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Wan-Ifra explores how news media is adapting business models to promote press freedom

Wan-Ifra has released a new report that looks into how news media companies are adapting their business models to ensure press freedom...

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Ugandan commentator arrested over Facebook post critical of president

Uganda cracks down on social media criticism of Government and the President...

18 Jul 2019

Tanzanian among annual press freedom awards honourees

CPJ's annual International Press Freedom Awards and benefit dinner will honour courageous journalists from around the world...

17 Jul 2019

Justice must be done for death of journalist Azory Gwanda

Activists and fellow journalists have been asking about Gwanda's whereabouts for months, including on #WhereIsAzory on Twitter, with no answer from the Tanzanian government...

16 Jul 2019

Donor-funded journalism is on the rise in Africa: why it needs closer scrutiny

An enormous and increasing portion of the foreign development aid coming into Africa annually is for media development...

12 Jul 2019

Fake news and the role of the ordinary citizen

Fake news is eroding trust in the media in Africa, fuelling hate speech and leading to violence in extreme instances...

12 Jul 2019

MTN Group urged to end participation in internet shutdowns in Sudan

The Committee to Protect Journalists has joined 22 other organisations in calling on MTN Group, to end its role in Sudan's internet shutdowns...

By Justin Shilad 12 Jul 2019

In BBC interview, Tanzanian foreign minister says journalist Azory Gwanda is dead

The Committee to Protect Journalists yesterday called on the Tanzanian government to provide a detailed public account of the fate of freelance journalist Azory Gwanda...

11 Jul 2019

In era of reform, Ethiopia still reverts to old tactics to censor press

While internet shutdowns and anti-terror laws being turned against journalists are nothing new in Ethiopia, their use in recent weeks is in stark contrast to the Ethiopia that welcomed the international media community for World Press Freedom Day...

By Muthoki Mumo 10 Jul 2019

Internet shutdown in Mauritania, media arrests

Two journalists arrested, internet shut down amid disputed election in Mauritania...

8 Jul 2019

Burkina Faso parliament criminalises false news, reporting on terrorism

Burkina Faso's parliament adopted revisions to the country's penal code which criminalise using any means of communication to disseminate information about terrorist attacks ...

4 Jul 2019

Police arrest, assault 2 AFP journalists in Central African Republic

Authorities in the Central African Republic should investigate police who allegedly assaulted two French reporters...

3 Jul 2019

Somaliland bans two privately owned TV stations

Authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland should immediately lift an indefinite ban on two privately owned television stations...

1 Jul 2019

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