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Journalist found stabbed and killed in Liberia

Journalist murdered amid deteriorating conditions for the media in Liberia...

2 days ago

CPJ calls on Niger to stop persecuting journalist Baba Alpha

Authorities in Niger should reverse the expulsion of journalist Baba Alpha and ensure his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

10 Apr 2018

#FairnessFirst: Grave press freedom violations in Africa

Freedom of speech, long seen as a mainstay of the Western world, isn't necessarily a given elsewhere, especially when you criticise government policy and work in the media...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Apr 2018

SA adman feared abducted in Rwanda

Criticism of Rwandan President Paul Kagame is believed to be the reason behind the disappearance of South African advertising professional, Leon Orsmond...

29 Mar 2018

These are the eight reasons why 2018 could be Africa's year

It is in Africa where the rays of prosperity are shining brightest. 2018 will be a breakout year for many - though not all - African economies, owing to gains in eight key areas...

By Caroline Kende-Robb 27 Mar 2018

Cameroon: Media defies ban on political debate

Private media outlets in Cameroon are defying a ban on political programs imposed by the country's National Communication Council...

16 Mar 2018

Do not criminalise media workers - UN

UN experts condemn decision to seek death sentence against Egyptian photojournalist Abou Zeid...

15 Mar 2018

Nigerian authorities must release journalist Jones Abiri

Nigerian journalist Tony Ezimakor released; colleague remains behind bars...

7 Mar 2018

Two Nigerian journalists charged with cybercrime

Nigerian authorities should immediately drop plans to charge Timothy and Daniel Elombah, editor and chief executive respectively, of the independent Elombah news website, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

28 Feb 2018

ECOWAS court rules Gambia violated rights of journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the Gambian government to act on a judgment passed today by the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to immediately repeal its laws on criminal libel, sedition, and false news...

15 Feb 2018

Niger radio, TV channels in protest over tax audit

Privately-run newspapers and radio and TV channels in Niger protested last week over a tax audit that they said sought to "stifle" the country's independent media...

12 Feb 2018

Kenyan government ignores court order over broadcasting ban

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the Kenyan government to obey a court order suspending a broadcasting ban on four privately owned television stations...

2 Feb 2018

Promoting media freedom across the globe

Deutsche Welle has launched DW Freedom, a project to encourage and protect freedom of speech and media freedoms around the world...

1 Feb 2018

Editors condemn Kenyan govt attempts to muzzle media

In a statement by the African Editors' Forum on media freedom in Kenya, the recent actions by the government to curb media freedoms has been strongly condemned...

1 Feb 2018

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