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Egypt court says "devil guided" jailed Al Jazeera journalists
Egypt court says "devil guided" jailed Al Jazeera journalists

An Egyptian court that jailed three Al Jazeera journalists for alleged ties with Islamists said on Tuesday that "the devil guided" the group to spread false news defaming the country...

23 Jul 2014 07:26

Media freedom requires commitment to truth
Media freedom requires commitment to truth

Freedom of expression has been placed at the top of the international media's agenda by events in Egypt and the UK during the past 10 days...

By Pallo Jordan 5 Jul 2014 11:53

Swaziland frees detained opposition activists
Swaziland frees detained opposition activists

A Swaziland High Court judge Monday freed on bail seven opposition activists arrested last month at the trial of journalists charged with publishing articles critical of King Mswati III's government.

8 May 2014 08:43

Angolan journalist sentenced for airing police station screams
Angolan journalist sentenced for airing police station screams

An Angolan court handed an opposition journalist a fine and suspended six-month prison sentence Friday after he broadcast screams coming from a police station live over the radio station for which he works.

12 Feb 2014 10:03

70 journalists killed in 2013
70 journalists killed in 2013

Syria, Iraq, Egypt most deadly nations for journalists. In South Africa, as and when the contraversial POIB becomes law, journalists could face very stiff penalties.

31 Dec 2013 06:44

Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog
Second worst year for journalists in jail: Watchdog

NEW YORK CITY, US: The number of journalists killed and imprisoned fell in 2013 but it was still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog said yesterday.

19 Dec 2013 09:47

Namibia tops in press freedom
Namibia tops in press freedom

Namibia is now among the top 20 countries in the world that uphold press freedom, according to the recently released 2013 Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index.

By Magreth Nunuhe 21 Nov 2013 09:47

Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice
Imposing one story on Africa is doing it a disservice

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

Angolan journo wins top award for anti-corruption fight
Angolan journo wins top award for anti-corruption fight

NEWSWATCH: There's good and bad news out of Angola: Mail & Guardian reports that an Angolan journalist has won a top award recognising his fight against graft and human rights abuses, and speaking of the latter... a 17-year-old has been imprisoned for allegedly insulting the country's president.

By Rod Baker 8 Nov 2013 06:53

No Hlaudi weather at sunny SABC?
No Hlaudi weather at sunny SABC?

NEWSWATCH: And they're back in the news, instead of reporting it... You've got it... the SABC... because it seems its Hlaudi Motsoeneng wants 70% of the news to be positive, reports Mail & Guardian, which also reports that the 'sunshine' policy is not good news in Media Monitoring Africa' eyes. But some good news anyway, EWN reports that Egyptian authorities have released South African photographer Adil Bradlow.

By Rod Baker 2 Sep 2013 06:29

Angolan journalist charged with defamation

Angola's attorney-general should immediately drop all criminal defamation charges against an investigative journalist, Rafael Marques de Morais, because they undermine free expression rights, Human Rights Watch said on 12 August 2013. The Angolan government should repeal the country's criminal defamation laws - the basis for the charges.

15 Aug 2013 10:21

Press Freedom in Africa slowed down by legislative stalling
Press Freedom in Africa slowed down by legislative stalling

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

Anton Harber
The censorship of crudity and the crudity of censorship

Let's get some facts straight on the effective banning of the film, Of Good Report*, which was due to open the Durban International Film Festival - 18-28 July.

By Anton Harber 30 Jul 2013 06:37

Journalist in Zimbabwe battling for life after being kidnapped, assaulted

CHINHOYI, ZIMBABWE: Freelance journalist, Paul Pindani, is reportedly battling for life after he was abducted from his home and severely assaulted in Mashonaland West's provincial capital of Chinhoyi on Friday, 14 June 2013.

20 Jun 2013 08:55

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