Nelly Bassily | April 28, 2008
Do you know the media rights (and restrictions) provided under law in your country? Do you know how press freedom in your country compares to other African countries? A team of African scholars working through the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, undertook a study of press legislation in ten multi-party democratic countries.
The study includes an overview of existing media legislation in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia, as well as a comparative analysis. It also aims to verofy legislation in these countries against regional and international standards and best-practices in the area of media law conducive to freedom of expression. To view the full study online, visit: http://portal.unesco.org/ci/fr/files/25479/11915762761medialegislationinafrica_web.pdf/medialegislationinafrica_web.pdf.