01-Jun-2020 to 02:35

Media a key partner in COVID-19 fight – Ramaphosa

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s media has played a “pivotal role” in disseminating coronavirus pandemic messages to the public since the first case was reported in March, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.

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28-May-2020 to 10:03

Rights group urges S/African authorities to probe assault of journalist

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Media rights group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Thursday called on the South African authorities to guarantee the freedom and safety of journalists covering the coronavirus epidemic and to punish all those responsible for abuses against reporters.

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20-May-2020 to 14:08

Sierra Leone: telecom firm cries foul over network blockage

APA-Freetown-(Sierra Leone) — QCELL, a telecommunication company operating in Sierra Leone, has accused its rivals of denying it the right to access their networks, reports said on Wednesday.

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12-May-2020 to 10:02

IFJ demands unconditional release of missing Mozambican journalist

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The International Federation of Journalists on Tuesday called on the Mozambican government to ensure the safe return of a journalist allegedly abducted by the army more than a month ago in the troubled northern province of Cabo Delgado.

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10-May-2020 to 08:19

Is Covid-19 decimating S/Africa’s media industry?

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — There is not a corner of South African business life that the six-week lockdown has not adversely affected – and the country’s media landscape is no exception to this rule.

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09-May-2020 to 09:06

Sierra Leone’s RAIC calls for accurate data collection on COVID-19

APA-Freetown-(Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone’s Rights to Access Information Commission (RAIC) is urging both public and private institutions to collect and provide accurate data on COVID-19 that has infected 257 people and claimed 17 lives in the country, according to official figures on Saturday.

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08-May-2020 to 18:57

Morocco creates communication hub to combat Covid-19

APA-Rabat (Morocco) — A communication platform between citizens and law enforcement agencies has been launched by the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) in Morocco with the aim of reporting behaviours and facts that go against the state of health emergency, in force in the kingdom since March 20.

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