Press Freedom a Cornerstone of Democracy

[Observer] Uganda today joins the rest of the world to celebrate the World Press Freedom day, a day that was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 to essentially have citizens do some soul-searching about the state of world media.

[Observer] Uganda today joins the rest of the world to celebrate the World Press Freedom day, a day that was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 to essentially have citizens do some soul-searching about the state of world media.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Bloggers Face Detention, Restrictions

[VOA] Ethiopia’s state of emergency has seen thousands of people detained, allegedly in connection with the unrest last year in the Oromia region. Those arrested have included journalists and bloggers. VOA sat down with three of them in Addis Ababa ahe…

[VOA] Ethiopia's state of emergency has seen thousands of people detained, allegedly in connection with the unrest last year in the Oromia region. Those arrested have included journalists and bloggers. VOA sat down with three of them in Addis Ababa ahead of World Press Freedom Day (May 3).

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

School Girls Challenge Court Order Punishing Them Over Pregnancies

[Nyasa Times] Fourteen teenage school girls in Malawi on Tuesday launched a legal challenge against a controversial court decision to punish them over pregnancies, including jailing some of the girls’ parents.

[Nyasa Times] Fourteen teenage school girls in Malawi on Tuesday launched a legal challenge against a controversial court decision to punish them over pregnancies, including jailing some of the girls' parents.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

UN Calls for End to All Media Crackdown On World Press Freedom Day

[Shabelle] On the occasion of this year’s World Press Freedom Day, the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has called for an end to the crackdown on journalists who he described as a “voice of the voiceless.”

[Shabelle] On the occasion of this year's World Press Freedom Day, the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has called for an end to the crackdown on journalists who he described as a "voice of the voiceless."

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Former MP Elected As New Galmudug President

[Shabelle] The former Lawmaker of Somalia has been elected as the new president of the semi-autonomous State of Galmudug on Wednesday during an election held in Adado town.

[Shabelle] The former Lawmaker of Somalia has been elected as the new president of the semi-autonomous State of Galmudug on Wednesday during an election held in Adado town.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Galmudug State Parliament Elects New President

[Shabelle] Members of Galmudug state Parliament are electing a new President in Adado on Wednesday following the resignation of former President Abdikarim Hussein Guled last February.

[Shabelle] Members of Galmudug state Parliament are electing a new President in Adado on Wednesday following the resignation of former President Abdikarim Hussein Guled last February.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Toko – Emerging Economic Jewel

[Cameroon Tribune] Are you a fan to countryside tours? Toko is the destination. Its gentle equatorial climate, with heavy rainfall fairly distributed throughout the year, and its evergreen landscape punctuated with ridges and caves are worth the price.

[Cameroon Tribune] Are you a fan to countryside tours? Toko is the destination. Its gentle equatorial climate, with heavy rainfall fairly distributed throughout the year, and its evergreen landscape punctuated with ridges and caves are worth the price.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

‘Press Freedom Is a Living Reality’ – Issa Tchiroma Bakary

[Cameroon Tribune] Below is an introductory statement of Communication Minister, Issa Tchiroma Bakary during a press conference yesterday in prelude to today’s World Press Freedom Day

[Cameroon Tribune] Below is an introductory statement of Communication Minister, Issa Tchiroma Bakary during a press conference yesterday in prelude to today's World Press Freedom Day

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Villagers to Get Legal Support

[Daily News] Dodoma -Lawyers, paralegals and legal organisation have forged partnerships with the Tanganyika Law Society aiming at improving access to justice especially in remote areas and to support poor citizens across the country.

[Daily News] Dodoma -Lawyers, paralegals and legal organisation have forged partnerships with the Tanganyika Law Society aiming at improving access to justice especially in remote areas and to support poor citizens across the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania