World Association of News Publishers


Declaration of Table Mountain

The President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, will sign the Declaration of Table Mountain, which calls for the repeal of criminal defamation and insult laws in Africa, at a ceremony at the Palais des Congres in Niamey, Niger, on Wednesday, 30 November, at 10 am.

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Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2011-11-29 11:02

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2011-06-29 15:38

Les gouvernements du monde entier disposent d’un arsenal de lois pernicieuses pour imposer le silence aux médias indépendants, mais c’est sur le continent africain que ces dispositifs sont les plus complets et les plus promptement déployés.

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Alison Meston

Date

2011-02-16 19:01

Le Prix Nobel de la paix, Desmond Tutu d’Afrique du Sud, appuie la déclaration de la Montagne de la Table, un appel lancé par l’industrie des médias aux chefs d’État africains pour qu’ils abolissent les lois sur la diffamation et l’injure publiques et replacent la liberté de la presse au cœur des discussions.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2011-02-16 16:04

Abolishing 'Insult Laws' and Criminal Defamation in Africa and Setting a Free Press Higher on the Agenda

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Andrew Heslop's picture

Andrew Heslop

Date

2011-02-16 14:56

WAN-IFRA wrote to Rwandan President Paul Kagame to protest recent calls for harsh sentences against journalists.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2011-01-17 00:00

An arsenal of pernicious legislation is at the disposal of governments the world over when it comes to suppressing independent media, but the toolbox of legal devices is seldom more complete or readily deployed than on the African continent.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2011-01-14 17:19

Nigerien journalist and president of the Maison de la Press, Boubacar Diallo, shows how you can use presidential elections to put a free press higher on the agenda.

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Alison Meston

Date

2011-01-12 18:30

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu of South Africa has endorsed the Declaration of Table Mountain, a media industry call to African heads of state to repeal insult and criminal defamation laws and place a free press higher on the political agenda.

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Andrew Heslop

Date

2010-07-08 23:00

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