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...

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...

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...

Russian blogger jailed for five years for pro-Ukraine posts

MOSCOW - A Russian court has sentenced a blogger to five years in a Siberian penal colony for "inciting hatred and extremism" by posting videos online criticising pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, in a verdict condemned by rights activists.

South Sudan in top five 'most deadliest places for journalists'

With 110 journalists killed in connection with their work or for still unclear reasons in 2015, Reporters Without Borders puts South Sudan on the list of the top five 'most deadliest places for journalists to work'...

Somali journalist wounded in car bombing: police

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA: A Somali journalist was seriously wounded when a bomb exploded under her car in Mogadishu on Thursday, police and colleagues said...

In Ethiopia, Zone 9 bloggers acquitted of terrorism charges

The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the acquittal by an Ethiopian court of four Zone 9 bloggers charged with terrorism...

Kenya media condemn 'draconian' parliamentary press law

Kenyan media reacted with dismay on Thursday after lawmakers approved a bill that could see journalists slapped with huge fines or jailed if found guilty of "defaming" parliament...

Somali journalist arrests condemned: rights group

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA: Somali journalists and rights groups on Tuesday condemned the arrest of two colleagues and the closure of a key television station by the government...

Freedom! Al-Jazeera TV journos pardoned

The world is rejoicing over the news that Egypt's Sisi pardoned 100 prisoners earlier today, including the al-Jazeera TV journalists Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, Egyptian Baher Mohamed and Australian Peter Greste...

Tanzania newspaper returns after three-year ban

ARUSHA - A Tanzanian newspaper closed by the government published its first edition for three years on Tuesday after a court lifted the ban...

Egyptian court sentences Al Jazeera journalists

An Egyptian court has handed down a three-year prison sentence at the retrial of three Al Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

No verdict on Al Jazeera trial

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

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