The newly established freedom of expression network, African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has deplored the current state of attacks, arrests, detentions, incarcerations and harassments meted out to journalists while on the job in many countries on the continent.
13 Feb 2014 14:43
Public radio and television has restarted after nine months off the airwaves in Mali's northeastern rebel bastion of Kidal, the state broadcaster said on Wednesday, after separatist militants handed back its local headquarters.
13 Dec 2013 08:47
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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