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 08:38
LUSAKA: A Zambian newspaper editor and a journalist arrested after publishing information related to corruption were released Friday on bail.
17 Jul 2015 15:26
LUSAKA: Zambian police on Thursday arrested the editor of a major newspaper and one of its journalists, police spokesperson Charity Chanda said.
16 Jul 2015 15:56
Online media discourse stole the show at the Media Institute of Southern Africa and Law Association of Zambia public discussion with Lusaka lawyer Marshal Muchende saying online journalists ride on anonymity...
By Peter Adamu 22 Jun 2015 09:30
Access, a global human rights group, has appealed to the United Nations and the African Union to intervene in the Burundian government's decision to block mobile social media amid protests...
By Lilian Mutegi 5 May 2015 14:53
The Court of Appeal in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura, on 18 February, ordered the release on bail of the well-known journalist Bob Rugurika, according to Human Rights Watch...
19 Feb 2015 15:16
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
At the launch of the Independent Broadcasting Authority in Lusaka earlier this month, Zambia's Information and Broadcasting Services Minister, Joseph Katema, also launched a code of ethics for Zambian media...
23 Sep 2014 11:54
NEW YORK, US / BANGUI, CAR: The UN Security Council has condemned the killing of a French journalist in the Central African Republic, stating those responsible "shall be held accountable". (Video)
15 May 2014 06:52
The African Media Leaders Forum in Addis Ababa last week ended on a weak note: Politicians want the media to generate a new, positive African narrative.
By Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013 06:33
Since 2010, there has been significant institutional progress for press freedom in Africa. The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) passed a resolution in November of that year urging governments to repeal criminal defamation.
By Katie Ebner-Landy 9 Aug 2013 08:46
Fighting between M23 rebels and government forces has intensified near Goma, the capital of the eastern province of Nord-Kivu, since 20 May 2013. As well as causing new civilian casualties, the clashes and the actions of some rebels are endangering many journalists and the availability of diverse, freely-reported news and information.
28 May 2013 12:13
Reporters Without Borders condemn the Burundian national assembly's adoption last week, 4 April 2013, of a bill that would rein in press freedom by reducing protection for sources, increasing fines and requiring all journalists to have a university degree regardless of their work experience.
9 Apr 2013 14:02