Friday, February 23, 2018

Kenya seeks to restrict political commentary on social media ahead of elections

Kenyan authorities should ensure that proposed social media guidelines do not prevent journalists from reporting critically or close the space for public debate ahead...

Somaliland: KULMIYE Presidential Candidate host luncheon for Journalists

The presidential candidate of Somaliland's Kulmiye Ruling Party Hon. Muse Bihi Abdi hosted a banquet for more than one hundred journalists for the first time...
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Trump Tweets a Video of Him Wrestling ‘CNN’ to the Ground

President Trump posted a short video to his Twitter account on Sunday in which he is portrayed wrestling and punching a figure whose head has been...

Trump lashes out at media again with personal attacks on ‘Morning Joe’ anchors

President Donald Trump unleashes personal attacks on the hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe." It marks the second straight day of Trump tweets criticizing...

Al Jazeera says its Arabic channel Twitter account suspended

What leadership role Pakistan can play in preventing an impeding armed conflict in the Gulf and how it can withstand growing Saudi pressure over...

Media: Report accuses Kenya government of abetting abuse of journalists

A newly released report has accused the Kenyan government of failing to fulfill its obligations to protect freedom of expression and media freedoms. The report by...

Getachew Shiferaw: Ethiopian high court convicts editor of inciting subversion​

The Ethiopian Federal High Court's conviction of Getachew Shiferaw, editor of the news website Negere Ethiopia, on charges of inciting subversion is a further blow to press...

CARTOONS FOR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: images combine humor, satire & tragedy

CELEBRATE FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND ARTISTIC FREEDOM To mark World Press Freedom Day 2017, UNESCO and Cartooning for Peace, an international organization founded by Kofi...

In Cameroon, Ahmed Abba sentenced to 10 years in jail

A military court in Cameroon today sentenced Ahmed Abba, a correspondent for Radio France Internationale's (RFI) Hausa service, to 10 years in prison and...

Benjamin Netanyahu sues journalist for £69,000 in damages over claim wife pushed him out...

Israeli prime minister and wife Sara Netanyahu accuse prominent columnist of ‘disgusting, cynical, low, mean and inordinate attempt’ to embarrass them. Israeli prime minister Benjamin...

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Ethiopian Prime minister’s resignation part of EPRDF’s ongoing reform to address legitimate public demands...

The Consular-General of the Ethiopian Government to Somaliland, General Berhe Tesfaye released the below-copied statement to the local press Wednesday. It reads: Hargeisa: In the last...

‘Somalia’ Highest Ninth In World Corruption Index 2017 of Transparency International

Somalia ranks highest in the Transparency Corruption Perception Index of 2017 by scoring 9th (#180) - the lowest in the table for the 11th...

University of Hargeisa Goes DotSo of the Somalia Federal Government!

The Republic of Somaliland's state-owned, state-run University of Hargeisa (UOH) goes under the official Somalia Federal Government domain DotSo (.so). Permission for use of FGS...