Global #PressFreedom campaign targets African leaders

A new campaign by Reporters Without Borders launches with 12 heads of State 'celebrating' their media atrocities, including the leaders of Burundi and Eritrea...

6 May 2016

Community radio - game-changers

Community radio: game-changers on Africa's media landscape

By Dumisani Moyo 3 May 2016

National broadcasters in Africa: The politics of non-reform

The transformation of state broadcasters into public broadcasters as envisaged by the African Charter on Broadcasting has failed...

By Hendrik Bussiek 3 May 2016

Private media struggle against Africa's state-owned Goliaths

Can the rise of private media in Africa scale back the dominance of state-owned media on the continent?

By Sulemana Braimah 3 May 2016

A Declaration that still packs a punch for a free press

All too often, declarations remain simply pieces of paper filed away and forgotten. But the impact of the Windhoek Declaration is still being felt today...

By Henry Maina 3 May 2016

The birth of the Windhoek Declaration

'We had big dreams': a look back at the birth of the Windhoek Declaration...

By Gwen Lister 3 May 2016

Open data and new technologies: keys to the media's future

The future of news likely lies with mobile phones, data and drone journalism...

By Stephen Abbott Pugh 3 May 2016

Turning freedom of expression resolutions into reality

Today, 3 May, is World Press Freedom Day and the 25-year anniversary of the Windhoek Declaration on media freedom in Africa...

By Pansy Tlakula 3 May 2016

The state of media freedom in Africa

Over 40 journalists and media experts assess the state of media freedom and expression, access to information and media pluralism and diversity in sub-Saharan Africa...

26 Apr 2016

'Anonymous' cyber-attack hits Angola govt after activists jailed

A Portuguese branch of the Anonymous hacking collective says it has shut down about 20 Angolan government websites in retaliation for the jailing of 17 youth activists for plotting "rebellion"...

1 Apr 2016

Two TV stations ordered off the air in DRC

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the decision by the Democratic Republic of Congo's government to close two privately owned news channels...

8 Feb 2016

Entries open for 'The Bobs - Best of Online Activism'

Entries for the 2016 'Bobs - Best of Online Activism' are now open until 3 March 2016. The Deutsche Welle (DW) awards honour exemplary efforts to promote online freedom of expression and civil society...

8 Feb 2016

Burundi arrests two foreign journalists

Burundi police said Friday they had arrested two respected foreign journalists working in the capital, as they reported on gunmen opposed to the government in the troubled central African country...

1 Feb 2016

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