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Africa: PSM regional roundup

2022 is revealing itself to be yet another testing year for independent media in Africa. But some gains have been made for media freedom and innovations.

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Challenges for public media in Namibia

From funding constraints to media freedom issues and COVID-19, Namibia's public broadcaster has faced serious challenges in recent months.

Press Freedom digital safety

Global Call Out: Media Freedom & COVID-19

As the coronavirus pandemic takes its toll, governments around the world are taking steps to curtail media freedom, just as the public need it most. Here we take a look at Central and Eastern Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Uganda

Silencing the Twitter-Chatter

Legislation to fight ‘fake news’ and cyber-crimes across Sub-Saharan Africa endangers press freedom

Digital switchover in Nigeria hits another speed bump

Nigeria’s journey towards digital transition has faltered once more after missing another deadline. But the country aims to continue steps towards a digital future with a slower, phased switchover.

Nigeria ’s broadcasting commission clamps down on licence fees

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) of Nigeria has issued a stern warning to broadcasters with outstanding licence fees, threatening them with sanctions and shutdown if they do not comply.

Zambian government to award 60% share in ZNBC to China’s TopStar

Zambia’s government refuses to back down on a decision to award 60% share in the national broadcaster, despite a public outcry and rebukes from the opposition.

New head of Gambian broadcaster commits to independence

The new head of Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) is committed to ensuring the editorial independence of the state broadcaster.

Citizen Journalism & Public Media in Namibia

Our bid for an Innovate Africa project fund.

Anonymous hackers take down South African broadcaster's website

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has recently been subjected to a series of cyber-attacks from the Anonymous group as a protest against alleged censorship.