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
Atia Tilarious Azohnwi, Tim Finnian, and Hans Achomba, a freelance documentary filmmaker, are the journalists released from jail in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
Egypt extends its assault on freedom of expression by blocking dozens of websites, including those of the media, UN experts warn
Authorities in Kenya should credibly investigate incidents of harassment against journalists covering the aftermath of August 8's disputed elections
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
Louise Marsland 4 Aug 2017
A Malian activist whose fierce criticism of politicians and religious figures on YouTube has made him a cult figure, survived an assassination attempt on Tuesday, his family told AFP
On May 22, 2017, security operatives and officials of the Nasarawa State Urban Development Board stormed the premises of privately-owned Breeze FM and razed the building.
Authorities in Cote d'Ivoire have introduced a new media bill containing provisions that criminalise press offences
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is outraged by the 10 year prison sentence issued to journalist Ahmed Abba by Yaoundé military court in Cameroon
Internet access restored in anglophone Cameroon after three months, following a widely-criticised government shutdown
AU Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression asked to intervene in Cameroon human rights and freedom of expression crisis
Private radio operators in Mali on Sunday denounced a state crackdown on pirate broadcasters, with 47 stations threatened with closure for failing to obtain licences
African free expression network AFEX, is concerned for safety of journalists in Somalia