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Ethiopian journalists Eskinder Nega and Woubshet Taye released

Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega has finally been released from prison...

2 days ago

Ethiopia's Eskinder Nega refuses to sign false confession in exchange for prison release

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the Ethiopian government's attempts to compel Ethiopian journalist and blogger Eskinder Nega to sign a false confession before releasing him...

12 Feb 2018

Sudan detains local journalist, confiscates newspapers following reporting on protests

Sudanese authorities should immediately release al-Jarida reporter Ahmed Jadein, cease confiscating newspapers, and allow journalists to report on matters of public interest without fear of reprisal...

5 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

Scurrilous Ugandan tabloid returns to news stands

A notorious Ugandan tabloid made its much anticipated return to news stands Monday after a two-month shutdown prompted by a story that Kampala was allegedly plotting to topple President Paul Kagame of neighbouring Rwanda...

30 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

Sudan arrests journalists, confiscates papers for reporting on inflation protests

Sudanese authorities should cease harassing and arresting journalists and confiscating newspapers, and should allow journalists to report on matters of public interest without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today...

19 Jan 2018

Security police prevent publication of Sudan newspapers

Eight newspapers have been prevented from publication and distribution by National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), this week, amidst protests against recent austerity measures...

10 Jan 2018

Somali authorities arrest local journalist following critical reporting

Somali authorities should immediately release Abdishakur Abdullahi Ahmed, also known as Shaasha, who works as a correspondent for the Nairobi-based RTN Somali TV channel ...

5 Jan 2018

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