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Security police prevent publication of Sudan newspapers

Eight newspapers have been prevented from publication and distribution by National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), this week, amidst protests against recent austerity measures...

10 Jan 2018

CPJ announces press oppressors' awards amid Trump's fake news awards

As US President Donald Trump announces his "fake media" awards, the CPJ names its global press oppressors - world leaders who use rhetoric, legal action, and censorship to try to silence their critics...

9 Jan 2018

Somali authorities arrest local journalist following critical reporting

Somali authorities should immediately release Abdishakur Abdullahi Ahmed, also known as Shaasha, who works as a correspondent for the Nairobi-based RTN Somali TV channel ...

5 Jan 2018

A December to remember: Africa's dire press freedom record

The media landscape for journalists and other media workers remains grim in many parts of Africa, with targeted killings and continued attacks on freedom of speech...

3 Jan 2018

Somaliland journalists detained, accused of "false news"

Police arrested Somali journalists on allegations of publishing false news about the mayor of Berbera, a port city in the semi-autonomous region of Somaliland...

29 Dec 2017

Rwanda prevents journalist from attending UN event

Rwandan authorities bar journalist from travel to the UN Internet Governance Forum...

22 Dec 2017

2017 Daily Maverick South African Persons of the Year: The Whistle-blowers

In 2017, the horrifying extent of State Capture finally became clearer to the South African public. And we would still be languishing in the dark were it not for the whistle-blowers: the handful of courageous South African men and women who did not remain silent in the face of wrongdoing, but stood up and spoke out...

By Jessica Bezuidenhout & Rebecca Davis 22 Dec 2017

Ahmed Abba to be freed

Ahmed Abba to be freed after Cameroonian Court reduces sentence on appeal...

21 Dec 2017

Eight Uganda tabloid staff freed on bail

A Ugandan court has released eight editors and directors of one of the country's most popular newspapers, who were charged with treason last month, effectively stalling the tabloid's operations...

21 Dec 2017

Ethiopian government blocks social media as violence spreads

The Ethiopian government has partially blocked internet access in the country following the spread of violence across the country...

19 Dec 2017

Promoting free speech in Lesotho

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Lesotho's new-look website promotes the right to information and free speech...

14 Dec 2017

Record number of journalists imprisoned globally

A record number of journalists remain imprisoned throughout the world for their work, the annual census by the Committee to Protect Journalists finds. In Africa, Egypt and Eritrea top the list...

13 Dec 2017

Cameroon detains US-Cameroonian writer over critical commentary

Cameroonian authorities detained Patrice Nganang, a Cameroonian-American academic and columnist, as he attempted to fly to Zimbabwe from Douala on December 6...

12 Dec 2017

Ugandan tabloid editors detained over 'fake' story

The editors and directors of one of Uganda's most popular tabloid newspapers have been detained over what authorities called a fake news story about a political plot implicating the president...

23 Nov 2017

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International

H&M 'racist' ad adds to company's woes

STOCKHOLM - A racism scandal at H&M is the latest indication of management problems at the Swedish clothing giant, once the darling of shoppers but now struggling to make the switch to e-commerce, analysts say.

18 hours ago

Facebook move will play out in long-term: analysts

NEW YORK - Facebook's move to highlight posts from friends and family over those from brands and publications follows months of turmoil for the social network and will result in lower advertising revenue - at least in the short-term, analysts said.

18 hours ago

World stands up for Haiti, Africa after Trump's "shithole" comment

Update: US President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to respond to reports that he referred to Africa, Haiti and El Salvador as "shitholes".

By Andy Walker 22 hours ago

Facebook joins Europol talks to fight Islamist propaganda

THE HAGUE - Facebook took part this week in key talks with European police agencies on how to stop and eliminate violent and terror-related Islamic jihadist posts, in an evolving battle against such propaganda.

23 hours ago

Facebook updates News Feed to make friends a priority

LAS VEGAS - Facebook on Thursday announced a major update that will put friends and family above pages or celebrities in a user's news feed -- and likely result in people spending less time on the leading social network.

23 hours ago

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