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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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