Tag Archives: Press freedom

24 December 17

DRC: CPJ calls for release of journalist held over defamation claim

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is calling for the immediate release of a broadcast journalist in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), who is being held over accusations of defamation.

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06 December 17

Ethiopia is spying on people around the world who criticise its government

Authorities in Ethiopia are attempting to spy on people who criticise the country’s government by targeting them with malware attacks, according to a new report by Citizen Lab.

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24 November 17

Uganda: Journalists face treason charges over Museveni ‘Rwanda coup’ story

Three journalists in Uganda are facing charges of treason after a story was published that claimed President Yoweri Museveni is planning to overthrow the government in neighbouring Rwanda.

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26 September 17

Tanzania targets bloggers, websites in new online media regulation

Tanzania is introducing a bill that includes strict regulations for bloggers, social media users and other online content publishers.

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26 July 17

South Sudan: Government blocks access to independent websites

South Sudan’s government has blocked access to numerous independent news websites, according to internet users in the country.

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21 June 17

Tanzania: Paper banned for two years, editor threatened

Tanzanian newspaper Mawio is facing a two-year ban after reporting on a misconduct investigation that implicates two former presidents.

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02 May 17

RSF: No media freedom in Burundi, latest report says

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says there is “no media freedom” in Burundi after the country dropped four places in its latest press freedom ranking.

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15 April 17

Press freedom in East Africa is becoming even more elusive

Press freedom is an elusive concept in much of Africa and many other parts of the world. However, there’s this notion that journalists, bloggers and commentators in general are enjoying a progressively more open environment to express their views and
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05 April 17

Tanzania: President fires minister over press freedom row, sends warning shot to media

Tanzanian President John Magufuli warned the country’s media organisations to “be careful” on Friday after sacking a minister for defending press freedom.

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11 October 16

South Sudan: Journalist In Hiding After Reports on Leaders’ War Profiteering

A South Sudanese journalist and human right activist is on the run from security forces after being accused of providing information for a recent Sentry Report that revealed war profiteering by the country’s leaders.

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