2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 900 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 15 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … Continue reading 2015 in review

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State broadcaster fires 20 journalists

Reporters Without Borders condemns last week’s politically-motivated dismissal of 20 journalists from Oromia Radio and Television Organization (ORTO), the main state-owned broadcaster in Oromia, Ethiopia’s largest regional State. Read more State broadcaster fires 20 journalists for “narrow political views” - Reporters Without Borders.

African states should reverse curtailment of press freedom | The People

By Ochieng Agolla The conviction of Nairobi-based Aljazeera journalist Peter Greste and two of his colleagues in Egypt last week elicited international condemnation from international press and human rights organisation. Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Mohamed Bare were sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of aiding terrorists and endangering national security. Analysts see the … Continue reading African states should reverse curtailment of press freedom | The People