United Nations reaffirms commitment to reforms

By Zoë Gorman In his first speech in London since taking office in January, UN Secretary-General, António Guterres has outlined plans for a more nimble, modernized and responsive United Nations, touching on sensitive issues including the restructuring of the International Criminal Court. Framed like the US President’s  ‘State of the Union’…

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Advertising as weapon against media freedom

By George Ogola National governments remain the single largest source of revenue for news organizations in Africa. In Rwanda, for example, a staggering 85-90% of advertising revenue comes from the public sector. In Kenya, it’s estimated that 30% of newspaper revenue comes from government advertising. In 2013, the government spent Ksh40 million in two weeks just…

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