Eritrea called on to provide info on jailed journalists

Eritrea: 15 years later still no information on jailed senior politicians and independent journalists...

19 Sep 2016

Gabon under internet blackout as it awaits key poll ruling

An internet curfew and social media blackout has sparked outrage in oil-rich Gabon, as citizens keenly await a pivotal ruling challenging President Ali Bongo's contested re-election...

19 Sep 2016

S Sudan paper shut down as it headlines govt corruption

The South Sudan government has shut down the country's main English-language daily, which headlined news on a war profiteering report commissioned by actor George Clooney...

19 Sep 2016

SAFREA opposes harassment of Kenyan journalists

The Southern African Freelancers' Association (SAFREA) has announced its solidarity with its media alliance partner, the Association of Freelance Journalists Kenya (AFJK), and other Kenyan institutions as they petition against unwarranted harassment of media professionals...

16 Sep 2016

Police should protect journalists in Africa

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has recommended training for police and other security forces that is focused on protecting journalists...

16 Sep 2016

AFEX members call for internet shutdowns in Africa to stop

African media rights organisations, through the African Freedom of Expression Exchange, have called for African governments to stop internet shutdowns...

15 Sep 2016

Kenya journalists hold protest after death of colleagues

Kenyan journalists held protests in several cities including Nairobi, saying they faced an increasingly hostile environment...

12 Sep 2016

Call for Burundi to investigate journalist's disappearance

Reporters Without Borders has launched a petition calling on Burundi authorities to urgently launch an independent investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jean Bigirimana...

9 Sep 2016

Algeria urged to free blogger jailed over Facebook poem

Human Rights Watch appealed for Algerian authorities to free a journalist on a hunger strike who was jailed for two years for offending the president...

5 Sep 2016

Nigerian military threatens journalist for not revealing sources

The Nigerian military have allegedly threatened journalist Ahmad Salkida with terrorism charges if he does not provide it with information...

22 Aug 2016

Zimbabwe threatens social media activists, after protests

Zimbabwe has threatened to crack down on social media activists pressing to oust President Robert Mugabe's government, warning of the turmoil that followed the Arab Spring...

17 Aug 2016

Nigerians angry over arrest of political blogger

Nigerian news blogger released on bail after arrest, which critics say is a clamp down on freedom of speech...

11 Aug 2016

Zimbabwe government controls over social media criticised

The government of Zimbabwe's Computer Crime and Cyber Crime Bill would severely limit citizens' access to information...

11 Aug 2016

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