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#NEWSWATCH: Zimbabwe uncertainty as state TV remains under control of military

Zimbabwe remains on a knife edge as political uncertainty reigns and state television is under the control of the military...

By Louise Marsland 15 Nov 2017

Honouring courageous journalism

The Committee to Protect Journalists' 2017 International Press Freedom Awards honours courageous journalism from around the world...

7 Nov 2017

US journalist in jail on charges of trying to topple Mugabe

A 25-year-old American journalist charged with attempting to overthrow Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, on account of an alleged tweet that described the ageing leader as "selfish and sick", was remanded in custody Saturday after denying the accusations...

6 Nov 2017

Impunity in the murders of journalists creates intractable cycle

Somalia tops CPJ's 10th annual Global Impunity Index which highlights countries where journalists are murdered regularly...

1 Nov 2017

Freedom of expression urged in Kenya

Kenya must lift protest ban and end pattern of police brutality ahead of poll, UN experts warn...

18 Oct 2017

Somaliland court jails journalist for 18 months

The Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned the conviction and sentencing of Somaliland journalist Mohamed Adan Dirir during a one-day trial held without the journalist's lawyer...

12 Oct 2017

Threats to media after Uganda parliamentary brawl

The Ugandan authorities must stop threatening to close media outlets simply for doing their job, said Amnesty International...

28 Sep 2017

Tanzania tightens noose on social media

The Tanzanian government has drafted sweeping regulations to tighten its grip on online content producers and users across popular social media platforms...

27 Sep 2017

Cameroon uses anti-terror law to silence critical press

Cameroon's broadly worded anti-terror law is being used by authorities to arrest and threaten local journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in a report released this week...

21 Sep 2017

Somali journalist dies after suicide bomber targets café

Somali broadcast journalist Abdullahi Osman Moalim has died from injuries sustained on September 10 after a suicide bomber attack...

15 Sep 2017

Egypt blocks dozens of websites, including media sites

Egypt extends its assault on freedom of expression by blocking dozens of websites, including those of the media, UN experts warn...

31 Aug 2017

UNMISS expresses condolences after death of journalist in South Sudan

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan expresses its sincere sympathy to the family and friends of journalist Christopher Allen, killed during fighting in the town of Kaya...

29 Aug 2017

Kenyan journalists harassed, detained, reporting on election violence

Authorities in Kenya should credibly investigate incidents of harassment against journalists covering the aftermath of August 8's disputed elections...

19 Aug 2017

Journalist detained without charge in Puntland

Authorities in Puntland should unconditionally and immediately release journalist Omar Saeed Mohammed, the Committee to Protect Journalists said this week...

16 Aug 2017

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