by President Mulatu Teshome on February 8, according to media reports. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Journalists Blocked From Covering Boda Boda Gang Court Case

[Monitor] Reporters from different Ugandan media houses have been denied access to cover court proceedings in which Bodaboda 2010 patron, Abdallah Kitatta and 12 others are battling with five counts, one of which is failure to protect war materials. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Govt Finally Switches Citizen and Inooro TV Back On

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Royal Media Services' Citizen and Inooro television stations are back on air, more than a week after they were switched off by the government. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Ethiopia: Freedom for Journalist Eskinder Nega Must Lead to Freedom for All Prisoners of Conscience

[AI London] Commenting on breaking news from Ethiopia that journalist and Amnesty International prisoner of conscience Eskinder Nega will be among 746 prisoners released as part of a government pardon, Sarah Jackson, Amnesty International's Deputy Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, said: "It is wonderful news that this brave journalist will soon walk to freedom after seven years spent in jail simply for doing his job. He should not have spent a single day behind bars. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Cape Town Television Crew Robbed, Assaulted By 4 Armed Men

[News24Wire] Crew members of the Cape Town Television (CTV) community channel were robbed and physically assaulted by four armed men at their studio in Observatory Industrial Park on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Kenyatta's Grand Plan to Silence Free Press

[African Arguments] Since coming to power, Kenyatta has tried to control the media through co-optation or force. The shut down of TV stations is his latest move. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Senate Committee Invites ICT CS Mucheru to Explain TV Shutdown

[Nation] A Senate committee has asked Information Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru to explain the refusal by the State to reinstate two Royal Media Services television stations on air despite a court order. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Citizen TV and Inooro TV Are Back On Air After 10 Day State Shutdown

[Nairobi News] Citizen TV and Inooro tv are back on air after they were shut down by the government on Tuesday last week. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Times Newspaper Issues Front Page Apology

[Nyasa Times] Malawi's flagship newspaper, the Daily Times, has printed an apology over the photo caption story, which depicted the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youth who are painting their faces and bodies in party colours and main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) youth in decent berets in revolutionary red. (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa:Govt's Broadcasting Licence Call Questionable

[MISA] MISA Zimbabwe is greatly concerned with government's sincerity to boost local content production following the call by the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) on 21 January 2018 seeking to licence broadcasting services providers who do not require the allocation of broadcasting frequencies. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Journalists Network Condemns Arrests, Detentions

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudanese Journalists Network has issued a harsh statement condemning the ongoing arrest and detention of reporters, and the targeting of the press. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Tanzania Media Foundation Boss Resigns

[Daily News] Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF) founding Executive Director Ernest Sungura has resigned. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:How Kenyatta Has Gone About Stifling the Free Press

[The Conversation Africa] In a move that has exposed Kenya's fragile democracy, the government recently shut down the country's three biggest TV stations. (AllAfrica)

Egypt:Public Must Be Able to Access All News Sites

[CPJ] New York -The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Egyptian authorities to ensure that the public has easy access to a full range of news and information sources in the lead-up to presidential elections scheduled for next month. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:How Closure of TV Stations Has Narrowed Democratic Space

[The Conversation Africa] Nairobi -The closure of three leading television stations on January 30 2018 by the Communications Authority of Kenya sparked a huge outcry. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Government Crackdown Threatens Rights

[HRW] Human rights groups have been concerned since President Uhuru Kenyatta took power in 2013 at the authoritarian direction Kenya's government has been taking. But the situation has taken an alarming turn in the past week. Three highly repressive measures by the authorities since January 30 should worry us all, including the international community, which has been treating Kenyatta's administration with kid gloves. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Xinhua Seeks Collaboration With Liberian Media

[Observer] Wang Jida, the General Manager of the Africa Regional Bureau, and Baoping Zhang, Abuja Bureau Chief of Xinhua News Agency (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Two News Reporters to Battle For MP Seat

[New Zimbabwe] Two ZBC senior reporters have declared their interest in representing Zanu PF in rural Mt Darwin South constituency in Mashonaland Central province in this year's general election expected in few months. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:CCTV Shows Man Wanted Over Wanjigi Death Notice

[Nation] A photo has emerged of the man who booked a newspaper funeral notice in which a photograph of businessman Jimi Wanjigi was used. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Xinhua News Agency Team Visits the Guardian

[Guardian] A delegation of China's Xinhua News Agency yesterday paid a courtesy visit to the Abuja office of The Guardian newspaper. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:NMG Apologises to Wanjigi Over 'Death' Announcement

[Capital FM] Nairobi -A 'death and funeral' announcement bearing a photo of tycoon Jimi Wanjigi published in the Nation Newspaper obituary pages has caused uproar on social media, prompting an apology from the media house. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan:Youths Attack Journalists

[East African] A foreign journalist was Tuesday roughed up by an angry mob as she covered a demonstration against the American arms embargo in Juba. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan:Youths Attack U.S. Journalist

[East African] A US journalist was Tuesday critically injured by an angry mob as she covered a demonstration against the American arms embargo in Juba. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan:As Peace Talks Resume, Govt Continues Assault On Press Freedom

[IPS] New York -A ceasefire agreement signed on December 21 between the South Sudanese government and opposition forces has revived a 2015 peace process and brought hope that the conflict will not persist into its fifth year. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Axing ANN7 in South Africa May Send Wrong Signal for Media Freedom

[The Conversation Africa] Cape Town -At first glance the announcement by video entertainment and pay-television company Multichoice that it will be dropping controversial news channel ANN7 from its offering may be seen as another new "green shoot" in the "Cyril spring" following Cyril Ramaphosa's election to head the governing African National Congress. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan:Two Journalists Beaten in Protest

[VOA] Pro-government protesters beat at least two journalists Tuesday in South Sudan's capital. One of the journalists, a female Westerner, was repeatedly struck in the face. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan:Youths Attack U.S. Journalist

[Nation] A US journalist was Tuesday critically injured by an angry mob as she covered a demonstration against the American arms embargo in Juba. (AllAfrica)

Ghana:Online Harassment, A Challenging Reality for Child Internet Users

[MFWA] February 6, each year, is observed globally as Safer Internet Day. The day is used to highlight the positive uses of the Internet and explore the role of stakeholders in ensuring a better and safer online environment. This year's celebration which is under the theme, "Create, connect and share respect: A better Internet starts with you," highlights the need to ensure a safe Internet for children and young people across the world. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Communications Committee Will Look Into Muthambi, Multichoice

[News24Wire] MultiChoice's internal investigation that cleared the company of wrongdoing in its dealings with the Gupta-aligned ANN7 won't be the end of scrutiny on the matter. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Why Kenyans Should Stand With the Media Amid TV Shutdown

[Capital FM] The media shutdown has elicited passionate debates on the state of the media freedom in Kenya. True to form, comments on social media reveal deep-rooted political and ethnic misinformed perspectives on the matter. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Alert to News Outlets - Free & Innovative Video Conferencing for Meetings & Interviews

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -AllAfrica has been beta testing a free video conferencing service that greatly enhances our work, and we want to share this with media colleagues across Africa -- and to try it out for a new initiative that many of you have asked us for -- collaborative content production that will provide original African reporting to news organizations around Africa. (AllAfrica)

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