Tag Archives: press freedoms

25 February 20

Tanzania: Journalist Erick Kabendera freed, seven months after arrest

Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera has been released, seven months after his arrest.

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05 February 20

HRW accuses Burundi of ‘flawed trial’ over jailed journalists

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused Burundi of convicting four journalists in “a flawed trial”.

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19 December 19

A review of John Magufuli’s Tanzania in 2019

Throughout 2019, Tanzania President John Magufuli has been accused of repressing political freedom and human rights in the country. This continues a worrying trend in Tanzania, following a string of measures in 2018 affecting the rights of political opposition, journalists,
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29 November 19

HRW urges South Sudan to free detained journalist

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is calling upon authorities in South Sudan to release journalist it says has been arbitrarily detained.

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16 October 19

HRW: Uganda’s media clampdown intensifies

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Ugandan government is intensifying its clampdown on media and press freedoms in the East African country.

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30 September 19

Eritrea: Amnesty joins calls release of political prisoners

Amnesty International has joined calls from a number of rights groups seeking the release of 11 politicians and 17 journalists being held as political prisoners in Eritrea, since 2001.

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19 September 19

These are the worst African countries for press freedom in 2019

Earlier this week, Eritrea ranked as the world’s most censored country in a report released by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Equatorial Guinea also featured in the world’s top ten most censored country, coming in at eighth in the
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03 August 19

Kenyan court rejects ‘repressive’ content laws

A Kenyan judge has declared a section of communications laws that ban the sharing “obscene material” online as unconstitutional.

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05 April 19

Burundi extends BBC, VOA bans as media crackdown continues

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.

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28 February 19

Tanzania suspends newspaper over story on falling shilling

Tanzania has suspended newspaper The Citizen for seven days after the publication ran a story on the falling value of the Tanzanian shilling.

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