Kenya's president on Wednesday rejected a controversial media bill passed by parliament that critics have slammed as an attempt to muzzle the press.
28 Nov 2013 12:30
Namibia is now among the top 20 countries in the world that uphold press freedom, according to the recently released 2013 Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index.
By Magreth Nunuhe 21 Nov 2013 09:47
Thirty minutes was all it took. On Thursday, 31 October, 60 Members of Parliament debated and then passed the highly contentious Kenya Information and Communications (Amendment) Bill, 2013.
15 Nov 2013 11:01
The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.
By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33
NEWSWATCH: There's good and bad news out of Angola: Mail & Guardian reports that an Angolan journalist has won a top award recognising his fight against graft and human rights abuses, and speaking of the latter... a 17-year-old has been imprisoned for allegedly insulting the country's president.
By Rod Baker 8 Nov 2013 06:53
Reporters Without Borders says that it is relieved that website editor Ali Anouzla have been provisionally released after more than five weeks in detention and calls for the withdrawal of all the charges against him.
29 Oct 2013 08:48
As Friday's aircraft to Brazil rolled down the runway at OR Tambo International Airport with most of South Africa's investigative reporters on board, I wondered what would happen to our journalism if it went down...
By Anton Harber 21 Oct 2013 09:31
Gambian authorities should immediately release Fatou Camara, a journalist who has been held incommunicado since 17 September, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The government has not disclosed Camara's whereabouts or any charges against her, according to news reports.
4 Oct 2013 09:46
Reporters Without Borders condemns the terrorism charges that were brought yesterday against Ali Anouzla, a news website editor who was arrested in Rabat recently after posting an article containing a link to a video posted by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).
27 Sep 2013 07:08
Moroccan police on Tuesday, 17 September, arrested the editor of a popular news website for airing a video posted by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb that incites "acts of terrorism" in the kingdom.
18 Sep 2013 10:01
After a number of it's journalists have been detained and arrested in Egypt, Al Jazeera reports that it will be taking legal action against Egypt's government.
12 Sep 2013 12:10
Ethiopian police have arrested without charge two editors of the independent Amharic weekly Ethio-Mihdar, according to local journalists.
8 Nov 2013 05:57
IFEX, the global network defending and promoting free expression, has launched its 2013 International Day to End Impunity campaign.
4 Nov 2013 09:27
According to a report on Africa Review, the production of two Tanzanian newspapers, Mwananchi and Mtanzania have been banned for "three weeks and three months respectively".
30 Sep 2013 10:11
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