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How Uganda is using old and new laws to block activists on social media

Activists who use digital media are protected by international law and protocols that guarantee freedom of expression...

By Ronald Kakungulu-Mayambala 10 Sep 2019

Nigerian publisher charged with treason

Nigerian authorities should drop all treason charges against publisher Agba Jalingo, release him from detention, and stop using the country's state security laws to harass government critics...

9 Sep 2019

Nigerian publisher Agba Jalingo detained without charge

On August 22, in Lagos, police officers with Nigeria's special anti-robbery squad arrested Jalingo, publisher of online news outlet CrossRiverWatch...

4 Sep 2019

Why Tanzania's attacks on free speech break with Nyerere's legacy

Nyerere often argued that Tanzanians should not be afraid to challenge authority. He also spoke out strongly for freedom of speech...

By Nick Westcott 4 Sep 2019

Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa

In Africa new data suggests citizens' support for press freedoms is in sharp decline...

By Jeff Conroy-Krutz 2 Sep 2019

Journalist Ignace Sossou convicted of false news in Benin

The government of Benin should act to decriminalise press offenses, the Committee to Protect Journalists said last week, after journalist Ignace Sossou was convicted of false news for reporting on corporate finances...

27 Aug 2019

Onslaught against press freedoms in Tanzania

CPJ says Kabendera, Gwanda cases highlight Tanzania's decline in press freedom and human rights...

26 Aug 2019

#Loeries2019: Our responsibility of better representation in advertising, media

The media and advertising industries play an important role in stirring the way society is portrayed. Here's why UN Women and Dove's masterclass session at Loeries 2019 called for the creative industry as a whole to take a stand and work actively towards better representation, particularly in terms of gender...

By Leigh Andrews 23 Aug 2019

Guinea media leader arrested

The African Editors Forum (TAEF) strongly condemns the arrest of one of the leading lights of African media, Souleymane Diallo of Guinea Conakry...

21 Aug 2019

'Troubling' erosion of press freedom in certain SADC states

CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritise press freedom and the safety of journalists...

19 Aug 2019

Cameroon's military detains pidgin news anchor Samuel Wazizi

Cameroonian authorities should immediately release without charge, pidgin news anchor Samuel Wazizi, the Committee to Protect Journalists has demanded...

15 Aug 2019

Senegalese authorities arrest critical journalist Adama Gaye

Authorities in Senegal should immediately release and drop all charges against journalist Adama Gaye, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

14 Aug 2019

Tanzania switches track, charges Kabendera with economic crimes

Prosecutors in Tanzania today charged freelance journalist Erick Kabendera with money laundering, tax evasion, and assisting an organized crime racket...

7 Aug 2019

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