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Kenya: How Sh100 and a Borrowed Suit Birthed Media Empire

[Nairobi News] When she was 19, Beatrice Ndung'u secured an appointment to meet Fidel Odinga, the late son of ODM leader Raila Odinga. (AllAfrica)


Sudan: RSF Decries Alarming New Crackdown On Sudan's Media

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed by a new crackdown on the Sudanese media, which has included arrests, attacks on journalists, publications bans and Internet cuts. The crackdown has been prompted by a nine-day-old wave of anti-government protests that were triggered by food and fuel price hikes. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Media Council Condemns Attack On Journalists

[Nation] The Media Council of Kenya has raised concern over increasing attacks on journalists. (AllAfrica)


Sudan: Sudan News Media Call Three-Day Strike

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -On Thursday, Sudanese journalists embarked on a three-day strike in response to peaceful demonstrations and protests across the country, protesting the authorities' continued crackdown on press freedom and expression, and the arrest of a number of journalists. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: MPs Take State Broadcaster to Task Over 'Sacking' of Senior Staff

[New Zimbabwe] Parliament's Information and Broadcasting committee has demanded to know why ZBC was allegedly sacking some qualified of its senior staffers and replacing them with unqualified ones. (AllAfrica)


Congo-Kinshasa: Opposition Media Still Closed Just Days Ahead of Presidential Election

[RSF] The continuing closure of five opposition media outlets in the Democratic Republic of Congo violates media pluralism and violates the 2016 political accord for holding a presidential election now due to take place at the end of this month, say Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and its local partner organization, Journalist in Danger (JED). (AllAfrica)


Sudan: Newspapers Seized for Covering Protests

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Agents of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) confiscated all printed copies of El Jareeda and El Tayyar newspapers because they covered the various protests in the country. (AllAfrica)


Egypt: UN Working Group Says Egyptian Journalist's Detention Is Arbitrary

[RSF] In response to a referral by Reporters Without Borders (RSF), the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has recognized that Hisham Gaafar, an Egyptian journalist and human rights defender, has been held arbitrarily since October 2015. RSF is concerned for his health and reiterates its call for his immediate release. (AllAfrica)


Togo: Two Dead As Government Continues Bloody Repression of Street Protests

[MFWA] The government in Togo has brutally enforced its ban on opposition demonstrations with a crackdown that has left at least two people dead. (AllAfrica)


Lesotho: Military Spokesman Threatens Investigative Journalist

[CPJ] Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane must repudiate threats made by the military against Lesotho Times investigative journalist Pascalinah Kabi and ensure that the press can function without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Why Strongmen Like Jailing Journos On "Fake News" Charges

[African Arguments] According to the yearly report by the Committee to Protect Journalists, 61 members of the press are imprisoned across Africa. The most prolific jailer on the continent is Egypt, where 25 journalists are behind bars, followed by Eritrea with 16. Nine African countries who have jailed at least one journalist. (AllAfrica)


Mozambique: Journalist Illegally Detained Threatens to Sue Military

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican journalist Estacio Valoi has threatened to sue the soldiers who illegally detained him and two companions earlier this month in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Legislators Must Tread Carefully On Posa, Aippa

[The Herald] Government has mooted the idea of amending two critical laws: AIPPA and POSA. This is in response to calls for deeper political reforms from local, foreign-funded non-governmental organisations and their principal funders in the Western world. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: SABC's Financial Woes Deepen

[News24Wire] The struggling SABC has been given 20 days to respond to the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) to explain why it believes it is not trading recklessly under insolvent circumstances. (AllAfrica)


Somalia: Veteran Journalist Awil Dahir Killed in Mogadishu Bombing

[Dalsan Radio] Four Universal TV staff including veteran broadcaster Awil Dahir Salad were killed in the Saturday morning car bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu. (AllAfrica)


Africa: 53 Journalists Killed Worldwide, Says CPJ Report

[Monitor] Kampala -Fifty-three journalists died worldwide according to statistics from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), making 2018 the worst year for journalists in the last three years. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: After Airport Deportation Drama & Mudede Showdown, Gonda Finally Gets Zim Passport

[New Zimbabwe] FREELANCE journalist Violet Gonda has finally been issued with a Zimbabwean passport after an 18-year struggle that, recently, included an airport deportation ordeal and a showdown with notorious ex-registrar general (RG) Tobaiwa Mudede. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Trusted, Fair Quality Journalism Is the Future of Media Industry

[Nation] Increased threats to media freedom across the world are shrinking the very space credited for the advancement of democracy and socio-economic development. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Hivos, Mejn Urge Media to Promote Open Contracting

[Malawi News Agency] Hivos Foundation in conjunction with Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN) have urged the media in the country to take part in promoting Open Contracting (OC), in a bid to improve disclosure of public contracting information and accountability in public works. (AllAfrica)


Ghana: MFWA's Perspective On the President's Encounter With the Media

[MFWA] On Wednesday (December 19, 2018), the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, hosted journalists in Ghana at the Jubilee House, the seat of government, to respond to questions on the state of affairs in the country and the performance of his government after almost two years in office. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Bongani Bingwa Leaves SABC News After 9 Months

[News24Wire] Cape Town -Bongani Bingwa has left SABC News (DStv 404) just 9 months after he left M-Net's Carte Blanche for the plum spot on the South African public broadcaster's news channel. (AllAfrica)


Liberia: Liberia's Finance Minister Threatens to Weaponize Ruling Establishment Against the Media

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Finance and Development Planning Minister Samuel D. Tweah has promised to "weaponize" government's base so as to make it capable to deal with what he described as "mistruth and falsehood in the media." (AllAfrica)


Cameroon: CPJ Calls On Cameroon's Biya to Release Critically Ill Journalist

[CPJ] His Excellency Paul Biya (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia: Hosting World Press Freedom Day Signifies Recognition for Ethiopia's Reform - Media Experts

[ENA] Addis Ababa -The selection of Ethiopia to host the World Press Freedom Day signifies recognition for the ongoing sweeping reform in the country, media experts said. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Sanef Approaches Equality Court over Malema Remarks

[SANEF] The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has lodged a complaint in the Equality Court against the Economic Freedom Fighters following a barrage of abusive and dangerous threats against journalists in South Africa. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Sanef Approaches Equality Court in Bid to Stop Threats and Intimidation From Malema, EFF

[News24Wire] The SA National Editors Forum (Sanef) has lodged a complaint in the Equality Court against the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and its leader Julius Malema, in an attempt to stop them harassing and threatening journalists. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia: The Legal, Moral Imperative for Media Impartiality

[Addis Fortune] The media does not just inform. It can shape opinions and set agendas, which is why media outlets have - in Ethiopia's case - the legal, as well as moral, obligation to exercise impartiality, writes Lea Mehari (leamehariwork@gmail.com), a full-time graduate assistant at Addis Abeba University's School of Law. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: DStv Opens Up Channels for the Festive Season

[News24Wire] Cape Town -DStv is giving lower-tiered subscribers an early Christmas gift by opening up some of the premium channels during the end-of-year and beginning-of-2019 festive period. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Suspended Broadcasting Boss Seeks Mnangagwa Rescue

[New Zimbabwe] SUSPENDED ZBC News and Current Affairs director, Tazzen Mandizvidza has run into fresh trouble for allegedly writing to President Emmerson Mnangagwa seeking his protection in a matter in which his employer has placed him under siege on alleged funds embezzlement. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Zimpapers Makes Senior Editorial Appointments

[The Herald] The Zimpapers Group has announced senior editorial changes in its Digital and Publishing Division with immediate effect. Joram Nyathi has been appointed Editor of The Herald, while Victoria Ruzvidzo is the new Editor of The Sunday Mail. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Nigerian Law Enforcement and Trials By Media

[Guardian] It was reported last week that a Kenyan High Court had ruled that the practice of parading suspects is unconstitutional. It was poignant because in the same week, the State Security Service had attempted to parade a suspect for impersonating the sister of President Buhari's wife but rather than meekly play along, that suspect fought back on both occasions. There is the huge question about spy/intelligence agencies conducting any sort of trials or prosecution but that is a column for another day. (AllAfrica)


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