Media Freedom & Right to Know


Communication gets collaborative with SACOMM
Communication gets collaborative with SACOMM

Ever get the feeling that the South African communication industry is just too disjointed and there's no common ground? Not so, explains Dr Julie Reid of SACOMM...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Jan 2015 14:00

Tough year ahead for Somalian media
Tough year ahead for Somalian media

Somali Independent Media Houses Association is concerned about increasing crackdown by the federal government of Somalia against the media in the country...

7 Jan 2015 10:06

Baa-a-d-d sheep... Egypt slammed for 'sham trial'
Baa-a-d-d sheep... Egypt slammed for 'sham trial'

NEWSWATCH: Three Al Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt are to be retried. Their original trial (the 'evidence' included footage of sheep and horses) has been slammed as a sham by international media and the international community...

2 Jan 2015 07:44

Bloggers and journalists held without charge beyond 80-day deadline
Bloggers and journalists held without charge beyond 80-day deadline

The six Zone9 bloggers and three journalists held arbitrarily since 25 and 26 April have not been formally charged within the 80-day limit allowed by Ethiopia's draconian terrorism law...

17 Jul 2014 09:25

Eskinder Nega awarded 2014 Golden Pen of Freedom
Eskinder Nega awarded 2014 Golden Pen of Freedom

The 2014 Golden Pen of Freedom, the annual press freedom prize of WAN-IFRA has been awarded to Ethiopian journalist Eskinder Nega, who is serving an 18-year jail sentence.

10 Jun 2014 12:53

Ethiopia under fire over journalist's arrest, detention
Ethiopia under fire over journalist's arrest, detention

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Friday called on authorities in Ethiopia to release a journalist being held without charge following a spate of similar arrests in recent weeks.

2 Jun 2014 09:35

Zone 9 bloggers must be immediately and unconditionally released
Zone 9 bloggers must be immediately and unconditionally released

ARTICLE 19 condemns the arrest of six 'Zone 9' bloggers and three freelance journalists in Ethiopia, all of whom have been charged with working with foreign organisations that claim to be human rights activists and receiving finance to incite public violence through social media.

29 Apr 2014 13:43

Newspapers shut down by Somaliland authorities
Newspapers shut down by Somaliland authorities

CPJ reports that police in Somaliland raided the Hargeisa offices of the independent Somali-language paper Haatuf and its sister English-language weekly, Somaliland Times, and suspended them indefinitely.

9 Apr 2014 07:48

Eleven newspapers seized in less than a week
Eleven newspapers seized in less than a week

Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the oppressive climate the Sudanese authorities are imposing on the media community.

14 Mar 2014 07:27

AFEX network highlights need for protection of journalists
AFEX network highlights need for protection of journalists

The newly established freedom of expression network, African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) has deplored the current state of attacks, arrests, detentions, incarcerations and harassments meted out to journalists while on the job in many countries on the continent.

13 Feb 2014 14:43

State blocks Kadaga media campaign
State blocks Kadaga media campaign

A campaign waged by a group of youths in Busoga to promote Parliament Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, as future president has caught the eye of government and ultimately run into trouble.

15 Jan 2014 10:48

Digitalisation a violation of media freedom
Digitalisation a violation of media freedom

The chairman of the Royal Media Services (RMS), Dr Samuel Makau Macharia, called plans to migrate from analogue to digital broadcasting an affront to media freedom.

13 Jan 2014 13:32

Harsh media law casts dark shadow on Kenya
Harsh media law casts dark shadow on Kenya

As Kenya prepares to mark her Golden Jubilee on 12 December, we are still lagging behind in tackling some of the challenges we face as a country. Freedom of expression as stipulated in Article 34 of our Constitution is under threat. Corruption and cheap politics still reign supreme.

By Oscar Okwaro 9 Dec 2013 09:50

Kenyan president rejects controversial media bill
Kenyan president rejects controversial media bill

Kenya's president on Wednesday rejected a controversial media bill passed by parliament that critics have slammed as an attempt to muzzle the press.

28 Nov 2013 12:30

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