Private media struggle against Africa's state-owned Goliaths

Can the rise of private media in Africa scale back the dominance of state-owned media on the continent?

By Sulemana Braimah 10 hours ago

A Declaration that still packs a punch for a free press

All too often, declarations remain simply pieces of paper filed away and forgotten. But the impact of the Windhoek Declaration is still being felt today...

By Henry Maina 11 hours ago

South Sudan in top five 'most deadliest places for journalists'

With 110 journalists killed in connection with their work or for still unclear reasons in 2015, Reporters Without Borders puts South Sudan on the list of the top five 'most deadliest places for journalists to work'...

30 Dec 2015

In Ethiopia, Zone 9 bloggers acquitted of terrorism charges

The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the acquittal by an Ethiopian court of four Zone 9 bloggers charged with terrorism...

20 Oct 2015

Kenya media condemn 'draconian' parliamentary press law

Kenyan media reacted with dismay on Thursday after lawmakers approved a bill that could see journalists slapped with huge fines or jailed if found guilty of "defaming" parliament...

16 Oct 2015

Somali journalist arrests condemned: rights group

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA: Somali journalists and rights groups on Tuesday condemned the arrest of two colleagues and the closure of a key television station by the government...

6 Oct 2015

Tanzania newspaper returns after three-year ban

ARUSHA - A Tanzanian newspaper closed by the government published its first edition for three years on Tuesday after a court lifted the ban...

23 Sep 2015

Kenya hostile to journalists - CPJ

Kenya is continuously becoming hostile for journalists, Committee to Protect Journalist has said. In a report released in Nairobi, CPJ said journalists face both legal and physical harassment...

16 Jul 2015

Let all the jailed Ethiopian journalists go free

WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum are calling for the release of all journalists still jailed in Ethiopia after a week in which six of their colleagues were freed...

13 Jul 2015

Ethiopian bloggers released ahead of Obama visit

ADDIS ABABA: Charges against five bloggers and journalists held in Ethiopia for over a year were dropped on Wednesday, weeks before President Obama is due to visit the country.

10 Jul 2015

Sudanese newspaper El Akhbar ceases publication

KHARTOUM: The management of El Akhbar newspaper has announced that it will cease publication indefinitely from Sunday onwards, over what it called "a financial crisis"...

24 Jun 2015

Two newspaper print-runs seized in Sudan's capital

KHARTOUM: The print-run of Al Ayam newspaper in Khartoum was confiscated on Saturday. Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services also seized copies of Al Youm Al Tali newspaper on Friday...

15 Jun 2015

Sudan security seizes print-runs of ten newspapers, suspends four

Agents of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) halted the distribution of ten newspapers today. Four newspapers were suspended indefinitely...

27 May 2015

S.Sudan security given key role in new media regulation bodies

JUBA: South Sudan formed two new media regulation bodies Thursday placing national intelligence officials on the boards of both, a decree on state radio said...

15 May 2015

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