Tag Archives: Press freedom

01 September 19

CPJ: Detained Tanzanian journalist needs urgent medical attention

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says detained Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera needs urgent medical attention.

06 August 19

Tanzania charges journalist with money laundering, tax evasion

Authorities in Tanzania on Monday charged investigative journalist, Erick Kabendera, with money laundering, tax evasion and assisting organised crime.

03 August 19

Uganda: Stella Nyanzi sentenced to 18 months in prison

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.

01 August 19

Amnesty International calls for release of Tanzanian journalist

Amnesty International has called for the release of Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera who was taken from his home and detained on July 29.

19 July 19

Burundi: Notorious militia chief named head of state broadcaster

Burundi has appointed the leader of the ruling party’s notorious youth league militia as head of its state-run broadcaster.

06 May 19

Press freedoms are improving in Ethiopia, but progress is being held back

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,
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19 April 19

Ethiopia, Gambia most improved in 2019 Press Freedom Index

Ethiopia and Gambia have shown the most improvement in the latest Press Freedom Index published by Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

08 February 19

Uganda: BBC journalists arrested by police

Police in Uganda have arrested a group of BBC investigative journalists in the country’s capital, Kampala.

03 October 18

Rwanda makes it illegal for cartoonists to ‘humiliate’ officials

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.

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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