Exclusive: Interview with Committee to Protect Journalists’ Sue Valentine

In a news release dated January 6, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) judged 2015 to be the “fourth most deadly year on record for journalists.” It said that 71 journalists were killed in the line of duty, with 42 percent of them (30 individuals) murdered by the so-called Islamic State. According to the news …

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Africa News Headlines for 15 June 2015

Tiny Gambia has a big export: Migrants desperate to reach Europe Source: The Washington Post AGOA renewal offers great opportunities for Africa Source: Just-Style Nigeria raises alert on threat of MERS Source: StarAfrica ‘Many dead’ in Chad suicide attacks Source: iAfrica.com/AFP Best and worst airlines in South Africa Source: BusinessTech Eritrean man treks 4 000km …

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Journalism is critical to farming innovation take-up

By Sarah Davidson Evanega Makida Mohammed is a farmer near Assela in Ethiopia’s Oromia region, where grains such as wheat, barley and tef dominate the landscape. Wheat is Mohammed’s main cash crop. In Ethiopia, wheat production by smallholder farmers such as Mohammed accounts for more than 70 per cent of domestic production. [1] The cash …

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Africa News Headlines for 3 May 2015 – World Press Freedom Day Edition

Mohamed Amin Africa Media Awards on the 2015 World Press Freedom Day Source: PR Newswire World Press Freedom Day: UN event addresses safety of journalists Source: New Kerala EU commends Rwanda media reforms Source: The New Times Media urged to resist censorship Source: New Vision Africa Media Freedom Seriously Threatened Source: Amnesty International Obama denounces …

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Q&A on press freedom in Sub-Saharan Africa with Jennifer Dunham of Freedom House

Today’s date, May 3, has since 1993 been designated World Press Freedom Day by the United Nations General Assembly.  According to the UN, the theme for 2015 is “Let Journalism Thrive! Towards better reporting, gender equality and media safety in the digital age.” Last week, in a ceremony in New York jointly hosted by the …

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