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Press Freedom Under Siege Again in the New Ethiopia

“Ethiopian press freedom gained a much-needed push thanks to reforms by prime minister Abiy Ahmed. But already the push back…

A Minister’s Sex Life–some reflections

The media, the opposition, political analysts have devoted quite some attention to the alleged scandal in which the Mineral Resources…

Diplomats question Tanzania newspaper suspension

” Diplomats in Tanzania from eight European nations on Friday questioned the decision to impose a week-long closure on a…

Tanzania Suspends Newspaper Over Story On Falling Shilling

Tanzania has suspended The Citizen newspaper for seven days. The government accused the privately-owned local daily of publishing false information…

Mozambique – Media Barred From Insurgent Region

“Mozambique’s state security forces are intimidating, detaining, and prosecuting journalists covering the fighting against an armed Islamist group in the…

BBC investigative journalists arrested in Uganda

“Uganda police have detained five people including journalists from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC Africa) who are reported to have…

New Media Platforms Have Become Powerful Across Africa

“Online platforms have become an important site for political and social engagement. On the one hand they have beenĀ praisedĀ for their…

Committee to Protect Journalists outraged by Tanzanian treatment

“CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon said “we are outraged by their treatment at the hands of Tanzanian authorities,” and said…

Foreign Journalists arrested and (maybe) released in Tanzania

A Kenyan and a South African journalist were arrested in Tanzania. According to the press, they have been realeased-https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/ea/Tanzania-frees-Kenyan-South-Africa-journalists/4552908-4841998-q5iyqcz/index.html Some…

The dangers of investigative journalism in Africa

“Anonymous threats. Police harassment. Hostile officials. The constant, hovering cloud of self-censorship, social exclusion and forced exile. And to top…

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