Zimbabwe government controls over social media criticised

The government of Zimbabwe's Computer Crime and Cyber Crime Bill would severely limit citizens' access to information...

11 Aug 2016

United States concerned over media intimidation in Lesotho

United States concerned over escalating press intimidation in Lesotho...

19 Jul 2016

Zimbabwe: Govt blocks internet amid police crackdown

Zimbabwe government comes under fire for blocking the internet and mobile messaging services during protests, 6 July 2016...

By Dewa Mavhinga 7 Jul 2016

Uganda must investigate human rights violations

Uganda must investigate break-ins at groups' offices, halt impunity - pattern of attacks indicates perpetrators enjoy impunity, claims Human Rights Watch...

28 Jun 2016

Al Jazeera condemns death sentence for journalists

Al Jazeera has strongly condemned the sentencing to death of two journalists in Egypt...

21 Jun 2016

Africa Day: Call for AU to protect journalists

Africa Day statement from Right2Know calls for freedom of expression in Africa...

25 May 2016

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

Half of Ivory Coast's press suspended in 'clean up'

ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST: More than half of the Ivory Coast's press industry have been suspended, the regulatory authority announced on Monday as it promised to "clean up" the sector.

12 Jun 2013

Search for bravest women journalists

WASHINGTON, US: The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) is seeking nominations for its 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

22 Feb 2013

Pro-opposition newspaper suspended

The National Press Commission (CNP), the print media regulatory body has suspended Notre Voie, a privately-owned pro-opposition daily newspaper for four publications. The suspension took effect from 19 May 2012.

23 May 2012

Ivory Coast charges TV presenter for Gbagbo-leaning show

NEW YORK: Authorities in Ivory Coast detained a journalist on Thursday, 21 July 2011, for moderating a TV talk show favourable to ousted former president Laurent Gbagbo, according to local journalists.

25 Jul 2011

Social media, popular revolt: cure against African dictators?

The events and developments of the past six months in Africa have demonstrated that the rise of social media has not only revolutionised the business environment, but also redefined the political scene by shaking the foundation of dictatorship, lack of service delivery and corruption for the first time since the dawn of independences.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva: @sikitimedia 5 Jul 2011

African people disillusioned with leadership - Moeletsi Mbeki

"African people - like me - are completely disillusioned with the performance of their leaders because of what they have done and what they are doing, and for me these people should not be called leaders, but rather the elite," Moeletsi Mbeki, brother of former South African president Thabo Mbeki and chairman of the SA Institute of International Affairs, said, speaking at the CNN-MultiChoice media forum currently taking place in Bryanston, Johannesburg, on Friday, 24 June 2011.

By Issa Sikiti da Silva: @sikitimedia 24 Jun 2011

Cote d'Ivoire: Opposition press resumes publishing

ABIDJAN: Notre Voie, a daily that supports former President Laurent Gbagbo's Ivorian Popular Front (FPI), was on sale yesterday, 24 May 2011, in Abidjan for the first time since Gbagbo's ouster on 11 April. The newspaper's premises had been ransacked and occupied by soldiers loyal to the new president, Alassane Ouattara, which prevented its journalists from working.

24 May 2011

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