Understanding World Press Freedom Day

Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right as stated in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media…

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What’s the Price of Peace?

Emerging post-conflict Sudan has paid significant price for peace, says the country’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour while exchanging views with visiting American journalists. In the words of Sudan’s top diplomat “… for the price of peace it has been too high to have part of the country to…

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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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