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Cameroon uses anti-terror law to silence critical press

Cameroon's broadly worded anti-terror law is being used by authorities to arrest and threaten local journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in a report released this week

3 days ago

Egypt blocks dozens of websites, including media sites

Egypt extends its assault on freedom of expression by blocking dozens of websites, including those of the media, UN experts warn

31 Aug 2017

Kenyan journalists harassed, detained, reporting on election violence

Authorities in Kenya should credibly investigate incidents of harassment against journalists covering the aftermath of August 8's disputed elections

19 Aug 2017

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

Media watchdog urges Algeria to free journalist

ALGIERS - Press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders on Wednesday urged Algerian authorities to release a freelance journalist and fixer who was arrested and accused of spying

13 Jul 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

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

Cameroon clamp down on media freedoms

Cameroonian authorities should immediately reverse a decision to suspend independent broadcaster Radio Hot Cocoa 94 FM, says the CPJ…

16 Jan 2017

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