Media Freedom & Right to Know


Appeal Court orders journalist Rugurika's release

The Court of Appeal in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, on 18 February, ordered the release on bail of the well-known journalist Bob Rugurika, according to Human Rights Watch...

19 Feb 2015 15:16

Media leak: Africans who have stashed their money in HSBC Switzerland

Eritrea is not exactly the Africa's or the world's richest country, yet the biggest single African client is in Eritrea...

18 Feb 2015 09:19

S. Sudan bans journalists from interviewing rebels

JUBA: South Sudan's government on Monday threatened to silence journalists if they broadcast interviews with rebels involved in the civil war...

17 Feb 2015 10:28

Nigeria: Group warns government against media clampdown

Abuja - The Stop Impunity Nigeria (S.I.N) Campaign has expressed concern over reports of an imminent federal government clampdown on the media...

By Tobi Soniyi 13 Feb 2015 14:40

S.Sudan journalist freed after questioning

NAIROBI - South Sudanese security forces have released a leading journalist without charge after two days of questioning in the latest crackdown on press freedom, the reporter said Friday...

13 Feb 2015 13:51

Egypt court releases Al Jazeera journalists on bail

An Egyptian court has ordered the release of detained Al Jazeera journalists Baher Mohamed and Mohamed Fahmy on bail...

13 Feb 2015 09:33

The script of the Western news media

Are African lives worth a whole lot less than the lives of people in other parts of the world? But more to the point, are African journalists doing a better job than their Western peers in covering the continent?...

By Janine Lazarus 4 Feb 2015 08:36

Burundi rights groups protest jailing of radio chief

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: Journalists and civil rights activists in Burundi demonstrated Tuesday to demand the release of a radio station boss accused of complicity in the murder of three Italian nuns...

4 Feb 2015 07:16

Jailed journos: Greste freed, now for Fahmy and Mohamed

NEWSWATCH: CAIRO, EGYPT: With Peter Greste freed from jail in Cairo, efforts are now directed at getting his colleagues freed as well...

2 Feb 2015 07:08

Bad karma? Hackers hit Gaborone daily

GABORONE, BOTSWANA: The Editor of the Gaborone Mmegi suspects a state organisation is behind a hacking attack last week, reports Mail & Guardian...

30 Jan 2015 08:48

SADC Media Awards entries now open

Entries to the 2015 South African Chapter of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition are officially open...

28 Jan 2015 09:13

Ethiopia clamps down on independent media

AfricaWatch: The Ethiopian government is clamping down on independent media, claims HRW, as reported by Mail & Guardian (Video)...

23 Jan 2015 06:38

Have we left the media freedom debate too late?

If you thought the murder of French media workers had little impact on the South African media landscape, Right2Know suggests you think again - prepare to take action with your pens and laptops...

By Leigh Andrews 22 Jan 2015 14:00

Senegal bans Charlie Hebdo and Liberation daily

The Senegalese government banned the dissemination of Wednesday's editions of the satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo and the French daily Liberation...

17 Jan 2015 11:41

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