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Netflix Stands By film ‘365 Days’ Accused Of Glorifying Sex Trafficking

Netflix Stands By film ‘365 Days’ Accused Of Glorifying Sex Trafficking

Netflix said on Friday it will continue to stream the Polish film “365 Days” amid calls for its withdrawal including by British singer Duffy who said it glamorised “the brutal reality of sex trafficking, kidnapping and rape”. Welsh singer-songwriter Aimee Duffy, known as Duffy, released an open letter on Thursday to Netflix Chief Executive Reed […]

Female Journalists Admonished To Embrace New Technology

Female Journalists Admonished To Embrace New Technology

Female journalists from Africa and beyond have been called upon to acquire more skills and knowledge on the use of new technologies that would make them communicate to the masses better. Speaking when she opened a five day leadership training for female journalists drawn from 13 countries of Africa also known as boot camp, taking […]

Jailed, Killed, Incarcerated For Reporting Their Stories

Jailed, Killed, Incarcerated  For Reporting Their Stories

 A near-record number of journalists around the world are behind bars for their work, including two Reuters reporters whose imprisonment in Myanmar has drawn international criticism, according to a report released on Thursday. There were 251 journalists jailed for doing their jobs as of Dec. 1, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in an annual […]

Newspaper Headline Helps Woman Retrieve Lost Cash In Sudan

Newspaper Headline Helps Woman Retrieve Lost  Cash In Sudan

Office employee Hanan Mohammad Abdelrahman had never thought it possible to lose a huge sum of money sent to her from her cousin working abroad to help his family buy a home. Hanan said in a Sudanow interview that after cashing the sum in Sudanese pounds, she took the money secured to her by the […]

Improve Gender Balance -Phumzile Mlambo-Ngucka

Improve Gender Balance -Phumzile Mlambo-Ngucka

 African media still have a long way to go to achieve gender equality because women’s voices are underrepresented in science, sports and other development issues. This was said on Wednesday August 22 by UN Women executive director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngucka, at the summit dubbed: Gender and News Summit 2018, Reporting on Sustainable Development in Tanzania. According […]

Tanzania In Media Crackdown, Closes Third Newspaper

Tanzania In Media Crackdown, Closes Third Newspaper

Tanzania on Friday shut down another newspaper, the third since June. The action is coming on the heels of the warning by President John Magufuli earlier in the year that the days of newspapers his government viewed as unethical were numbered. Hassan Abbasi, the Director-General of the state-run Tanzania Information Services, said in a statement […]

South Africa: Regulatory Body To Look At Gender-Based Violence In Media

South Africa: Regulatory Body To Look At Gender-Based Violence In Media

The Film and Publication Board (FPB) plans to review its current classification guidelines, and look specifically at how the media affects gender-based violence, the regulatory body said on Monday. The process would start with a meeting about “sexual violence and its prevalence in the media” in Boksburg on Thursday, FBP acting chief operations officer Abongile […]

Over 9 Million Nigerian Children Are Abused Annually

Over 9 Million Nigerian Children Are Abused Annually

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) office in Nigeria has disclosed that over nine million Nigerian children are abused annually. UNICEF Communication Officer in Lagos, Mrs Blessing Ejiofor who said this on Wednesday at the opening of a 2-day “Media Workshop on Ethical Reporting on Children”, urged journalists in the country to report child right […]

We Will Fight The Media Tooth And Nail – White House

We Will Fight The Media Tooth And Nail – White House

The White House vowed on Sunday to fight the news media “tooth and nail” over what it sees as unfair attacks, with a top adviser saying the Trump administration had presented “alternative facts” to counter low inauguration crowd estimates. On his first full day as president, Trump said he had a “running war” with the […]

Journalists Arrest Tests Powerful Army

Journalists Arrest Tests Powerful Army

 The January 19 raid on the offices of an online investigative news organization in Nigeria’s capital Abuja is part of a continuing government attempt to quash bad publicity. Dapo Olorunyomi, the widely respected publisher of Premium Times, was arrested, along with judicial reporter Evelyn Okakwu, after the site published three articles to which Chief of […]

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