Social media persecution in Tanzania

Social media users arraigned for allegedly "insulting" Tanzanian president over social media platforms...

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CPJ calls on South Sudan to reopen newspaper

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on authorities in South Sudan to immediately reopen the Nation Mirror...

20 Sep 2016

Eritrea called on to provide info on jailed journalists

Eritrea: 15 years later still no information on jailed senior politicians and independent journalists...

19 Sep 2016

S Sudan paper shut down as it headlines govt corruption

The South Sudan government has shut down the country's main English-language daily, which headlined news on a war profiteering report commissioned by actor George Clooney...

19 Sep 2016

Police should protect journalists in Africa

The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has recommended training for police and other security forces that is focused on protecting journalists...

16 Sep 2016

Kenya journalists hold protest after death of colleagues

Kenyan journalists held protests in several cities including Nairobi, saying they faced an increasingly hostile environment...

12 Sep 2016

Zimbabwe government controls over social media criticised

The government of Zimbabwe's Computer Crime and Cyber Crime Bill would severely limit citizens' access to information...

11 Aug 2016

South Sudan arrests Juba Monitor editor

South Sudan authorities arrest editor, order Juba Monitor to cease publishing...

22 Jul 2016

United States concerned over media intimidation in Lesotho

United States concerned over escalating press intimidation in Lesotho...

19 Jul 2016

Somali journalists arrested and radio station closed down

Somali journalists arrested following interviewees' criticism of food aid distribution...

13 Jul 2016

Ethiopia blocks social media ahead of exams

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA: Ethiopia has blocked social media sites for the next few days, after questions from end-of-year exams were posted online last month, sparking a national scandal and leading to their annulment...

11 Jul 2016

Zimbabwe: Govt blocks internet amid police crackdown

Zimbabwe government comes under fire for blocking the internet and mobile messaging services during protests, 6 July 2016...

By Dewa Mavhinga 7 Jul 2016

Uganda must investigate human rights violations

Uganda must investigate break-ins at groups' offices, halt impunity - pattern of attacks indicates perpetrators enjoy impunity, claims Human Rights Watch...

28 Jun 2016

Al Jazeera condemns death sentence for journalists

Al Jazeera has strongly condemned the sentencing to death of two journalists in Egypt...

21 Jun 2016

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