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South Africa: Citizen Newspaper's Claims That Parliament Will "Reopen in October" Are Absurd

[Parliament of South Africa] Parliament has noted with concern the Citizen newspaper's story, which is replete with blatant falsehoods and fictitious references, claiming that Parliament will fully open for physical meetings in Cape Town on 5 October. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: ADB Bank Donates Gh¢100,000 to Support 25th GJA Awards

[Ghanaian Times] The adb Bank has presented a cheque for GH¢100,000 to the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) to support the 25th GJA Media Awards scheduled to take place on October 24, 2020. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Women's Voices 'Drowned Out' in Covid-19 Journalism - Report

[Premium Times] The report analysed 2,100 sampled quotes from 80 news publications across six selected countries. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: RSF Condemns Heavy-Handed Methods Used to Prevent Journalists Covering Demonstration in Cameroon

[RSF] A Radio France Internationale correspondent was violently beaten by police and several journalists had their equipment seized during a banned opposition demonstration in Cameroon. Reporters Without Borders condemns the violent methods used by the police and urges the authorities to punish those responsible. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: One Person Killed, RFI Journalist Beaten During Protest Crackdown

[RFI] Cameroonian security forces have violently suppressed opposition party demonstrations throughout the country, beating protesters and killing one person in Douala, the economic capital, according to opposition party members. RFI correspondent Polycarpe Essomba was severely beaten and arrested for covering the protests in the capital Yaoundé. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Multichoice Selects Dpo Group As Digital Payments Partner

[New Era] MultiChoice Namibia has confirmed a strategic partnership with leading African payment service provider, DPO Group, to enable effortless payments for DStv and GOtv customers in Namibia via their integrated solutions. The integration is expected to improve the accessibility and convenience for MultiChoice's customers throughout the country, allowing them to pay for subscriptions conveniently and securely using DPO technology via the MultiChoice website, the MyDStv and MyGOtv self-service apps, as well as th (AllAfrica)

Morocco: RSF Appeals Urgently to UN to Condemn Use of Trumped-up Sex Charges Against Journalists

[RSF] After the appearance of Moroccan journalist Omar Radi in court on rape charges, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the United Nations to take a stand publicly against the misuse of sex charges against journalists by the Moroccan authorities in an attempt to silence them. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Dheiu - Peace Is Media, and Correct Information Is Required

[SNA] Khartoum -- the rapporteur of the Southern Sudan's Mediation Committee, Dr. Dheiu Mutouk, noted that peace is the media itself, indicating that in many experiences the media played the most influential role, either positively or negatively, in conveying the message of peace to society. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Managing the Covid-19 Infodemic - Promoting Healthy Behaviours and Mitigating the Harm from Misinformation and Disinformation

[WHO] Joint statement by WHO, UN, UNICEF, UNDP, UNESCO, UNAIDS, ITU, UN Global Pulse, and IFRC (AllAfrica)

Lesotho: Govt Moves to Gag Media

[Lesotho Times] The government is working on classifying its documents and correspondences and any media organisation which publishes confidential government information will be liable to prosecution, Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro has said. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Arogundade Urges Media to Remind Politicians of Electoral Promises

[This Day] The Executive Director, International Press Centre, Mr. Lanre Arogundade, has called on the media to always hold politicians accountable to the people and to constantly remind them of their electoral promises. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Covid-19 Pandemic - Countries Urged to Take Stronger Action to Stop Spread of Harmful Information

[WHO] New York -- The World Health Organization (WHO) together with the UN, specialised agencies and partners today called on countries to develop and implement action plans to promote the timely dissemination of science-based information and prevent the spread of false information while respecting freedom of expression. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Scribe Muzari Laid to Rest

[The Herald] Herald entertainment editor Godwin Muzari, who died last week, was buried at Glen Forest Memorial Park in Harare yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: ♦ Sudan - This Week's News in Brief ♦

[Radio Dabanga] Dabanga Sudan -- A compact digest of this week's most-read highlights, from the heart of Sudan. Subscribe to receive this digest weekly in your inbox. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Municipality Fights Editor's Victory

[GroundUp] The Makhado Municipality wants to appeal against a court ruling that it must provide details on a land sale. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Media Coalition Condemns Attack On Journalists During Edo Elections

[Premium Times] The Coalition of Whistleblowers Protection and Press Freedom (CWPPF) has condemned the attacks on journalists that occurred during the just concluded Edo State elections. (AllAfrica)

Morocco: Espionage Case Against Outspoken Journalist

[HRW] Washington -- Omar Radi Abusively Jailed on Charges That Seem Flimsy, Political (AllAfrica)

Africa: Journalists Targeted Across the Continent

[Legalbrief] Decades after many governments across the continent loosened control over broadcasters and publishers, the media industry is under threat. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Herald Scribe Shines

[The Herald] Herald correspondent Daphne Machiri was the first runner-up at the Zimbabwe Journalism Awards on the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG) at a ceremony held in Harare yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Morocco: Bertha Foundation - Omar Radi's Arrest Blocked Moroccan Land Rights Exposé

[CPJ] The 10th time journalist Omar Radi was summoned by Moroccan police this summer, he was arrested on multiple charges including undermining state security and sexual assault, as CPJ documented in July. He was placed in solitary confinement in the Oukacha Prison in Casablanca to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, and remained there as of last week awaiting the start of his trial on September 22, Miloud Kandil, Radi's lawyer, told CPJ. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Attacks Against Journalists a New Low

[Zimbabwe Standard] The barbaric attacks against journalists attending a press conference in Harare on Friday was a new low for Zimbabwe and it should worry everyone, who cares about the rule of law. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: State of Siege - Zimbabwe Puts the Boot in Journalism and Freedom of Speech

[Daily Maverick] Violent attacks on journalists, student leaders and other voices happening in full view of the police paint a worrying image of the country's ever-declining humanitarian situation. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Dr. Tokpa Provides Radio Equipment

[New Dawn] Bong County Senator and Chair on Autonomous Agencies at the Liberian Senate Dr. Henrique Flomo Tokpa has restored the hope of radio Zota, providing a 400 kilowatts equipment worth a little over US$5,000 to aid the institution. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Persecution of Dissident Journalist Hopewell Chin'ono Shows the Extent of Zimbabwean State Capture

[Daily Maverick] The latest incident of the abduction and torture of the filmmaker is one more example of the war the Zanu-PF government is waging against the citizens of the country it is supposed to be serving. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: NEC Media Committee to Hold Press Conference On Sunday

[SNA] Khartoum -- The Media Committee of the First National Economic Conference, on Friday, announced that it will hold a press conference next, Sunday, at 7:00 pm, at the Federal Ministry of Culture and Information, in the Media production Hall. (AllAfrica)

West Africa: TV5MONDE Launches Its Francophone VoD Platform With One Eye On the African Market - 3,000 Hours of Content to Rise to 5,000 By 2021

[Balancing Act] London -- Francophone Africa has access to far fewer online content platforms than its Anglophone equivalent. This week things are about to change with the launch of TV5MONDEPLUS.COM. Russell Southwood asked TV5MONDE's Director-General Yves Bigot how he see the prospects for the platform in Africa. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Demystifying the Science

[Africa In Fact] An African NPO combines traditional investigative reporting techniques with data analysis and geo-mapping to help track eco-offences. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Premium Times' Observers Denied Access Into Ize-Iyamu's LG Collation Centre

[Premium Times] The team arrived at the collation centre at about 1:41 a.m. from different polling units only to be told by security officers that only three observers are allowed to go in. (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa: Journalists Assaulted At Press Conference

[MISA] Several journalists who attended a press conference by Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU) President Takudzwa Ngadziore today, Friday the 18th of September 2020 were assaulted by unidentified men who violently disrupted the presser. The conference was held next to the Impala Car Rentals offices in Harare. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Safety of Journalists Must Be Ensured, Says PUL President

[Observer] In wake of constant electoral violence permeating in Liberia, especially during this pending midterm senatorial election, the President of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has called on the Government to ensure the safety of journalists across the country who are covering the election. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Govt Denies Army Unwilling to Participate in Wuhan Repatriation

[] Government has dismissed reports contained in a Mail & Guardian article that South African National Defence Force (SANDF) soldiers are not willing to travel to Wuhan, China, to repatriate citizens. (AllAfrica)

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