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Tanzania: Mwanaspoti Launches New Promotion

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The best-selling sports and entertainment newspaper in Tanzania, Mwanaspoti, which is published by Mwananchi Communications Limited (MCL) on Friday launched a promotion titled Win Ticket with 'Zali la Mwanaspoti'. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Journalists Launch Investigative Website

[Zimbabwe Independent] A network of local journalists has launched a new independent investigative journalism website, ZimFerrets, with the support of Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Zimbabwe and Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (Osisa). (AllAfrica)

Angola: Media Minister Wants Greater Role of Angop

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Media minister, João Melo, said on Thursday that he intends to work to give greater prominence and visibility to the country's only News Agency (ANGOP) within the information system. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe 'Used Underwear' Journalist Released On Bail

[New Zimbabwe] Mutare -A freelance journalist arrested Monday over a story claiming that First Lady Grace Mugabe donated used underwear has been freed on $200 bail by Mutare magistrate Sekai Chiwundura. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: PUL Members Resist Resignation Call

[NEWS] Some members of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) say they are not part of call for the resignation of the Union's Vice President Octavin Williams. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Violence in NW & SW Regions - Govt Decries Biased Media Reporting

[Cameroon Tribune] Below is a press release from the Minister of Communication. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Curbing Excesses in Media Reporting

[Cameroon Tribune] The incessant creation of media organs necessitate more stringent regulations (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Stage-Managing Information

[Cameroon Tribune] Recent events in the country with the ramifications taken by the crisis in the North West and South West regions have exposed threats of another nature namely, the type of misinformation being dished out to the public about Cameroon. Most people generally understand the circulation of false information on the social media since the medium can be accessed by just anybody irrespective of their knowledge in communication. The results have been that those going online to look for news could do the filtering th (AllAfrica)

South Africa: SABC Bowing to Pressure From the ANC About Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

[DA] The DA is gravely concerned about an announcement by the Acting CEO of the SABC, Nomsa Philiso, suggesting that the SABC has bowed to political pressure from the ANC. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: 'Disability Issues Need Fair Coverage'

[The Herald] THE media must cover disability issues and also raise awareness in order to promote inclusion and equality particularly for people living with disabilities, Leonard Cheshire Disability Rights Advocacy project officer Ms Juliet Muzondo has said. Speaking at a media workshop in Harare yesterday, Ms Muzondo said the organisation's thrust was to promote media that is friendly to people with disabilities. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Two Local Journalists Assaulted in Nimba

[Observer] Karnay Zeanbo, left, sustained injury on head, while his colleague sustained injury from particles of bottle on hand and body (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Nyaminyami FM Hosts Lake Side Bash

[The Herald] Kariba's new radio station, Nyami Nyami FM, made history in the resort town last Saturday as it hosted a massive lake side bash, which attracted thousands of people. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Ruling Party Threatens Private Media

[The Herald] Zanu-PF has warned the private media to desist from attacking the party and its leadership, saying those misinforming the public by writing falsehoods will be punished. ZANU-PF secretary for Information and Publicity Cde Simon Khaya-Moyo said such conduct would not be tolerated. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: A Personal Plea Against Losing a High-Quality South African Journalist

[Daily Maverick] At this sordid time of downfall and deterioration, South Africa faces the shameful and needless loss of a brave, intrepid journalist. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: SABC Board Qualification Verification Process Underway

[] Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has noted a misleading report by News24 regarding the appointment of the SABC Board. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Stadium Management Sues Power FM Host for R1.5 Million

[News24Wire] Stadium Management South Africa has sued Power FM host Thabiso Mosia following his interview with CEO Jacques Grobbelaar. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: When Anti-Terrorism Laws Are Used to Sacrifice Free Speech

[RFI] Anti-terrorism laws are sometimes used to muzzle the media. Journalists Denis Nkwebo in Cameroon and Mohanad El Sangary in Egypt detail the challenges they and their colleagues face in trying to navigate deliberately opaque laws and not land in prison. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho: Journalists' Safety in Lesotho 'Under Threat' - Editors' Forum

[News24Wire] The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has expressed concern over the "condition and situation" of journalists in Lesotho. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Media Group Reminds Politicians, Electorate

[New Republic] Less than a week to the conduct of the October 2017 representatives and presidential elections, many local and international non-governmental organizations have expressed concern over the wellbeing of citizens and the sustenance of the peace the nation has enjoyed over a decade. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: SABC Board Impasse to Be Resolved in Two Days, Zuma Urged to Act

[News24Wire] The impasse on the appointment of the SABC board should be resolved in two days, Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo told Parliament on Tuesday morning. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Media Freedom Placed Ahead of Politicians' Right to Gag in Court Ruling

[Daily Maverick] The Supreme Court of Appeal on Friday handed down a significant judgment in support of media freedom when it dismissed an appeal by former presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj in a case against amaBhungane journalists and the Mail & Guardian dating back to 2011. The appeal court ruled that the media was not just permitted to publish details of a corruption investigation into Maharaj, but was in fact obligated to do so in the public interest. By REBECCA DAVIS. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Communication Commission Asked to Lift Ban on Live Broadcasts

[Monitor] Kampala -The National Association of Broadcasters has petitioned Uganda Communication Commission executive director, Mr Godfrey Mutabazi, asking him to lift the ban imposed on live broadcasts last week. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Egypt Pledges Continued Support to Malawi in Capacity Building

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Egyptian Ambassador to Malawi, Maher El-Adawy, has pledged his country's continued support towards Malawians working in various fields, including the media industry through capacity building. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Arrests Newsday Journalist Over Story On First Lady's Underwear Donation

[CPJ] New York -The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Zimbabwean authorities to immediately release NewsDay journalist Kenneth Nyangani and drop all charges against him. Nyangani was arrested yesterday and charged with criminal nuisance for reporting that First Lady Grace Mugabe had donated used underwear to supporters of the country's ruling ZANU-PF party, his lawyer, Passmore Nyakureba, told CPJ. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: Radio Okapi Reopens Its Broadcasting Station in Kananga

[Monusco] Kananga -Radio Okapi has resumed broadcasting locally in the Kasaï-Central province from Monday through Friday; the populations of the Kasaï-Central province can now listen to local news and programs in Tshiluba and French on the 93.0 Modular Frequency. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Good Morning Mr President !!! - Media, Government Partnership

[The Point] Mr. President, we want to thank you and your government for closely working with the press in a friendly atmosphere since you assumed office in January. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Media Agency Says Irregular Expenditure Due to Treasury's New Rules

[News24Wire] The Media Development and Diversity Agency (MDDA) says its irregular expenditure in the 2016/17 year is due to changes in Treasury's prescribed procurement processes. (AllAfrica)

West Africa: West Africa's Fear of Facebook, Parliamentary Brawls, the Right to Information and SDGs - September in Africa

[IFEX] September saw protests and internet disruptions in Togo and Cameroon, an initiative to increase gender diversity in Nigeria's tech and media community, and an access to information report that could help countries work towards UNESCO's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (AllAfrica)

Sudan: ♦ This Week's News in Brief ♦

[Radio Dabanga] Dabanga Sudan -A compact weekly digest of Dabanga Sudan's highlights of the news from Darfur and Sudan (AllAfrica)

Angola: Huambo - Angop Journalist Gets Award

[ANGOP] Huambo -The journalist of the Angola Press Agency (Angop) in the central Huambo province, Valentino Kulivela Yequenha, was distinguished as the professional who stood out the most during the year in the press category in the 2nd edition of the "Huambo Cidade Vida" Gala. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Police Arrest NAN Journalist

[Premium Times] The Benue Police Command has arrested Emmanuel Atswen, a reporter of the News Agency of Nigeria, over a report on the protest by IDPs at the International Market camp in Makurdi. (AllAfrica)

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