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CPJ joins 64 NGOs in calling on Tanzanian government to respect human rights

CPJ, along with 64 other global non-governmental organisations, has written to Tanzanian President John Magufuli to express concern about a worrying decline in human rights and freedom of expression...

16 May 2018

Burundi bans BBC, VOA ahead of May 17 referendum

Burundi ordered a six-month ban on the broadcast operations of international networks, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Voice Of America (VOA)...

9 May 2018

R2K reflect on issues affecting the media on World Press Freedom Day

R2K has issued a statement reflecting on happenings over the past year (and current ones) affecting the media in South Africa and Africa as a whole, on World Press Freedom Day...

3 May 2018

#WorldPressFreedomDay: Freedom to do journalism

Africa's gift to the world - World Press Freedom Day every 3 May - keeps giving. Today, this freedom is possibly more relevant than ever...

By Guy Berger 3 May 2018

DRC journalist Eliezer Ntambwe detained without charge

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should immediately release Eliezer Ntambwe, a journalist and presenter at the privately owned news outlet and YouTube channel Tokomi Wapi...

12 Apr 2018

#FairnessFirst: Grave press freedom violations in Africa

Freedom of speech, long seen as a mainstay of the Western world, isn't necessarily a given elsewhere, especially when you criticise government policy and work in the media...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Apr 2018

SA adman feared abducted in Rwanda

Criticism of Rwandan President Paul Kagame is believed to be the reason behind the disappearance of South African advertising professional, Leon Orsmond...

29 Mar 2018

These are the eight reasons why 2018 could be Africa's year

It is in Africa where the rays of prosperity are shining brightest. 2018 will be a breakout year for many - though not all - African economies, owing to gains in eight key areas...

By Caroline Kende-Robb 27 Mar 2018

Media assert their rights in DRC

Relations continue to sour between media and security forces in the DRC...

26 Mar 2018

Do not criminalise media workers - UN

UN experts condemn decision to seek death sentence against Egyptian photojournalist Abou Zeid...

15 Mar 2018

Kenyan government ignores court order over broadcasting ban

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the Kenyan government to obey a court order suspending a broadcasting ban on four privately owned television stations...

2 Feb 2018

Promoting media freedom across the globe

Deutsche Welle has launched DW Freedom, a project to encourage and protect freedom of speech and media freedoms around the world...

1 Feb 2018

DRC journalist detained, accused of "compromising" president over bread truck photos

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should investigate and bring to justice those responsible for the harassment and detention of Willy Akonda, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

1 Feb 2018

Editors condemn Kenyan govt attempts to muzzle media

In a statement by the African Editors' Forum on media freedom in Kenya, the recent actions by the government to curb media freedoms has been strongly condemned...

1 Feb 2018

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