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West Africa:Two Senior Journalists Slapped With Fines

[MFWA] Two Mauritanian journalists who were arrested and detained over defamation charges have been sentenced to fines by a correctional court in Nouakchott. (AllAfrica)

Africa:'I Will Rape You' - Female Journalists Face 'Relentless' Abuse

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -More than half of women in media have suffered work-related abuse, threats or physical attacks in the past year (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Cash-Strapped Public Broadcaster to Consider Retrenchments

[News24Wire] The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) management is planning to embark on retrenchment processes, an internal memo shows. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Travel Alert - Addis Ababa

[U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa] Event: The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor reports of protests, civil unrest, and violence throughout Addis Ababa, with police deployed in response. These incidents may continue through the weekend with little or no warning. Expect an increased police presence and be prepared for road closures, especially along the border between Addis Ababa and the Oromia region, and around Bole International Airport. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:News24 Journalists Shine At Annual Standard Bank Awards

[News24Wire] News24, along with partners amaBhungane and Daily Maverick, scooped the story of the year award for coverage of the Gupta leaks at the annual Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards in Johannesburg on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Court Awards Damages for Illegal Detention of Journalist Jones Abiri

[Premium Times] The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has described the two years detention of journalist Jones Abiri as outright conviction and ordered government to pay N10 million in damages to Mr Abiri. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Gov. Lalong's Director of Press Dies

[Premium Times] Emmanuel Nanle, director of press and public affairs to Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau, is dead. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Off Air - TV Advert With 'Sex Scenes, Pro-Abortion Content' Feel Mutua's Wrath

[Nairobi News] The Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) on Tuesday banned two television advertisements deemed inappropriate for general view audience. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:PowerFM Suspends Talk Show Host JJ Tabane

[News24Wire] Power 98.7 has "temporarily suspended" the services of JJ Tabane as host of Power Perspective , the radio station confirmed on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Senegal:Gendarme Attacks Journalist for Taking Pictures of His Act of Aggression

[MFWA] A gendarme has physically attacked a reporter of the Le Quotidien newspaper who was on duty at a court premises in Dakar, Senegal. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:ANC Rejects Report on Secret Meeting to Oust Ramaphosa

[News24Wire] The African National Congress (ANC) has strongly objected to a story published by the Sunday Times that claims top ANC officials met in Durban to discuss plans to oust President Cyril Ramaphosa. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Sudanese Social Media Activist Harassed in Egypt

[Radio Dabanga] Cairo -A Sudanese activist living in Cairo has been harassed by the Egyptian security service in an attempt to make him stop his writings on social media that are considered hostile to the government of President Omar Al Bashir. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Complaint Laid Over Report On Alleged Secret Zuma Meeting

[News24Wire] ANC Youth League KwaZulu-Natal secretary Thanduxolo Sabelo has lodged a complaint with the Press Ombudsman following a report in the Sunday Times that he was involved in plans to oust President Cyril Ramaphosa. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Editors' Forum Condemns Threats from ANC Women's League Against Journalist

[SANEF] The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) condemns threats made against Sunday Times journalist, Qaanitah Hunter. Hunter together with Jeff Wicks wrote a front-page story yesterday claiming there were plans afoot by ex-President Zuma and his allies to oust President Cyril Ramaphosa and these were discussed at a meeting in Durban last week. The Sunday Times published pictures showing that Zuma was in fact in Durban at that time. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Advertising Offer #1 In Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa

[35°N] Paris, 30th August 2018 - CANAL+ ADVERTISING, the number 1 advertising sales house in French Speaking Sub-Saharan Africa, maintains its leadership on both Pan-African and national levels, with an average audience share of 31.7%, an increase of 3 points compared to the previous AFRICASCOPE * study. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Did Big Tobacco Buy Twitter?

[Bhekisisa] There's more to the data -- and social media -- backing the latest tobacco-funded ad campaign. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Protection of Political Speech in Malawi - Regime Under Siege

[Nyasa Times] News of the withdrawal of criminal charges against Manes Hale, popularly known on social networks as Abiti Manice, represents a surprising, if not a welcome, pivot by President Peter Mutharika's government from his well-publicized plan to terrorize his political opponents who hold and propagate political views he doesn't like or finds personally hurtful. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Stop Denigrating Buhari, Nigerian Govt Warns Media

[Premium Times] The federal government on Thursday admonished the media to stop denigrating the person of President Muhammadu Buhari through their platforms. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan:Soldiers Jailed for Rape of Aid Worker, Murder of Journalist

[Deutsche Welle] Ten South Sudanese soldiers have been given prison sentences over a brutal assault on foreign aid workers in 2016. Rights groups say troops need to be held accountable for crimes committed during the country's civil war. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Xenophobia - Why It's Time to Unsettle Narratives About Migrants

[The Conversation Africa] Foreign nationals have, yet again, been attacked, displaced and had their shops looted in South Africa. This is an unfortunate - but entirely unsurprising - way to mark the anniversary of the 2008 xenophobic attacks during which tens of thousands were displaced and more than 60 people killed. (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa:Media Freedom Group Calls On SADC to Investigate Swaziland for 'State-Sponsored' Attacks On Journalists

[Swazi Media] A media rights group is calling on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to investigate Swaziland after a series of 'state-sponsored violations against journalists'. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Journalist Gonda Sues Mudede Over Passport

[The Herald] United Kingdom-based Zimbabwean journalist Violet Gonda has approached the High Court seeking an order compelling Registrar-General Mr Tobaiwa Mudede to issue her with a passport. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:SANDF Distances Itself From Fake Facebook Page

[News24Wire] The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has distanced itself from a Facebook page claiming SA would not be scared to go to war with any country, including the US. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Drama as Lagos Magistrate Orders Journalists Out of Courtroom

[Guardian] A Lagos Chief Magistrate, Folashade Botoku of Igbosere Magistrate's Court, yesterday ordered journalists out of the courtroom for no reason. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Journalist Denied Passport By Govt, Told She's Blacklisted

[New Zimbabwe] Journalist Violet Gonda has been refused a Zimbabwean passport by registrar general Tobaiwa Mudede because she was apparently blacklisted by the government. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Journalists' Body Set to Elect New Leaders

[Monitor] Kampala -Journalists countrywide will on Saturday converge at the Gaddaffi National Mosque in Old Kampala to elect new leaders of their umbrella body, the Uganda Journalists Union (UJU). (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Why Journalist Who Broke News of Homa Bay Kidnapping is Now Living in Fear

[Nairobi News] A Migori-based journalist has recorded a statement with the police after receiving threats from unknown people for breaking the story of the kidnapping of 'Nation' journalist Barack Oduor and Rongo University student Sharon Otieno. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Self-Helpless - Losing the Plot to Social Media

[Daily Maverick] In recent times, the self-help industry has exploded into a multi- billion dollar global industry - and along with it has come every imaginable type of therapy, healing or general woo-woo. In the past, Rebecca Davis scoffed at this industry, mocking its reliance on half-baked science and the way it appears to prey on the mentally fragile. But as she searched for a meaning of life that did not involve booze, she found it increasingly hard to rationalise her default scepticism. In this extract from her lates (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Macra Employee Pleads 'Not Guilty' to Leaking Corruption Information to Nyasa Times

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) procurement manager Aitone Chandiyang'ana accused of leaking top level K135 million dubious calendars deal which implicated Director General Godfrey Itaye, on Tuesaday pleaded not guilty. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Why We Detained Journalist for Two Years Without Trial - Govt

[Premium Times] The Nigerian government has said it did nothing wrong by detaining a journalist, Jones Abiri, for two years without trial. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:How Did the New Media Influence the Sudanese Intellectual and Cultural Productions?

[SudaNow] today's world. Every hour brings huge new information that politically, economically and culturally affects the people's present and future. By the end of the era in which creative products targeting the public domain were censored, the recipient has become, instead, an effective producer of his own media and cultural items. (AllAfrica)

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