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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

Kenya cuts TV transmissions over live coverage of opposition's Odinga

Authorities in Kenya should immediately allow four privately owned television stations to resume broadcasting after they were shut down by government...

31 Jan 2018

Hundreds protest Morocco trial of journalists

Hundreds protested on Thursday outside a Moroccan court in support of four journalists being tried for publishing content deemed confidential...

29 Jan 2018

Why release of two journalists in Ethiopia does not signal end to press crackdown

Ethiopia's use of imprisonment, harassment, and surveillance means that the country continues to be a hostile environment for journalists...

By Muthoki Mumo and Jonathan Rozen 26 Jan 2018

Popular Ugandan tabloid back in print after ban

Uganda's most popular tabloid paper will soon be back on newsstands after senior management promised to be more "professional" and were given a presidential pardon late Tuesday...

25 Jan 2018

A December to remember: Africa's dire press freedom record

The media landscape for journalists and other media workers remains grim in many parts of Africa, with targeted killings and continued attacks on freedom of speech...

3 Jan 2018

Ahmed Abba to be freed

Ahmed Abba to be freed after Cameroonian Court reduces sentence on appeal...

21 Dec 2017

Record number of journalists imprisoned globally

A record number of journalists remain imprisoned throughout the world for their work, the annual census by the Committee to Protect Journalists finds. In Africa, Egypt and Eritrea top the list...

13 Dec 2017

Cameroon detains US-Cameroonian writer over critical commentary

Cameroonian authorities detained Patrice Nganang, a Cameroonian-American academic and columnist, as he attempted to fly to Zimbabwe from Douala on December 6...

12 Dec 2017

Journalists honoured for courageous reporting

International Press Freedom awards go to imprisoned Cameroonian journalist, Mexican correspondent, Thai reporter, and Yemeni blogger...

20 Nov 2017

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