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Charlie Hebdo takes disciplinary action against Moroccan journalist

The French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo has started disciplinary proceedings against an outspoken Moroccan-born woman journalist, amid a row over how the paper is run following January's murderous attack...

18 May 2015 09:29

S.Sudan security given key role in new media regulation bodies

JUBA: South Sudan formed two new media regulation bodies Thursday placing national intelligence officials on the boards of both, a decree on state radio said...

15 May 2015 11:25

Namibia again tops African press freedom charts

Namibia has moved five places on the global press freedom charts, becoming 17th in the world, while clinging onto its top spot in Africa - for the fourth year running...

7 May 2015 14:29

Access urges action on Burundi's internet shut down

Access, a global human rights group, has appealed to the United Nations and the African Union to intervene in the Burundian government's decision to block mobile social media amid protests...

By Lilian Mutegi 5 May 2015 14:53

Africans back media freedom, says survey

Most Africans want the media to play a watchdog role, and support its right to publish what it wants without government interference, says a new analysis of African public opinion...

4 May 2015 15:19

Somali media network raided after broadcasting Al-Shabaab spokesperson's voice on radio

At around 17:40 on Friday, 3 April 2015, soldiers raided the premises of Shabelle and shut down Radio Shabelle and SkyFM...

14 Apr 2015 10:15

Egypt sentences three journalists to life in prison

A court in Cairo sentenced three Egyptian journalists to life in prison, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the convictions and sentences...

13 Apr 2015 08:10

The MFWA urges journalists to avoid using inflammatory hate speech

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) joins the world in remembering the victims of the Rwandan genocide, one of the darkest times in recent history, and the 100 days of deliberate and systematic killings of 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus in 1994...

9 Apr 2015 12:00

Nigerian military releases Al Jazeera journalists

Al Jazeera has confirmed that its two journalists held by the Nigerian military since 24 March 2015 have been released...

7 Apr 2015 09:35

Somali journalists arrested over Garissa massacre coverage

Somali press freedom advocates lashed out at Somalia government officials on Saturday after news 25 staff members at two radio stations were arrested over their coverage of the Garissa, Kenya, massacre on Thursday.

7 Apr 2015 09:23

One week mark for detained Al Jazeera journalists in Nigeria

Al Jazeera has once again urged the Nigerian authorities to release their detained journalists in Maiduguri. They have now been detained for a week without any explanation... (Video)

1 Apr 2015 06:38

IFEX: Drop defamation charges against author of Blood Diamonds: Corruption and Torture in Angola

Reporters Without Borders has joined nine other NGOs in demanding the withdrawal of criminal defamation charges against Angolan journalist Rafael Marques de Morais, who went on trial on 24 March...

30 Mar 2015 06:25

Algerian authorities step up harassment of print media

ALGIERS, ALGERIA: Last week saw another attempt by the president's office to intimidate the opposition media...

27 Mar 2015 10:21

Two Al-Jazeera journalists detained in NE Nigeria

Nigeria's military has detained two Al-Jazeera television journalists in the country's northeast, where troops have been battling Boko Haram militants.

27 Mar 2015 09:32

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