Tag Archives: press freedoms

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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05 June 18

Press freedom is becoming even more elusive in East Africa

Press freedom has never been abundant in East Africa but the past few months have seen some of the region’s leading nations implement regulations that stifle media organisations, journalists and publishers. Kenya’s cybercrime bill is being criticised by many as
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