08-Jan-2021 to 05:30

S/Africa’s state broadcaster to dismiss over 300 employees

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — The state-controlled South African Broadcasting Corporation has decided to dismiss over 300 employees following failed talks to keep the workers permanently on the payroll, the broadcaster said on Thursday.

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30-Dec-2020 to 22:51

Rwanda's media regulator in youtube registration U-turn

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The Rwanda Media Commission (RMC), a self-regulatory body for media in the country on Wednesday announced it has revised its controversial decision to register all YouTube channels, saying this was not appropriate and timely.

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18-Dec-2020 to 16:44

COVID-19 and W/Africa: 1,920 new cases, 11 new deaths in 24 hours

APA-Freetown-(Sierra Leone) — The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has recorded 1,920 new cases and 11 new deaths of COVID-19 in past 24 hours, official figures show on Friday.

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18-Dec-2020 to 16:41

Rwanda introduces regulatory framework for youtube channels

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The Rwanda Media Commission (RMC) has begun registering YouTube channels in a new crackdown on content deemed 'unprofessional' where registration requires Rwf 50,000 ($52) for owners who must prove that they are trained journalists, an authoritative source revealed Friday to APA in Kigali.

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17-Dec-2020 to 05:55

Zimbabwean telecoms billionaire joins Netflix board

APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — Global content platform and production company Netflix has appointed Zimbabwean telecommunications billionaire Strive Masiyiwa to its board of directors, the company said on Thursday.

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12-Dec-2020 to 09:43

Ethiopia’s council of ministers enacts new Media Proclamation law

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — The Ethiopian council of ministers on Friday enacted a new Media Proclamation law which governs print and broadcast media as well as to combat what it called disinformation and hate speech on social media.

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24-Nov-2020 to 14:20

S/Africa: Embattled SABC shelves retrenchment plans… temporarily

APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — South Africa’s embattled public broadcaster said Tuesday that it was suspending retrenchments of around 400 employees until the end of December to allow ongoing consultations with workers unions to take place.

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