Four African journalists and advocates discuss the state of press freedom on the continent. According to human rights groups, press freedom advocates and African journalists themselves, many countries are seeing a rise in attacks on journalists as access to the Internet increases slowly and use of technology to distribute news rises. The panelists: Kassahun Yilma, a former staff writer at the acclaimed and government-shuttered Ethiopian news magazine, Addis Neger, and this current CUNY Graduate School of Journalism's International Journalist in Residence; Agnes Taille, an awarding winning Cameroonian radio and television reporter, who was attacked by supporters of the long-time president after critical reporting, and the 2011 International Journalist in Residence; Omoyele Sowore, a Nigerian activist and publisher of Sahara Reporters, a website that offers reports from journalists and citizen reporters on the continent; Mohamed Keita, the Committee to Protect Journalists' advocacy coordinator for Africa. Garry Pierre-Pierre, host of CUNY TV's Independent Sources and executive director of CUNY's Center for Community and Ethnic Media, moderated the Oct. 16 discussion, co-sponsored by CPJ and the school's International Reporting Program.

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