Internet and text messaging services were restored in Ethiopia on Tuesday after a week-long outage.
Burundi’s government has extended a ban on media organisations the BBC and VOA while increasing the extent of restrictions against journalists in the country.
A group of six bloggers released from prison in 2015 have shared their experience on the control of digital media, surveillance and censorship in Ethiopia. Speaking publicly for the first time at the recently concluded Forum on Internet Freedom in
Rwanda has made it illegal for cartoonists and writers to publish work that “humiliates” public officials, as part of new revisions to the country’s penal code.
Tanzania’s government on Tuesday won a court case against bloggers and activists attempting to block new online publishing regulations.
Tanzania is introducing a bill that includes strict regulations for bloggers, social media users and other online content publishers.
Ethiopia has shut down internet access for its citizens as students in the country sit national exams.
Tanzanian President John Magufuli warned the country’s media organisations to “be careful” on Friday after sacking a minister for defending press freedom.
An Ethiopian blogger and activist has been sentenced to more than five years in prison after a lengthy and controversial court case.