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Evidence increasingly points in the direction of growing threats to the safety of journalists in Nigeria. This is highlighted by the claim by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), the trade union and professional umbrella body of thousands of practicing journalists in Nigeria, that 13 journalists were killed in the course of assignments in the year 2012, representing the highest so far since the country’s independence in 1960. This is beside other forms of attacks, threats and intimidation. However, despite this apparent evidence, an outstanding problem is that of the absence of an...

The aim of this project is to promote the gender approach in order to contribute to the creation of an environment that is conducive to freedom of expression among women and radio broadcasters for more widespread popularisation of the culture of equality.  

The political transformation in the 1990s in Tanzania led to the new development in the media sector – with the increased number of both print and electronic media. Twenty years after the country’s independence, Tanzania is ranked as having one of the highest levels of can boost itself for being one of the counties with the most of the media concentration in the region. The way journalism has grown in Tanzania in the past decade is truly phenomenal. From the five state –party owned newspapers and one radio station in 1992, the industry now boasts of 20 daily papers, 53 weeklies and 42...

“Umoji” means “one” in the local language. A group of inhabitants totaling 20,000 people, from 16 different villages, has for more than five years been meeting and finally in 2009 constituted a legal entity duly represented (each village is represented by an Elder, a Woman, a Youth and an administrator). Umoji is gazetted in the Government of Mozambique Boletim da Republica. Umoji holds a title for use and development of the land where its communities are settled. 
The Umoji Association has obtained a broadcasting license for the establishment of the community radio and the...

Swaziland remains the only absolute monarchy in Africa and this by and large defines the media landscape in the country. The print media industry is dominated by two players – Times of Swaziland Group of Newspapers and Observer Group of Newspapers. The former, which is private, publishes three Englishlanguage newspapers: the daily Times of Swaziland and the weekly Swazi News and Times of Swaziland Sunday. Owned by the royal conglomerate Tibiyo Taka Ngwane, the latter publishes three English-language newspapers: the daily Swazi Observer and weekly Observer Saturday and Observer Sunday. The...

Traditional media as well as citizen journalism have played an important role in setting the stage for change in the country. In the upcoming period and in the context of transition toward democracy, Egyptian media has a higher responsibility to raise awareness on political, social and cultural issues in Egyptian society such as the recognition of an individual’s right to freedom of expression. The wide notion of journalism has been reconsidered in Egypt and in the Arab world, with the massive use of non-professional footage by traditional channels such as Al Jazeera and the fast...

Since the birth of the social movement on 20 February 2011, which took to the streets of Morocco to demand policy reforms leading towards a genuine democratic regime respectful of human rights, numerous protesters have been attacked by law enforcement officials. Likewise, a large number of media professionals, both Moroccan and foreign, have suffered and continue to suffer from the violent reactions of a regime which has never ceased to practise a policy of control on information. These reactions range from physical aggression to the withdrawal of journalists' press cards, as well as...

Harassment, intimidation and physical threats against journalists and media professionals have increased in the Occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) during the first six months of year 2013 – according to Mada violations report. 113 violations were registered 54.4% of them were committed by the Israeli occupation and the rest were committed by the security apparatuses in Gaza Strip and West Bank. Violations against bloggers and social media activists have increased in the past year. The violations took the form of investigations, imprisonment, prevention of coverage, prevention of travel...

In Dominica the constitution guarantees freedom of the press. There are two weekly newspapers, published in English. The Chronicle circulates to 3,000 on Fridays. The Sun, appears on Tuesday. Dominica has four radio stations, including the state-owned Dominica Broadcasting Corporation, and two cable TV networks that cover the island. The internet, used by around 40 percent of the population, is neither restricted nor censored by the government. The island also has several online news portals. Most, if not all media houses are based in the Capital city of Roseau.
 
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