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How to save SA from state capture and media elitism

Critical questions about South Africa's political future, the economy, media and its sustainability, and how to combat the fake news scourge, were all addressed at the Daily Maverick's The Gathering 2017 series...

By Louise Marsland 4 Aug 2017

Fake news is ‘weaponised social media'

Fake news is the new battleground for media freedom as social media is “weaponised” for propaganda purposes and fake news...

By Louise Marsland 3 Aug 2017

New censorship board in Zimbabwe to "regulate and control" media

A new Board of Censors has been put in place to regulate and control the media and film industry in the digital era in Zimbabwe...

1 Jun 2017

Madagascar targets Radio Jupiter

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns radio journalist Fernand Cello's arrest in Madagascar...

19 May 2017

Media under gun in Africa

Press freedom is being increasingly compromised in Southern Africa, where journalists and media owners are being targeted for exposing the truth...

By Shenaaz Jamal 4 May 2017

Cameroon reporter Ahmed Abba given 10-year prison sentence

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is outraged by the 10 year prison sentence issued to journalist Ahmed Abba by Yaoundé military court in Cameroon...

4 May 2017

Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon

Internet access restored in anglophone Cameroon after three months, following a widely-criticised government shutdown...

24 Apr 2017

AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown

AU Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression asked to intervene in Cameroon human rights and freedom of expression crisis...

20 Apr 2017

Somalia journalists targeted with violence

African free expression network AFEX, is concerned for safety of journalists in Somalia...

7 Apr 2017

Life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'

The internet has been cut off in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon since mid-January. This is life in ‘No-internet Cameroon'...

By Monique Kwachou 29 Mar 2017

Officials raid Kwekwe Radio Station, Zimbabwe

Officials from the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe and Transmedia last week ransacked Kwekwe Community Radio station's offices…

14 Mar 2017

Lesotho government takes two radio stations off air

Four days ahead of the commemoration of the World Radio Day on 13 February 2017, the government of Lesotho cut the broadcasting signals of two local radio stations…

16 Feb 2017

UN urges Cameroon to restore internet services

The UN Special Rapporteur will continue to monitor developments in Cameroon closely, and is at the disposal of the authorities to provide assistance or advice as required…

14 Feb 2017

Condemnation for attack wounding seven journalists in Somalia

There has been global condemnation for a terror attack in which seven journalists were also wounded…

27 Jan 2017

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