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No verdict on Al Jazeera trial

The retrial of Al Jazeera's journalists in Cairo has been adjourned...

31 Jul 2015 09:02

Zambian editor, journalist released on bail

LUSAKA: A Zambian newspaper editor and a journalist arrested after publishing information related to corruption were released Friday on bail.

17 Jul 2015 15:26



Zambia arrests editor, journalist over anti-corruption letter

LUSAKA: Zambian police on Thursday arrested the editor of a major newspaper and one of its journalists, police spokesperson Charity Chanda said.

16 Jul 2015 15:56

Kenya hostile to journalists - CPJ

Kenya is continuously becoming hostile for journalists, Committee to Protect Journalist has said. In a report released in Nairobi, CPJ said journalists face both legal and physical harassment...

16 Jul 2015 15:51

Let all the jailed Ethiopian journalists go free

WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum are calling for the release of all journalists still jailed in Ethiopia after a week in which six of their colleagues were freed...

13 Jul 2015 08:35

Ethiopian bloggers released ahead of Obama visit

ADDIS ABABA: Charges against five bloggers and journalists held in Ethiopia for over a year were dropped on Wednesday, weeks before President Obama is due to visit the country.

10 Jul 2015 09:14

Egypt court sets trial date for Al Jazeera journalists

Cairo's criminal court set the verdict date for the retrial featuring three Al Jazeera journalists to July 30, in a trial that has brought Egypt plenty of international attention.

30 Jun 2015 13:25

Sudanese newspaper El Akhbar ceases publication

KHARTOUM: The management of El Akhbar newspaper has announced that it will cease publication indefinitely from Sunday onwards, over what it called "a financial crisis"...

24 Jun 2015 10:40

Zambia: Mahtani's lawyer says online journalists are "evil"

Online media discourse stole the show at the Media Institute of Southern Africa and Law Association of Zambia public discussion with Lusaka lawyer Marshal Muchende saying online journalists ride on anonymity...

By Peter Adamu 22 Jun 2015 09:30

Two newspaper print-runs seized in Sudan's capital

KHARTOUM: The print-run of Al Ayam newspaper in Khartoum was confiscated on Saturday. Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services also seized copies of Al Youm Al Tali newspaper on Friday...

15 Jun 2015 13:47

Tunisia: PM committed to free, independent media, says SNJT's B'ghouri

President of the National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT) Néji B'ghouri said Prime Minister Habib Essid pledged to uphold freedom of press and equip media with the means needed to accomplish their mission independently.

15 Jun 2015 13:42

Malawi: Govt revives media gagging law! Bill to regulate Facebook, Twitter and online media

As if to prove to the country that the DPP has learnt nothing from their tragic legacy on poor governance, this week, the Peter Mutharika administration has announced that it will be introducing a new media gagging law...

By Nyasa Times 12 Jun 2015 09:28

Angola journalist Rafael Marques convicted of defamation

The International Press Institute (IPI) today condemned the suspended six-month prison sentence given to Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais over his book outlining human rights abuses connected with the country's diamond mining industry...

By Elena Pramesberger 1 Jun 2015 11:09

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