Attacked Somali Editor Still in Pain

Somali journalist Hanad Ali Guled yet to fully recover about three weeks after the attack on him in Mogadishu. Reports say the Goobjoog Television editor was stabbed and robbed by unidentified men on 23rd June in Wadajir district of Mogadishu. “The journalist was accosted by men who stabbed him and took away two mobile phones from him before taking…

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Will Press Council Bill enhance or kill the media?

The Nigeria Press Council was established as a regulatory agency for the profession. The body was championed by media owners before it was taken over by the government. An attempt to amend the Press Council bill is now generating controversy. The bill titled “A Bill for an Act to amend the Nigeria Press Council Act CAP N128, Laws of…

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WPFD: AMDF Reaffirms Committment To Press Freedom

Every year, May 3rd is set aside as a day to call to mind the principles of journalism and the many challenges confronting the media in the discharge of their duties. Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) empathizes with the struggles of African journalists who are constantly on the frontline, showing courage and resilience despite the many challenges. The year…

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Investigate and Punish Culprits Behind the Death of Nigerian Journalist-AMDF

Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) is saddened by the death of 20 year old Nigerian journalist who was found dead four days after being declared missing. Reports say Onifade Pelumi, is a 200L student of  Mass Communication at Tai Solarin University of Education, Ogun State, South West Nigeria, who also interns with Gboah TV was arrested on October 24…

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End Impunity – Provide Justice For Killed African Journalists

November 2 was proclaimed the International Day to End Impunity for crimes Against Journalists by the United Nations General Assembly after two French Journalists were assassinated in Mali on this day in the year 2013. The day is marked to call on authorities concerned to help protect journalists by raising awareness about the need for justice against their killers….

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NBC Must Revoke Sanction Against Nigerian Private Broadcasters, AMDF Says

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) must immediately withdraw the fine against Arise TV, AIT and Channels TV over the coverage of the #EndSARS protests in Nigeria. The NBC released a statement dated October 26th alleging that the User Generated Sources (UGS) in the coverage of the #EndSARS protest by the above mentioned television stations were unverified and a breach…

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AMDF Condemns Arrest of Ethiopian Journalisst-Temesgen Desalegn

Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) condemns the arrest of Ethiopian-journalist Temesgen Desalegn, owner of Feteh magazine and the editor Misgan Zinabe. His younger brother, Tariku Desalegn who reported the arrest on his facebook page said a large number of police rounded Temegen’s office on Wednesday October 14 and asked for his whereabouts. “Temesgen, who wasn’t in his office at the…

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Nigerian Authorities Must make Journalists Safety Top Priority in October Elections-AMDF

Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) is saddened by the attack on Premium Times reporter Samson Adenekan and GeeTV cameraman Offel Nathaniel while covering governorship election in Edo state Nigeria. A group of unidentified men numbered 50 reportedly attacked the journalists who had separately  filmed them attempting to bribe people to vote for their candidate during the just concluded elections…

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South Sudan: Stop Arbitrary Detention of Journalists – Release Jackson Ochaya

Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) is appalled by the detention of Jackson Ochaya and the unabated threats against South Sudanese No. 1 Citizen Newspapers. On 31st August 2020, Jackson Ochaya and Kiden Stella Mandela, the acting manager for No. 1 Citizen Newspaper, were summoned by the National Security Service (NSS) for questioning over an article involving the National Salvation…

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Somali Authorities Must Refrain from Harassment of Journalists-AMDF

Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) strongly condemns the arrest of Somali journalists -Khadar Awl Ismail and Abdiqani Ahmed Mohamed in the line of duty. Khadar Awl Ismail works as director of Radio Daljir and Abdiqani Ahmed Mohammed works as producer for one of Puntland region’s popular  broadcaster-Radio Daljir. Reports say the journalists had an on air interview on September…

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