#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy

Ever thought the answer to breaking the country's poverty cycle was as simple as improving basic education for females? Economist Dr Dawie Roodt explained the implications at last week's Ads24 Food for thought session...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Oct 2018

How the Ugandan media has borne the brunt of censorship for decades

The world watched in outrage recently as Reuters photojournalist, James Akena, was clobbered by three soldiers on the streets of Uganda's capital Kampala in full view of television cameras...

By Geoffrey Ssenoga 8 Oct 2018

Threats to media freedom in Africa: some old methods and some new

The government of Benin has cancelled a recent decree that imposed a tax on users of platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp...

By George Ogola 4 Oct 2018

Mobile internet cut in Ethiopia

Access to the internet was cut in Ethiopia's capital amid clashes and protests last week...

26 Sep 2018

Free course: Working towards a free, independent African media

Registration is now open for a free Wits Online Course on African Media Policy in our digital world...

17 Sep 2018

CPJ produces safety kit for journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists has released a Safety Kit to promote greater journalist safety...

13 Sep 2018

Egypt sentences photojournalist Shawkan to five years

The Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned an Egyptian court's sentencing of photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as "Shawkan," to five years in prison...

10 Sep 2018

Investigative journalism is evolving as newsrooms continue to shrink

Investigative journalism is under threat as newsrooms continue to shrink, with technology disrupting media and collapsing its funding model...

6 Sep 2018

Ugandan security forces attack and detain journalists covering protests

Security forces beat and detained at least four journalists covering protests in the Ugandan capital, Kampala...

27 Aug 2018

Human rights, media freedoms being violated in Tanzania

CPJ joins call for UN Human Rights Council to address crackdown in Tanzania...

22 Aug 2018

New pan-African news agency launched

African Daily Voice (ADV) will provide comprehensive coverage in text, photo, video and computer graphics of African news...

14 Aug 2018

Kenyan politicians threaten media

Kenyan parliamentarians harass journalists following corruption allegations...

6 Aug 2018

Analysis of Zimbabwe's "online propaganda war"

"A vicious online propaganda war that includes fake news" was being waged in Zimbabwe ahead of the elections on 30 July...

By Dumisani Moyo 2 Aug 2018

How to deal with the troll armies

Reporters Without Borders has recommended that media organisations and journalists around the world strengthen training in digital security in the face of increasing cyberviolence...

By Louise Marsland 31 Jul 2018

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