Uganda Issues New Directives for Foreign Journalists

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Human rights activists are denouncing a new Ugandan directive to scrutinize journalists working for foreign media. On Thursday, Paul Ekochu, the chairman of the Ugandan government’s Media Council, said journalists working in the country for foreign outlets

Biden Can’t Save Europe From Buzzwords

European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen gives a statement on the New Pact for Migration and Asylum at the European Commission in Brussels, on September 23, 2020. STEPHANIE LECOCQ/POOL/AFP via Getty Images A former European Union official—apparently in

As George Floyd Protests Rock U.S., Africans Take to the Streets, Internet to Vent about Inequality

On American TV, CNN’s Brianna Keiler summed up, better than anyone, what is taking place in the United States following the May 25 killing of George Floyd. You are watching America’s reckoning, the anchor of CNN’s mid-day Newsroom program narrated. She went to list the many unprecedented changes that have occurred, so quickly, some of…

A Media Breakdown of the Plot to Oust WHO Chief, Tedros Ghebreyesus

When Tedros Adhanon Ghebreyesus ascended to the top of leadership at the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2017, my colleague, Raevyn Goates wrote about it at Africa Agenda. Ghebreyesus won the vote in 2017 by 63 %, which was an overwhelming 133 votes out of 185 votes cast. He was the first director-general of the…

Reporters must understand the transformation of Africa post-independence, says Professor Malcolm Newton

Today we bring to you Part 3 of Africa Agenda’s Celebration of World Press Freedom Day in 2019: A discussion about media issues impacting journalists in the African continent.  Greetings to our all of guests in the United States and around the world.  Lessons to be learned: Students must learn the ethics of the profession…

Be careful what you share on Facebook, says Professor Ben Bongang

Today we bring to you Part 2 of Africa Agenda’s Celebration of World Press Freedom Day in 2019. Greetings to our all of guests in the United States and around the world.  Lesson to be learned: High-quality news is important News managers must make a clear distinction between reporting and opinion writing Africans must learn…