July 2011 Blog Posts (14)




The Rural Media Network Pakistan (RMNP) has invited nominations for its annual Sadiq Press Freedom Award. 


The award, instituted by RMNP  with support of  WORLD ASSOCIATION OF NEWSPAPERS AND NEWS PUBLISHERS  carries a cash award of US $ 1500 , (PKR  125,000). The award will be announced on September 5, 2011.


The Sadiq Press Freedom Award  is intended to honour a person,…


Added by Ehsan Ahmed Sehar on July 28, 2011 at 12:56 — No Comments


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I am a freelance writer and journalist.  I am so excited to have found this journalist community and site where real news can be reported and read.  In addition to being a freelance writer, I work as a best practices advocate for a leading web based provider of email templates and email marketing…


Added by Edith Li on July 26, 2011 at 19:53 — No Comments

Ugandan journalist remains in custody

Ugandan journalist who mysteriously disappeared on  July 13 , 2011 is being held by an anti-terrorist unit on suspicion of involvement in “subversive” activities

Augustine “Rouks” Okello, a presenter on Lira-based Radio Rhino FM is being held in an undisclosed location in Kampala by the Joint Anti-Terrorism Taskforce (JATT), which still has not taken him before a judge.

Okello was arrested as part of a probe into the death of Edison Muzoora, a dissident colonel who deserted the…


Added by GEORGE OKORE on July 26, 2011 at 17:04 — No Comments

Ethopian Editor finally released on bail

An editor with state-owned Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency (ERTA) Haileyesus Worku,, and one of his reporters, Abdulsemed Mohammed, were last week  finally released on bail of 5,000 birr (205 euros) after being held for 15 months on charges of illegally selling state-owned news content for personal gain.

 The court has scheduled a hearing for November 12, 2011 to hear defense arguments. The two journalists are meanwhile banned from leaving the country. They were arrested on…


Added by GEORGE OKORE on July 26, 2011 at 9:03 — No Comments

Sudan fines another woman journalist for reporting rape allegations.

Sudanese journalist Amal Habani, a woman reporter for the daily Al-Jarida has been fined  2,000 pounds (600 euros) or a month in jail for reporting a woman activist’s claims that she was raped by members of the security forces.

As Habani refused to pay the fine, she was immediately taken to Omdurman women’s prison, northwest of the capital, to begin serving the jail sentence. Habani was convicted by Judge Modather Al-Rasheed of the Khartoum media court, who fined her editor, Saadeldin…


Added by GEORGE OKORE on July 26, 2011 at 8:56 — No Comments

Al Shabaab condemned over radio station attack

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ)  has strongly condemned  continued attacks on the media by Al-Shabaab militant group by imposing severe restrictions over a private radio station in Middle Shabelle region after threatening to take over illegitimately.


Radio Jowhar, the only FM station in Jowhar, the headquarters of Middle Shabelle…


Added by GEORGE OKORE on July 25, 2011 at 12:23 — 1 Comment

After Norwegian massacre – Way forward to prevent similar actions

Immediately after the terror attack in Norway the finger of blame was at radical Islam and Al Qaeda. Now, when the extent of the massacre is clear and when the murderer is arrested, one may notice that the correct address can be found in the extreme right wing - the "white power" circles. To prevent similar event in future Applying…


Added by Ari Rusila on July 24, 2011 at 16:33 — No Comments

Frustrated Headteacher Threatens to Abandon pupils

Francis Npong, Mbatingna, N/R…


Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on July 24, 2011 at 10:30 — No Comments

Ghana Breaks Guinea Worm Transmission

By: Francis Npong, Tamale

From a frightening figure of 180,000 cases in 1986 to about…

Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on July 24, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

DCE Entangled in 45,000 Ghana Cedis Scandal

.....as farmers explore avenues to retrieve money

From: Francis Npong …


Added by Npong Balikawu Francis on July 24, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

CL!CK ABOUT IT Worldwide Photography Competition Launches for a Third Round!!

Hey People!


The CL!CK3 Worldwide Photography Competition has officially launched and is in full swing! The competition is organised/sponsored by the European Journalism Centre, Oxfam and the European…


Added by Hanna McLean on July 8, 2011 at 14:00 — No Comments

Est du Cameroun: Les villages se meurent

Les villages se meurent…

Added by Christelle Kouétcha on July 7, 2011 at 11:33 — No Comments

Déjà 1371 cas de choléra dans le Littoral

  • Six nouveaux cas de choléra ont été dépistés dans la ville de Douala cette semaine. 


Depuis le 1er janvier 2011, on enregistre déjà 1371 cas de choléra dans la région du Littoral. Soit, 77 cas déclarés positifs par le Centre Pasteur de Yaoundé. La journée du lundi 04 juillet au mardi 05 juillet 2011, 6 cas de choléra ont été enregistrés dans les districts de Deïdo, Logbaba et New-Bell. 34 personnes ont…


Added by Christelle Kouétcha on July 7, 2011 at 11:12 — 1 Comment

Taking the freedom of expression to extremes in Russia

One week ago experienced journalist and blogger Nikolay Troitsky wrote in his Russian language blog he dreamt of blowing up all the gay people with a special bomb. If you haven’t heard of this, please refer to this post in my journalism-related blog.

Probably the most surprising was the polar feedback coming from Russian journalists, bloggers, officials and social activists. However most feedback dealt with the context of…


Added by Valery Levchenko on July 4, 2011 at 8:11 — 3 Comments

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