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Lesotho:Soldiers Arrested Over Editor's Shooting

[Lesotho Times] Maseru -Four soldiers have been arrested in connection with the near fatal shooting of Lesotho Times editor Lloyd Mutungamiri in July last year in an operation the police say was authorized by the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF). (AllAfrica)

Zambia:Ease Radio Licence Renewal - Media Liason Committee

[Times of Zambia] The Media Liaison Committee has urged the Government, through the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services, to put in place measures to ease the radio licence renewal. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Former Minister Urges Journalists to Fight for Release of Colleagues

[Monitor] Lira -Former minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Daniel Omara Atubo, has said the closure of Red Pepper publications ltd plus the eventual arrest of its eight senior staff raise fundamental questions about press freedom in Uganda. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Naspers Board Issues Statement On MultiChoice Affairs

[News24Wire] The board of Naspers has issued a statement after criticism over the business affairs of MultiChoice. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:MultiChoice Board to Investigate Allegations of 'Questionable' Payments to ANN7

[News24Wire] The MultiChoice board announced on Friday that it would be investigating allegations that the pay-TV company, which owns DStv and M-Net, made dubious payments to news channel ANN7, formerly owned by the Guptas. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:After the Future of News - Civil Defences for Information Infrastructure

[Daily Maverick] This is a moment of profound and urgent crisis. The information infrastructure that undergirds democracy, and public life, is under deliberate siege at a time when its foundations are already weakened by sloppy construction, inattentive maintenance, and the rising waters of technological climate change. But we don't despair. We warn, certainly, but we also must build. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Calls for Media Reforms Get Louder

[Zimbabwe Independent] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been urged by media practitioners and activists to prioritise the implementation of long overdue media reforms, the safety and security of journalists while conducting their duties, as well as the implementation of recommendations of the government-sanctioned Independent Media Panel of Inquiry (Impi) report. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Continent's Editors Hope for New Era in Zimbabwe

[SANEF] The African Editors Forum (TAEF) has welcomed the political change in Zimbabwe and has expressed hope that the presidency of Emmerson Mnangagwa will usher in a new era for media freedom in Zimbabwe. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Broadcaster to Probe Payments Made to Gupta-Affiliated News Channel

[News24Wire] MultiChoice will investigate its total payments to the controversial ANN7 TV channel following media reports of "an irregular relationship" and concerns about corporate governance failures. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Telecom Giant Presents Awards to Journalists

[Nyasa Times] Telekom Networks Malawi PLC has presented awards to outstanding journalists who covered the company's Media Retreat in Mangochi under the theme; "Think Digital". (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:'CECAFA to Help Azam Spread Wings'

[Daily News] AFTER a successful stint in the country, Azam Television is looking forward to spread its wings throughout the continent after winning rights to broadcast the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup, which kicks off this Sunday in Kenya. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Deputy Minister Tandi Mahambehlala Leads Public Awareness On Broadcasting Digital Migration, 1 Dec

[Govt of SA] Deputy Minister of Communications Tandi Mahambehlala to lead public awareness broadcasting digital migration in East London, Eastern Cape. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Lobby Groups Calls for Official Probe Into TV Service 'Kickbacks'

[R2K] The Right2Know Campaign is deeply worried by recent media revelations of suspect correspondence between, and dodgy payments from, MultiChoice to SABC and ANN7. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:10 Newspapers Now Seized By Sudan Security in One Week

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -On Wednesday morning, agents of the National Intelligence and Security Service seized the print runs of El Jareeda, Akhir Lahza, El Tayyar, and El Watan were confiscated without explanation. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Code of Conduct Workshop for Media Practitioners

[Dalsan Radio] A code of conduct workshop to train news editors was today held at Mogadishu Hotel. More than 30 editors from different media houses attended the training that was organized by Somalia Independent Houses Association (SIMHA) and sponsored by International Media Support -Fojo. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Radio Kano Gets New MD

[Daily Trust] Kano -Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has approved the appointment of Malam Umar Sa'id Tudun Wada as the new Managing Director of Kano State Radio Corporation. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Meeting With SABC Was a 'Normal Commercial Negotiation' - Multichoice

[News24Wire] Pay-TV company MultiChoice has denied being involved in any "untoward" dealings, including having secret meetings, or taking part in anything illegal, with the SABC. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Newspaper Print Runs Seized Again in Sudan

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The entire print runs of El Tayyar, El Jareeda and Akhir Lahza newspapers were seized without explanation from the presses by agents of Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) on Tuesday morning without giving any explanation. (AllAfrica)

Angola:Governor Reiterates Support to Journalists

[ANGOP] Dundo -The governor of Lunda Norte province, Ernesto Muangala, reiterated Tuesday in Dundo, the availability of moral and material support to the media in the province, especially with regard to raising awareness of public sources of information and transports for news coverage. (AllAfrica)

Egypt:Sinai Specialist Ismail Alexandrani Completes Second Year in Pre-Trial Detention

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its call for the immediate and unconditional release of Ismail Al Sayed Mohamed Omar Toufic, a respected Egyptian journalist and researcher who was arrested by the Egyptian authorities exactly two years ago today. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:TTCL Launches Special Package for Journalists

[Daily News] TTCL's Acting Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, Mr Laibu Leonard, accompanied by Head of Products Development, Mr Issaya Ernest, speaks to media personnel during an official launch of new special offer for the yearend festivals in Dar es Salaam, yesterday. (Photo by Mohamed Mambo) (AllAfrica)

South Africa:DA Refers Multichoice to Icasa Following Fresh Kickback Allegations

[DA] The DA can reveal SABC board minutes dated 6 June 2013 suggesting that Multichoice sought to pay the SABC R100 million for its 24-hour news channel in exchange for the public broadcaster's political influence over digital migration. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Parliament Asks for Retraction of Nyasatimes Electoral Reforms Story

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Malawi Parliament has asked Nyasatimes, an online publication, to retract a story it published on Monday, November, 27 in which it alleged that the Speaker of Parliament, Richard Msowoya, is opposed to the tabling of the Electoral Reforms Bill during the current sitting of parliament. (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)

Nigeria:IPI Nigeria Announces Readiness to Host World Press Congress

[This Day] The International Press Institute (IPI) in Nigeria has announced its preparedness to host the 2018 edition of the World Press Congress, saying it would be the first time in the history of the country to host the largest gathering of media owners and professionals globally. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:NMG Ranked Best in Business Promotion At Mombasa Port

[Monitor] Mombasa -Nation Media Group (NMG) has been ranked number one in promoting shipping business activities at Mombasa port by Kenya Ports Authority (KPA). (AllAfrica)

West Africa:Four Journalists Killed in 8 Months

[MFWA] Within a period of eight months (April - November, 2017), four journalists have been shot dead by unidentified attackers in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Red Pepper Editors Charged With Offending President

[Monitor] Editors of a local daily tabloid, the Red Pepper have been charged with seven counts including; publication of information prejudicial to security, libel and offensive communication, among others. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:National Broadcaster Afrikaans Service Gets New Name

[Namibia Economist] The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) Afrikaans Service became the first service since Independence to be transformed from old NBC Afrikaans Service this week at the Gateway Centre in Khomasdal. (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa:Angola At SADC Media Workshop

[ANGOP] Gaborone -A delegation of the Angolan Media Ministry headed by the national information director, Rui Vasco, is since Monday in Gaborone, Botswana, attending the SADC National Media Coordinators Workshop going from 26-30 November. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Mbaivernyitse - We Need to Encourage Marriage of Africa's Oral Content and New Media

[Guardian] Prof. Leticia Mbaivernyitse of Benue State University, Makurdi, was one of the keynote speakers at the Nigerian Oral Literature Association (NOLA) National Conference recently held at the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. In her paper, 'Blossoms in the Desert: The Sprouting of Female Composers and Performers,' she called for women empowerment. The English language teacher spoke to OMIKO AWA on the new media, Nigerian films, oral literature and other issues. (AllAfrica)

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