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Countries urged to take stronger action to stop spread of harmful information amid COVID-19 pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) together with the UN, specialized agencies and partners on Wednesday called on countries to develop and implement action plans to promote the timely dissemination of science-based information and prevent the spread...

President Ramaphosa calls on South Africans to save media industry in crisis amid coronavirus economic turmoil

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday called on South Africans to support and save the media industry amid the coronavirus economic turmoil.The South African leader lauded the media for helping the country contain...

Outrage as media house is petrol-bombed in Mozambique

The ongoing assault against journalism in Mozambique took a shocking new turn on 23 August when a media house was petrol-bombed, Amnesty International said on Monday, as it released a new briefing documenting attacks on press...

Furore in Zimbabwe over ruling barring leading human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa from representing journalist Hopewell Chin’ono

There is anger in Zimbabwe over a magistrates’ court ruling barring leading human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa from representing journalist Hopewell Chin’ono.The Magistrates’ Court also ordered the Prosecutor General to consider...

Atiku warns Nigeria broadcasting commission hate speech prohibition code is a decoy to gag the media

In a statement, the office of the former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar said the Nigeria broadcasting commission hate speech prohibition code is a decoy to gag the media."We are compelled to...

South Africa radio legend Bob Mabena is dead at 51

President Cyril Ramaphosa has conveyed his heartfelt condolences on the passing of legendary radio personality Bob Mabena, who passed away this afternoon, August 10, 2020, at the age of 51.Bob Mabena was...

President Ramaphosa meets virtually with South African National Editors’ Forum amid COVID-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa will this afternoon, May 31, 2020, convene a virtual engagement with members of the South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF).The meeting takes place at a time when the country...

United Nations SDG Media Compact hits 100-member mark

The SDG Media Compact, an alliance of news and entertainment companies convened by the United Nations to drive coverage and mobilize action for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), welcomed its 100thmember. From large broadcasters and established print...

Amnesty demands answers from President Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe over abduction of journalist and activist Itai Dzamara

Amnesty International on Sunday demanded answers from the administration of President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa five years after Zimbabwean journalist and pro-democracy activist, Itai Dzamara, was abducted in Harare and vanished.

BREAKING: Several suspects arrested in four U.S. states for racially targeting black and jewish journalists and activists

Four racially motivated violent extremists from across the U.S. were arrested and charged on Wednesday in U.S District Court in Seattle with a conspiracy to threaten and intimidate journalists and activists, the Department of Justice announced....

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IMF says Senegalese economy severely hit by COVID-19 would rebound in 2021

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday that the Senegalese economy, which has been severely...

In moving film, UN calls for collective action to tackle global challenges, including COVID-19, racism, climate change and poverty

The United Nations, Project Everyone and 72 Films are launching “Nations United - Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times,” a first of...

UN calls for bold action for world to recover from COVID-19

Amidst a crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes, with COVID-19 destroying lives and livelihoods across the globe, the 75th session...

Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked

Five human‑made “megatrends” will  continue to  dominate and frustrate global efforts to put the world on a more sustainable and prosperous...

IMF approves disbursement of additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved the disbursement of an additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to...

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