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TMP is bringing together 30 journalists in DR Congo to discuss how to cover that country's struggle with poverty, war, and corruption even as government officials harass and imprison reporters.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013, will go down in Sierra Leone media history as a day that gave and took away.
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For too long many of us have carried on as if we are engaged in a lesser profession. Journalism and other media work are too important for any practitioner to be a mediocre.
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The jailed publisher of FrontPageAfrica, who had been on a hunger strike since his imprisonment in August, 2013, has been granted a "compassionate release."
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The Press Union of Liberia President Abdullai Kamara has condemned the arrest and prosecution of Radio host Henry Costa as an act against freedom of speech in Liberia.
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“A free and independent press is the best thermometer of the exercise of democracy and guarantor of the protection of human rights,” says the Burundian journalist Anaclet Hakizimana.
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The positive outcome from this first regional "checkup" of Poynter Fellows speaks to the need for local events around the world to keep the Leadership Fellows program on the cutting edge.
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Blogs and social networks provide some of the best and most reliable information about events in Burkina Faso despite government censorship.
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Online publications have been tested in Tanzania following the ban on two dailies' news operations.
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Critics are speaking out against Burundi's new media law that forbids reporting on matters that could undermine national security, public order or the economy.
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