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The Gambian media; what’s changed after Jammeh’s exit

The Gambian media for 22 years experienced all forms of harassment, abuses and threats to their work and all took place during the tenure of former President Yahya Jammeh. In 22 years there were reported disappearances and extra judicial killings. Some media outlets were being burnt to ashes, unlawful arrests and detention were the order of the day for journalists who were critical of the government modus operandi under Jammeh era. The Secretary General of the Gambia Press Union Saikou Jammeh testified at the ongoing Truth Reconciliation Commission that, 140…

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Meet the top Ghanaian Media Business owners

Known as the 4th estate of government, the Ghanaian media landscape has over the past two decades evolved not only as an avenue for engaging citizens but a lucrative business sector that has produced some successful entrepreneurs and business leaders in Ghana. Even though we cannot evaluate the financial value of the industry in Ghana, Price Water-Coopers in 2017 valued the global entertainment and media market at $2trillion which tells us the potential this industry described as one of the fastest growing industries has to make one a successful entrepreneur.…

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Kagame isn’t the right person to lecture about tolerance, democracy and dialogue

By Nelson Gatsimbazi In a recent meeting called Tana High Level Forum (THLF) on security in African, which took place on 18th April 2015 in Addis Ababa the capital of Ethiopia, where Rwandan President Paul Kagame was among the speakers. His speech left many questions when he began lecturing the world about things beyond his ability of governance. In his presentation, President Paul Kagame stated that “Governments have a responsibility to protect citizens without discrimination; there are no two ways about it.”  He continued to say that they should allow…

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Rwanda – Authorities hound independent journalists at home and abroad

Reporters Without Borders condemns the Rwandan government’s lack of transparency and its unacceptable acts of harassment and intimidation of journalists with the aim of suppressing freedom of information and independent reporting. Rwandan journalists have been the victims of the government’s harassment for years, but the targets have for some also included foreign journalists, especially Ugandan ones. “The Rwandan government often responds to charges of blocking information by portraying itself as the target of malicious international groups that secretly wage what it calls a ‘Blame Rwanda’ campaign,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, head…

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Women journalists harassed and abused, often by colleagues – survey

A member of the local media records a fire at the Comayaguela market in Tegucigalpa February 18, 2012. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez   LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – It’s not news that women journalists are groped and threatened while covering protests and conflict, but often they face this abuse at work, and when they complain, they are told to “grow up”. So says an international survey on women in the news media, which found that nearly two-thirds of respondents said they had experienced intimidation, abuse and even death threats because of…

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