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Politics and Media in Southern Africa

21–23 September 1999, Safari Court Hotel, Windhoek, Namibia

The publication is a compilation of papers presented at two conferences for journalists held in Windhoek, Namibia and Durban, South Africa in 1999. The Windhoek conference was funded by KAS’s Harare office and the countries represented at this regional conference were Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The Durban conference, which was a national conference involving only South African journalists, was funded by KAS’s Johannesburg office.In order to provide a legal perspective, we have included the statutes of the Republic of South Africa – Radio: Independent Media Commission Act No. 148 of 1993 and the Press Laws of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Table of Contents

I. MEDIA AND POLITICS: THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA IN PROMOTING DEMOCRACY AND GOOD GOVERNANCE

Introduction

Opening Remarks

Michael Schlicht, Regional Representative, Central and Southern Africa, Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAF)

Official Opening Address

Ben Amathila, Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Namibia

COUNTRY POSITION PAPERS

Obstacles and Challenges Facing the Media in:

Kenya

Henry Owuor, Nation Newspapers, Nairobi

Malawi

Peter Kumwenda, Editor, The Champion, Lilongwe

South Africa

Xolisa Vapi, Political Reporter, The Independent on Saturday, Durban

Tanzania

Matilda Kasanga, The Guardian Limited, Dar-es-Salaam

Uganda

Tom Gawaya-Tegulle, The New Vision, Kampala

Zambia

Masautso Phiri, Zambia Independent Media Association, Lusaka

Zimbabwe

Davison S. Maruziva, The Daily News, Harare

The Media and Ethics

Pushpa A. Jamieson, The Chronicle, Lilongwe, Malawi

The Media and Elections

Raymond Louw, Editor and Publisher, Southern Africa Report

Investigative Journalism: the Police Perspective

Martin S. Simbi, Principal, Police Staff College, Zimbabwe Republic Police

II. KONRAD ADENAUER FOUNDATION JOURNALISM WORKSHOP: THE MEDIA IN SOUTHERN AFRICA

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Michael Plesch, Head: Africa Department, KAF, Germany

Konrad Adenauer Foundation Activities in South Africa

Dr Michael Lange', Resident Representative, KAF, South Africa

The Media in Southern Africa

Peter Fabricius, Foreign Editor, Independent Newspapers, Johannesburg

The Legal Situation of the Media: a Comparative Analysis of South Africa, Germany and Latin America

Frank Priess, KAF Director Media and Democracy, Latin America

The Internet as a Medium for Journalism

Arrie Rossouw, Editor, Beeld

Community Radio Stations as Democratic Institutions

Alan Fransman''an Fransman'' Fransman''ransman''nsman''man''n''', Institute for the Advancement of Journalism

III. PRESS LAWS IN SOUTH AFRICA AND GERMANY

Statutes of the Republic of South Africa – Radio Independent Media Commission Act No. 148 of 1993

Press Laws in the Federal Republic of Germany