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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)

Nigeria: Nigeria's Premium Times Faces Cyberattacks, Intimidation of Journalists After Publishing Leaked Documents

[CPJ] New York -Nigerian authorities should ensure that Premium Times employees are able to work in safety and without interference or intimidation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: ALJA Frowns On Harassment of Liberian Journalists By State Security

[FrontPageAfrica] Minneapolis -The Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) is condemning in the strongest term the increased level of attacks against Liberian journalists by state security officers. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Kano Govt Sets Up Committee to 'Sanitise Broadcast Media' ‎

[Premium Times] The Kano State Government has set up a 14-member technical committee to sanitise operations of broadcast media in the state with Muhammad Garba, Commissioner for information as Chairman. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: COVID-19 - Debunking the Hoaxes and Lies (Check Before You Send)

[News24Wire] As the novel coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, so does misinformation, fear, fake cures and malicious hoaxes. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Chairperson of AU Commission to Hold Press Conference

[SNA] Khartoum -Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki will hold a press conference at Salam Rotana Hotel in Khartoum at 08:30am, Friday. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Moussa Faki to Hold Press Conference At Salam Rotana Hotel

[SNA] Khartoum -Chairman of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki, will hold a press conference at 08:30 a.m. on Friday at Al-Salam Rotana Hotel. Invitation to attend the press conference is directed to the journalists, correspondents and the TV channels. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: The Ghanaian Media - Torchbearer of the Nation's Democracy

[Ghanaian Times] Ghana gained her political independence some 63 years ago from British colonial rule becoming the first country within the sub-Saharan Africa to chalk such feat. Great as the nation has been in liberating herself, it still has records of checkered history as a nation that has experienced the good, bad and the ugly. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Media Industry to Grow At 4.2% in Next 5 Years - Experts

[Vanguard] Experts in media and marketing communications have predicted that the industry will grow at 4.2 percent between 2019 and 2023. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Rights Lawyers Confront Govt Over Coronavirus Info Blackout

[New Zimbabwe] THE Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has written to Health Minister Obadiah Moyo demanding reliable information to the public confirming the possible outbreak of coronavirus in the country. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Dayspring Montessori International School Visits Times

[Ghanaian Times] Pupils and teachers from Dayspring Montessori School yesterday paid a visit to New Times Corporation (NTC), publishers of Ghanaian Times and Spectator newspapers. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Ghanaian Times, GSA to Campaign Against Aflatoxins

[Ghanaian Times] The Ghanaian Times is ready to collaborate with the Ghana Standard Authority (GSA) in their sensitisation campaign on aflatoxins in the country. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: 'Stop Tearing Liberia Apart - It Scares Investors'

[Observer] -Fmr. President Sirleaf calls critics "bold-faced liars", admonishes journalists to be truthful (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Journalist Moses Bwayo Charged With Illegal Assembly, Held in Prison

[CPJ] Nairobi -The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on authorities in Uganda to drop all charges and to immediately release freelance journalist and documentary filmmaker Moses Bwayo, to return his equipment undamaged, and to allow him to continue his work without intimidation. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: We Are Ready to Partner With You, Editors' Guild Tells PSC

[Nation] The Kenya Editors' Guild (KEG) has asked the Public Service Commission (PSC) to ensure that all information and data needed by the public is provide without delay. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Editors' Forum to Reinvigorate Yearly Cabinet

[SANEF] The South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF), held a transparent and robust engagement with President Cyril Ramaphosa at Tuynhuys, Parliament in Cape Town, yesterday (Tuesday 3rd March 2020). SANEF members and senior journalists from across the media sector were invited. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: KBC Journalist Dies in Hospital

[Nairobi News] A Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) journalist based in Tharaka-Nithi County has died. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigerian CSOs Kick Against Social Media Bill

[Premium Times] A Coalition of Civil Society Groups has rejected the Senate's move to hold a public hearing on the controversial Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations; and for Related matters Bill, 2019 (SB. 132). (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: IPC Decries Suspected Security Trail on Premium Times Journalists

[International Press Centre] The International Press Centre Lagos (IPC) is disconcerted by reports of security surveillance of Premium Times Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Musikilu Mojeed and Reporter, Samuel Ogundipe. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Muhyadin Roble Takes Over As the Youngest BBC Somali Boss

[Dalsan Radio] At 33 journalist Muhyadin Mohamed Roble becomes the youngest BBC Somali boss. The BBC, for the first time picked an outsider for the position. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Gamtel's Yabo Punished for Refusing to Shut Down Citizen FM

[Foroyaa] A former senior manager at Gamtel Bansang Branch has told the TRRC that he was victimised for his refusal to accept an order by the NIA to shut down Citizen FM. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Q&A - Misinformation in the Time of an Uncontainable Virus

[IPS] United Nations -Just a month since the World Health Organization declared the Coronavirus a public health emergency, it is now taking steps to contain misinformation being spread about the disease. Globally, there have been more than 82,000 cases of Coronavirus, which has claimed 2,800 lives -- the majority being in China, where the disease has been traced to. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Obituary - Christopher Itoe Lobe Is No More

[Cameroon Tribune] The senior communication staff at the Presidency of the Republic died on Sunday March 1, 2020 after a malaise. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Suspected Security Surveillance of Premium Times Reporters

[Premium Times] Two men suspected to be officials of the State Security Service, Sunday, attempted to breach the home of PREMIUM TIMES Editor-in-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed, claiming they had a message to drop for him. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Apcon, Oaan Agree On Standard Operating Procedure for Outdoor Advertising

[This Day] In a renewed approach to raise the bar for practitioners in the out-of-home (OOH) sub sector of the advertising industry, the Outdoor Advertising Agency of Nigeria, (OAAN), in conjunction with Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) are working on Standard Operating Procedures which will soon be adopted by all the stakeholders. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Daily Observer Receives Old Editions Ahead of Digitization Project

[Observer] The Daily Observer, Liberia's oldest surviving newspaper recently received a sizable collection of its old editions which were mostly missing from the paper's Stanton P. Peabody Memorial Library located in the Liberian Observer Corporation's headquarters near the ELWA Junction, Paynesville. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: GPU Launches Affiliates Support Programme

[The Point] The Gambia Press Union (GPU) Saturday,29th February 2020, launched its Affiliates Support Programme. The programme is part of a 30-month project that the Union is co-implementing with Gambia Media Support (GAMES), a Denmark-based non-profit organisation set up to support the Gambian media. (AllAfrica)

Chad: Jailed Editor On Hunger Strike, Appeal Hearing Postponed

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is extremely concerned about the circumstances in which Chadian newspaper editor Martin Inoua Doulguet's appeal hearing began today in Ndjamena. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Energy Commission to Support Courses in Energy in Journalism, Communication Institutions

[Ghanaian Times] The Energy Commission has initiated steps to get a course in energy or related matters introduced into the curricula of journalism and communication studies institutions in the country. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: RSF Files Complaints Against Sudan Newspaper

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Rapid Support Forces (RSF), the militia that supported the Al Bashir regime and is commanded by Sovereign Council member Lt Gen Mohamed Hamdan 'Hemeti', filed four official complaints against journalists of the independent El Jareeda newspaper, after it published statements criticising the militia. (AllAfrica)

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)

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