DRC newspaper editor detained for criminal defamation

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should immediately release journalist Sylvanie Kiaku, and drop charges of criminal defamation against her...

17 Oct 2018

#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy

Ever thought the answer to breaking the country's poverty cycle was as simple as improving basic education for females? Economist Dr Dawie Roodt explained the implications at last week's Ads24 Food for thought session...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Oct 2018

Threats to media freedom in Africa: some old methods and some new

The government of Benin has cancelled a recent decree that imposed a tax on users of platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp...

By George Ogola 4 Oct 2018

DRC journalist jailed for criminal defamation

The government in the DRC must abolish criminal defamation in line with international precedent and not resort to jailing journalists when civil remedies are available...

17 Sep 2018

Free course: Working towards a free, independent African media

Registration is now open for a free Wits Online Course on African Media Policy in our digital world...

17 Sep 2018

CPJ produces safety kit for journalists

The Committee to Protect Journalists has released a Safety Kit to promote greater journalist safety...

13 Sep 2018

Egypt sentences photojournalist Shawkan to five years

The Committee to Protect Journalists has condemned an Egyptian court's sentencing of photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, also known as "Shawkan," to five years in prison...

10 Sep 2018

Investigative journalism is evolving as newsrooms continue to shrink

Investigative journalism is under threat as newsrooms continue to shrink, with technology disrupting media and collapsing its funding model...

6 Sep 2018

New pan-African news agency launched

African Daily Voice (ADV) will provide comprehensive coverage in text, photo, video and computer graphics of African news...

14 Aug 2018

Analysis of Zimbabwe's "online propaganda war"

"A vicious online propaganda war that includes fake news" was being waged in Zimbabwe ahead of the elections on 30 July...

By Dumisani Moyo 2 Aug 2018

How to deal with the troll armies

Reporters Without Borders has recommended that media organisations and journalists around the world strengthen training in digital security in the face of increasing cyberviolence...

By Louise Marsland 31 Jul 2018

#Mandela100: Using the spirit of Ubuntu to address knowledge gaps on Wikipedia

Wikimania 2018, held in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time from 18 to 22 July 2018, highlighted clear links to Nelson Mandela's legacy and how we can all help put African knowledge on top as Wikipedia aims to create greater knowledge equity into 2030...

By Leigh Andrews 20 Jul 2018

DRC releases journalist after 18 months imprisonment

Republic of Congo releases Bemba after nearly 18 months without charge...

13 Jul 2018

2018 International Press Freedom Award winners

The Committee to Protect Journalists will honour journalists from Sudan, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Vietnam with its 2018 International Press Freedom Awards...

18 Jun 2018

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