RAP21 - African Press Network
2012-11-28 13:59A panel discussion hosted by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Pansy Tlakula, revealed how criminal defamation and insult laws are hindering Africa’s press and in turn, the economic and social progress of its people. Read more ...
2011-11-15 11:37In conjunction with 30 International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) members, WAN-IFRA has instigated a joint appeal to President Isaias Afewerki of Eritrea calling for the immediate release of journalist Dawit Isaak and all imprisoned journalists held in the country. Read more ...
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2011-10-13 15:15Dawit Isaak, who left Sweden for Eritrea to help build the country's independent press -- and was imprisoned for his efforts – has been awarded the 50th anniversary Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom prize of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). Read more ...
2011-09-28 11:52Over the past year, the world has watched with great interest as the Arab Spring has dissolved decades of repression. Citizens weary of injustice have stood up and demanded control of their destinies. I wish that oppressed people everywhere in Africa could benefit from the dramatic changes we are witnessing in North Africa. Read more ...
2011-04-06 00:00What do the Nobel Committee, Google, a Tunisian novelist and a Mexican journalist on the front lines of a drug war all have in common? They all have contributed to a package of editorials, essays and other materials being offered to newspapers world-wide to commemorate World Press Freedom Day on 3 May. Read more ...
2011-01-14 18:19An arsenal of pernicious legislation is at the disposal of governments the world over when it comes to suppressing independent media, but the toolbox of legal devices is seldom more complete or readily deployed than on the African continent. Read more ...
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In countless countries, journalists, editors and publishers are physically attacked, imprisoned, censored, suspended or harassed for their work. WAN-IFRA is committed to defending freedom of expression by promoting a free and independent press around the world.
- 2011-09-27 13:15 - Protest Campaign - Eritrea, 23 September 2011
- 2011-04-07 16:18 - 'Women in News' Programme Enters Second Year
- 2011-03-07 01:00 - Protest Campaign - Uganda, 4 March 2011
- 2011-01-27 01:00 - Protest Campaign - Zambia, 27 January 2011
- 2011-01-20 01:00 - Protest Campaign - Gambia, 20 January 2011