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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...

3 days ago

Criminal defamation declared unconstitutional in Lesotho

The Committee to Protect Journalists has welcomed the ruling by Lesotho's Constitutional Court that criminal defamation is unconstitutional...

29 May 2018

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

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

Trial against Angolan journalists held behind closed doors

Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned with developments in the trial against Angolan journalists...

18 Apr 2018

NMT condemns spy agency for gagging Patriot

The Namibia Media Trust (NMT) has condemned an attempt this week by the Namibia Central Intelligence Service (NCIS) to censor and silence the media...

17 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

Mozambique journalist abducted, assaulted

Ericino de Salema, a prominent journalist and human rights lawyer, was abducted and assaulted in Mozambique, on March 27...

29 Mar 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

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

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