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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

Mauritania: Call to release Mohamed Mkhaïtir, blogger sentenced to death for apostasy

This statement was originally published on article19.org on 16 March 2015...

25 Mar 2015 06:36

Criminal libel has no place in law books

He has made it his mission 'to expose, through my investigations, the scourge of corruption, which is robbing (Angola) of billions of dollars a year': journalist and human rights activist Rafael Marques de Morais...

By Anton Harber 20 Mar 2015 07:36

Egypt: Sisi slammed over Al Jazeera claims

Al Jazeera has condemned a claim by Egypt's President Sisi that its journalists are activists rather than impartial observers...

19 Mar 2015 06:10

Al Jazeera slams trial delay

CAIRO, EGYPT: Al Jazeera has slammed the second delay in the trial of its two remaining journalists still in custody in the Egyptian capital...

10 Mar 2015 06:13

Burundi set to ease media restrictions

BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI: BD Live reports Burundi's national assembly has approved a draft media law, backtracking from contentious 2013 legislation that was denounced by reporters and rights groups...

9 Mar 2015 09:54

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