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Mali: French Military Operations Face Growing Resistance

[DW] The French anti-terror mission Barkhane is losing support in Mali, as reflected in recent protests in the capital, Bamako. Attitudes to the former colonial power are ambivalent amid deteriorating security. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: "In Zimbabwe There Is Freedom of Speech, but No Freedom After the Speech"

[IPS] Bulawayo -- A long-running gag says "in Zimbabwe there is freedom of speech, but no freedom after the speech". But for journalists and activists who have been forced to endure nights in the country's overcrowded and filthy holding cells, this is no laughing matter as prison inmates have no personal protective equipment to guard against COVID-19. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: SABC Crisis - the Public Broadcaster Is Sitting On Its Solutions

[Daily Maverick] The solution to the crisis facing the state broadcaster lies in addressing its own financial inefficiency and confronting years of mismanagement, not in requesting yet more aid from the state, nor retrenching hundreds of staff. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: UK Announces Support for Independent Media in Ethiopia

[Ethiopian Herald] The UK has launched a new funding project to improve skills and capacity among Ethiopian media outlets. The project focuses on countering, fight COVID-19, and secur fund for media organizations, said Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Journalist and His Friend Shot Dead in Tigray

[Nation] An Ethiopian journalist was on Tuesday shot and killed in the capital of the troubled northern Tigray region. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Western Media and Distortion of Nigeria's Chibok Kidnapping

[CFR] Washington, DC -- Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, writing for the BBC, argues that Western media distorted the 2014 Boko Haram kidnapping of more than two hundred girls sitting for high school examinations. Based on conversations with some of the freed schoolgirls, she argues that the episode was not so much an attack on female education, as portrayed in Western media, but rather banditry gone wrong. A consequence of Western media attention was that it inflated Boko Haram's prestige and set the stage for its later use of female sui (AllAfrica)

Burundi: Rights Abuses Continue Despite Transition

[allAfrica] An excerpt on Burundi from the annual Human Rights Watch publication, World Report 2021: (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Conflict in North Worsens Human Rights Situation

[allAfrica] An excerpt on Mozambique from the annual Human Rights Watch publication, World Report 2021: (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Govt Continues to Target Critics, Flout Human Rights - Report

[allAfrica] An excerpt on Rwanda from the annual Human Rights Watch publication, World Report 2021: (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: Human Rights Take a Downturn - Report

[allAfrica] An excerpt on the DR Congo from the annual Human Rights Watch publication, World Report 2021: (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nation's Human Rights Record in 2020

[allAfrica] An excerpt on Nigeria from the annual Human Rights Watch publication, World Report 2021: (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Two Journalists Resurface in Court After Disappearing for Days

[RSF] Two journalists have disappeared in a similar manner this month in Egypt only to reappear many days later when they were brought before a court and placed in pre-trial detention. Treating journalists like this is unacceptable and violates international law, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: Mai-Mai Rebel Threat to Journalists in Eastern DRC

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) call on the authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo to take firm measures to improve the safety of journalists who are exposed to threats and violence by Mai-Mai militiamen and other armed groups in the east of the country. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Batswana Remember Motsweding FM's Iconic Commentator

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Local sports commentators celebrated the late Motsweding FM iconic radio sport commentator and presenter, Kabelo Molopyane, famously known as KB by his legions of fans. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Guidelines for Reporting On Covid-19 Vaccines

[IFJ] In parallel, there's a wave of misinformation and sensationalism about the vaccines that needs to be tackled. Misinformation around COVID-19 has been rampant since the beginning of the pandemic, but now, with the beginning of the vaccination campaigns in some parts of the world, it has become an even greater threat to public health. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: DJ Joe Mfalme Leaves Capital FM After 12 Years

[Nairobi News] Months after launching his trendy sports bar and nightclub, Joseph Mwenda popularly known as DJ Joe Mfalme has quit his job at Capital FM after 12 years. (AllAfrica)

Africa: The Social Media Battleground Is Continent-Wide

[ISS] In the earlier days of Ugandan Yoweri Museveni's presidential career in 2006, I remember seeing election posters routinely torn down by all sides during campaign rallies in an attempt to control the message. Now social media has become the new election battleground, propelled by the rapid proliferation and reach of cellphone technology across Africa. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Different Forms of Media Investment Could Give New Life and Hope to the Industry

[Daily Maverick] We need only to look at the Murdoch empire, the Guptas' foray into TV and the press, and the not-so-Independent Media Group to see how things can go wrong. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: KTN News Anchor Grace Kuria Quits the Station

[Nairobi News] Media personality and KTN News anchor Grace Kuria has called it quits at the Mombasa road-based station owned by Standard Media Group. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Mercy Tyra - Even When They Call You Bossy, Keep Leading

[Nation] Mercy Tyra, an award-winning journalist, firmly believes that leadership is not a person or a position. It is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence. She owes this perception to the Women in News Accelerator training programme, which she completed in December 2020. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Icasa's Demand That Sport Be Broadcast Free to Air Is Flawed and Futile

[Daily Maverick] In the South African landscape, pay TV channel SuperSport, a subsidiary of MultiChoice, has been the equivalent of BSkyB. There is no doubt that SuperSport has a monopoly on sports broadcasting in South Africa, just as there is no doubt that SuperSport has delivered billions of rands to sporting bodies in return. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Broadcasting Regulations Will Bring Us to Our Knees, Claim MultiChoice and Sports Bodies

[Daily Maverick] South African sports bodies say draft regulations, proposed by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa after its inquiry into subscription TV broadcasting services, will destroy them. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Media Blackout Lifted as FKF, SJAK Reach Agreement

[Nation] Leading media houses Saturday lifted the ban on coverage of local football activities after Football Kenya Federation and Sports Journalist Association of Kenya (SJAK) reached a truce. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Fintechs in Shs666 Billion Daily Losses As Govt Shuts Internet

[Monitor] Financial Technology companies also known as Fintechs have said they expect to lose at least Shs666b on a daily basis after government shut down the Internet on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Monitor Journalists Share Their Experiences On Campaign Trail

[Monitor] My arrest was the turning point"My arrest on December 30 in Kalangala District proved to me the saying that a dead journalist cannot tell a story. It was sad seeing my story being told by someone else even after I had followed up the details for more than 11 hours. That was my worst experience on the campaign trail with National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Chin'ono, Sikhala Protest Against Ill-Treatment By Prison Officers

[263Chat] Freelance journalist Hopewell Chin'ono and Zengeza West constituency legislator Job Sikhala have protested against ill-treatment by Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service (ZPCS) officers, who are discriminating them against other prisoners by bringing them to court while handcuffed and shackled in leg irons and defying court orders. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Advisor Condemns Mahere, Sikhala and Chin'ono's Arrest

[263Chat] A member of President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Presidential Advisory Council (PAC) and media proprietor Trevor Ncube has castigated the state for arresting the MDC Alliance duo of Advocate Fadzayi Mahere, Zengeza West legislator Job Sikhala as well as journalist Hopewell Chin'ono on a charge he said was annulled by the Constitutional Court in 2014. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Do Not Use Courts to Persecute Govt Critics - Chin'ono

[263Chat] Incarcerated journalist, Hopewell Chin'ono has castigated what he described as abuse of courts by the state to target alleged critics of political elites within the ruling party. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Chin'ono Denied Bail

[New Zimbabwe] Journalist Hopewell Chin'ono was Thursday denied bail following his arrest last Friday on charges of communicating falsehoods. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Ruling Tomorrow On Chin'ono's Placement On Remand

[] Harare magistrate Lazini Ncube on 12 January 2021 reserved ruling to tomorrow after lawyers representing detained journalist Hopewell Chin'ono challenged his placement on remand. (AllAfrica)

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)

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