A new campaign by Reporters Without Borders launches with 12 heads of State 'celebrating' their media atrocities, including the leaders of Burundi and Eritrea...
6 May 2016
LUSAKA: A Zambian newspaper editor and a journalist arrested after publishing information related to corruption were released Friday on bail.
17 Jul 2015
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
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...
Peter Adamu 22 Jun 2015
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...
Lilian Mutegi 5 May 2015
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
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
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
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
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.
Anton Harber 15 Nov 2013
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.
Katie Ebner-Landy 9 Aug 2013
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