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Nigeria: Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria Journalist Dies After Attack

[CPJ] Abuja -Authorities in Nigeria should conduct a swift and credible investigation into the killing of Maxwell Nashan, a reporter and newscaster with the government-owned Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), and determine whether his journalism was the motive for the attack, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Hails ThisDay at 25

[This Day] A renowned Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has lauded THISDAY Editors for recognising her as one of the one of the honourees in the THISDAY decade awards. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Heroic Voices of Radio Dabanga Honoured At Sudan National Museum

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -23 eminent voices from Darfur and other parts of Sudan that have made Radio Dabanga the trademark for trustworthy news in Sudan, were honoured by Radio Dabanga editor-in-chief Kamal El Sadig at a celebration event at the National Museum in Khartoum on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Thisday at 25 - a Potpourri of Conversations, Awards and World Class Performances

[This Day] Chiemelie Ezeobi and Mary Nnah report that the 25th anniversary of THISDAY Newspaper was a potpourri of conversations, awards to deserving persons and institutions, as well as world class performances by Nigerian export Asa and Grammy award winner, John Legend. It was also a platform for the premier of Africa's first global streaming service, Arise Play (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Andy Chukwu's New Documentary Tackles Fake News

[This Day] In a bid to ascertain and repress misinformation on social media, movie director Andy Chukwu recently embarked on a tour to document his findings from different regions in Nigeria on issues such as national security and ethno violence - two items constantly making news rounds on social media. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: President Asked Not to Sign 'Deadly' Media Bill into Law

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, also known as "Farmajo," not to sign Somalia's newly approved media bill into law because it would open the way for criminal prosecutions for ordinary press offences and would undermine efforts by the authorities in the past year to defend press freedom. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Somali President Asked Not to Sign 'Deadly' Media Bill Into Law

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, also known as "Farmajo," not to sign Somalia's newly approved media bill into law because it would open the way for criminal prosecutions for ordinary press offences and would undermine efforts by the authorities in the past year to defend press freedom. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Work Towards Public Diplomacy, Media Urged

[The Herald] Government has challenged the media to work towards identifying and implementing appropriate public diplomacy information campaigns aimed at fostering the international community's confidence in Government policies and programmes. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Following One Year Anniversary of Ahmed Suale - MFWA Requests Update On Police Investigation

[MFWA] The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has appealed to the Ghana Police Service to give an update on the state of investigations into the murder on January 16, 2019 of Ahmed Hussein Suale. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Time to Rescue MBC From Political Capture - Analysts

[Nyasa Times] Academics and professionals in political analysis in Malawi under the burner of Political Science Association (PSA) have called for robust reforms at Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) in order to rescue the public broadcaster from 'political capture' by the ruling parties. (AllAfrica)

Togo: The Media and the 2020 Elections in Togo - Growing Censorship, Fear of Possible Social Media Ban

[MFWA] On February 22, 2020, Togo, a former French colony, will be heading to the polls to elect its President out of seven candidates including the long standing incumbent Faure Gnassingbé who will be contesting for a fourth term in office. The upcoming 2020 elections is the first being held since presidential term limits were restored in May 2019. This election brings back to focus a number of issues including; the new presidential term limit, the new electoral code which makes it possible for Togolese f (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Gambia Radio-TV Interested in Program Exchanges With Cuba

[The Point] Banjul, Jan. 16.- The General Director of the Gambia Radio and Television Services (GTRS), Abdou MK Touray, expressed interest in exchanging audiovisual programs and materials with Cuba, in a meeting today with the Ambassador of the Greater Antilles in this African nation, Rubén G. Abelenda (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Umma Party to Hold Press Conference

[SNA] Khartoum -The Chairman of the Umma Party, Mubarak Al-Fadil will hold a press conference on the current economic situations , tomorrow, Wednesday, at the party's HQs, Al-Baladiya Street. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Sudan PM Lauds Radio Dabanga Contribution to Democracy

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan's Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok has expressed his gratitude and appreciation "for the fundamental role that Radio Dabanga has played over the years in the fight of the Sudanese people for democracy, justice, prosperity, and peacebuilding". (AllAfrica)

Sudan: We Do Not Want the Government or One Party to Control Media - Minister

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan's Minister of Information, Culture, and Tourism, Faisal Mohamed Saleh, has said that the transformation of Sudan's media to a democratic system is "a long journey". He also praised the work of Radio Dabanga over the past 11 years. (AllAfrica)

Algeria: President Tebboune Meets With Managers of Public, Private Media

[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune met Wednesday morning with the managers of national public and private media, said a communiqué of the Presidency of the Republic. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Digital Terrestrial Television Switch Over to Commence By July - Communications Minister

[Ghanaian Times] The Ministry of Communications will by July this year commence the national Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Digital Switch Over (DSO). (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ondo NUJ Petitions Chief Judge, CP Over Harassment of Journalists

[This Day] James Sowole in Akure (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Headlines That Will Dominate 2020

[The Patriot] Election Petitions (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Court Acquits 'Good Samaritan' Journalist Over Anti-Govt Protest

[] A Zimbabwean court on Friday 17 January 2020 acquitted Doubt Asima, a freelance journalist, who had been on trial on charges of committing public violence after he was arrested when he tried to rescue an elderly woman, who had been assaulted by some Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers during an anti-government protest held in August last year. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Blogger Cyprian Nyakundi Arrested for Demanding Sh17.5 Million to Pull Down Libellous Content

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) arrested city blogger Cyprian Nyakundi on Monday on allegations of extorting Sh 1 million from an unnamed victim. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Recording Restrictions Do Not Affect Journalism, Claims Senior Judge

[AIM] Maputo -New restrictions on unauthorised recording or filming should have no impact on press freedom in Mozambique, claims Carlos Mondlane, chairperson of the Mozambican Association of Judges (AMJ), interviewed in Monday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias". (AllAfrica)

Liberia: The Death Announcement of Oldma Kebbeh Konah Kollie

[FrontPageAfrica] Power TV/FM regrets to announce the death of Oldma Kebbeh Konah Kollie of Chugbor community, Old Road. This event occurred on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the St. Joseph's Catholic Hospital in Monrovia following a protracted illness. She was 88 years old. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Weekly Press Columns Digest

[SudaNow] While machination against the December Revolution is still going on, the masses of the people are still vigilant guarding and protecting the Revolution but those masses, represented by the resistance committees of the residential quarters, are not in a position to take up the police, security and protective roles all the time because this is not their mission, said Shamail al-Nor in a column carried by Altayyar daily newspaper of Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Child Rights Network Condemns Achalume Cartoon

[Nyasa Times] A consortium of organizations fighting for children's rights in Malawi has condemned a cartoon in the Malawi News, which depicts an old man suggesting that he slept with a 16 year-old girl, saying 'it normalizes child rights violation'. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Journalist Facing Public Violence Charges Acquitted

[New Zimbabwe] Harare magistrate, Richard Ramaboa has acquitted a freelance journalist, Doubt Asima who landed in the dock after he tried to assist a woman who got in crossfire during an anti-government protest in August last year. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Minister Mutsvangwa Warns Against Media Abuse

[The Herald] Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa has said abuse of the media by practitioners has led to serious social and security problems for the country. Presenting a lecture on the media as a double-edged sword at the Zimbabwe National Defence University yesterday, Minister Mutsvangwa, said Zimbabweans have social tensions due to irresponsible reporting from some sections of the media. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Homage to Journalism, Writing Excellence

[This Day] Abiodun Adeniyi pays deserving tribute to Olusegun Adeniyi, Chairman, Editorial Board, THISDAY Newspapers on his birthday (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Make Startimes Proposal Public ... NMC Tells GFA

[Ghanaian Times] Mr Yaw Boadu-Ayeboafo, Chairman of the National Media Commission (NMC) has challenged the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to publish the StarTimes proposal that won the bid to cover the Ghana Premier League (GPL) matches. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Cuban Ambassador Visits Gambian Newspaper Headquarters the Standard

[The Point] Banjul, Jan. 15 - The ambassador of Cuba in the Gambia visited the headquarters of The Standard newspaper today, where he was received by his general manager, Salla Jeng, his editor in chief, Lamin Cham, and the journalists' staff of that print media. , one of the most important in this nation of West Africa. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: New Broadcasting Board Should Promote Rulers' Interests - Mutodi

[New Zimbabwe] Deputy Information Minister, Energy Mutodi has urged newly appointed Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) board members also comprising war veterans to promote the interests of the country's governing authorities he said represented the aspirations of ordinary Zimbabweans. (AllAfrica)

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