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Officials raid Kwekwe Radio Station, Zimbabwe

Officials from the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe and Transmedia last week ransacked Kwekwe Community Radio station's offices…

14 Mar 2017

Lesotho government takes two radio stations off air

Four days ahead of the commemoration of the World Radio Day on 13 February 2017, the government of Lesotho cut the broadcasting signals of two local radio stations…

16 Feb 2017

UN urges Cameroon to restore internet services

The UN Special Rapporteur will continue to monitor developments in Cameroon closely, and is at the disposal of the authorities to provide assistance or advice as required…

14 Feb 2017

West Africa media: hope for The Gambia

West Africa media round-up: hope for The Gambia, police crackdown on Nigerian media and more…

13 Feb 2017

22 ‘watchdog' projects in Africa win funding

22 digital and journalism ‘watchdog' projects across Africa win $1 million in funding and technology support…

3 Feb 2017

War of words with Nigerian army lands journalists in jail

The harassment of journalists in recent times is completely antithetical to democratic values and norms at the core of which are the rights to free speech and media freedom…

1 Feb 2017

Condemnation for attack wounding seven journalists in Somalia

There has been global condemnation for a terror attack in which seven journalists were also wounded…

27 Jan 2017

Malawi's Times Group closure questioned by Media Institute

Malawi media outlet closed after publishing stories on 'maize gate'…

24 Jan 2017

Cameroon clamp down on media freedoms

Cameroonian authorities should immediately reverse a decision to suspend independent broadcaster Radio Hot Cocoa 94 FM, says the CPJ…

16 Jan 2017

Two journalists sentenced in Ethiopia on terror charges

The Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned the prison sentences handed down to two journalists from the Ethiopian faith-based station Radio Bilal...

5 Jan 2017

Top challenges to media free expression in West Africa

Impunity, attacks by security personnel, remain top challenges to media free expression in West Africa...

12 Dec 2016

Angola: new media law threatens free speech

Angolan President should return media law measure to parliament for revision...

1 Dec 2016

Gambia warned on human rights violations

Gambia is violating human rights obligations by detaining journalists, warns UN rights office...

29 Nov 2016

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