Tag Archives: Censorship

01 June 18

Tanzania: Government wins court case to implement online regulations

Tanzania’s government on Tuesday won a court case against bloggers and activists attempting to block new online publishing regulations.

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.

01 June 17

Ethiopia shuts down internet ahead of national exams

Ethiopia has shut down internet access for its citizens as students in the country sit national exams.

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.

12 July 16

Ethiopia Blocks Social Media for Exams Period

Ethiopia has blocked access to Facebook and other popular social networks during the university entrance exam period.

19 May 16

Ethiopia: Activist Blogger Sentence to More Than 5 Years in Jail

An Ethiopian blogger and activist has been sentenced to more than five years in prison after a lengthy and controversial court case.

08 May 16

Africa: Journalists Highlight the State of Human Rights With Their Lives

On Tuesday, World Press Freedom Day recounted some of the most horrific cases of human rights violations against journalists and media officials. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) marked the occasion by calling it a “great year for censorship,” ironically hailing the successes
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04 May 16

World Press Freedom Day Marks Another Year of Violence Against Journalists

Every year World Press Freedom Day tells some of the most horrific cases of violence against journalists from the last 12 months and previous years.

15 April 16

Sudan: NISS Seizes Al-Taghyeer Newspaper From Print

Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) has seized print editions of daily newspaper Al-Taghyeer.

08 March 16

Sudan Journalists Agree to End Hunger Strike

A group of 30 journalists who had staged Sudan’s largest ever hunger protest have agreed to end their demonstration after the government pledged to defer their case to the Constitutional Court.


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