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Cameroon: Rebels Attack Reporters, Torch Media Offices

“Journalists in Cameroon’s troubled English-speaking regions say separatists are attacking them because of critical reporting and refusal to broadcast rebel…

Freedom of the Press in Gambia

Freedom of the Press in Gambia is being restricted. “Attacks on reporters and the shutting down of two radio stations…

Under Buhari, Nigeria Records Worst Attacks On Journalists in 34 Years

“The year 2018 was initially recorded by the analysis to have witnessed the highest number of attacks (58). But the…

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…

Sudan imprisons Darfur journalist for reporting unrest

“A Sudanese court has sentenced a journalist to three months in prison for violating a state law.” https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/africa/Sudan-imprisons-Darfur-journalist-for-reporting-unrest/4552902-4980526-1582nuz/index.html You may…

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 been praised for their…

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…

We Lied About Zimbabwe – Sunday Times

“A major South African publication, the Sunday Times, has admitted writing falsehoods against Zimbabwe” https://allafrica.com/stories/201810150096.html You may also be interested…

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