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
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
Since 2010, there has been significant institutional progress for press freedom in Africa. The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) passed a resolution in November of that year urging governments to repeal criminal defamation.
By Katie Ebner-Landy 9 Aug 2013 08:46
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) condemns an amendment to a media law adopted by the Gambian parliament that imposes lengthy prison sentences and heavy fines on individuals who use the internet in any capacity to criticize government officials.
11 Jul 2013 12:40
CALABAR, NIGERIA: On 6 June 2013 at about 2100 local time, Emmanuel Unah, a reporter for the CrossRiver Watch, an online news platform, was arrested by operatives from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters, in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.
20 Jun 2013 08:38
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has supported journalists in Liberia who have issued a media blackout, by printing black front pages after a government official was accused of threatening them. Radio and TV stations are also protesting against the government by suspending broadcasts for two hours daily beginning on Friday, 10 May, 2013.
13 May 2013 10:21
There have been reports that Malian news site, Maliactu, based in Paris has been threatened by Mali's government after posting an Associated Press (AP) story today implicating Malian soldiers in extrajudicial killings.
12 Dec 2013 11:36
PARIS, FRANCE / DARMSTADT, GERMANY: WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum have called for the release of Editor Rodney Sieh from prison in Liberia.
6 Sep 2013 07:00
Armed soldiers, believed to be part of the presidential security of President Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea, stormed the premises of privately-owned radio station, Bate FM, following live coverage of a political rally organised by the ruling party, the People's Rally of Guinea (RPG).
22 Aug 2013 10:26
Zaly Liberté FM, a privately-owned radio station based in N'Zérékoré, a district about 1,000 kilometres south of Conakry, the capital, was ordered to close down by the Minister of Communications, Togba Kpogomou, on 18 July 2013.
24 Jul 2013 08:39
A Ghanaian newspaper editor was released last Thursday after serving a controversial 10-day jail term ordered by the west African nation's supreme court for criticising the judges' handling of a dispute over last year's presidential election.
16 Jul 2013 15:12
ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST: More than half of the Ivory Coast's press industry have been suspended, the regulatory authority announced on Monday as it promised to "clean up" the sector.
12 Jun 2013 09:16
The Lagos State House of Assembly, on Friday, 24 May 2013, announced its plans to make the state's version of the Freedom of Information (FoI) Bill open to the public before passage into law.
27 May 2013 14:12
On May 9 2013, Liberian journalists - under the banner of the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) - took several actions in response to disparaging and threatening remarks made against journalists. The remarks were made at programs marking the annual observance of World Press Freedom Day in Buchanan, Grand Bassa county on May 3, 2013 by the director of the Executive Protection Service (EPS), Daniel Othello Warrick.
13 May 2013 11:47
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