The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says detained Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera needs urgent medical attention.
Authorities in Tanzania on Monday charged investigative journalist, Erick Kabendera, with money laundering, tax evasion and assisting organised crime.
Ugandan women’s rights activist, Stella Nyanzi, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty of cyber harassment over comments made about President Yoweri Museveni.
Amnesty International has called for the release of Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera who was taken from his home and detained on July 29.
Burundi has appointed the leader of the ruling party’s notorious youth league militia as head of its state-run broadcaster.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has been vocal about press freedoms in Ethiopia for many years – particularly the suppression placed against journalists and members of the media under previous regimes. Under the rule of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed,
Ethiopia and Gambia have shown the most improvement in the latest Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).
Police in Uganda have arrested a group of BBC investigative journalists in the country’s capital, Kampala.
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.
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.