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‘Climate of fear’ in eSwatini media

Self-censorship is rife as journalists are fined for stories that criticise royals or big business

Zimbabwean journalist ‘fears for his life’ after being singled out by Zanu-PF

Hopewell Chin’ono recently published a series of Facebook posts that outline alleged connections between President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s son and a company that was awarded tender to supply equipment to prevent the spread of Covid-19

Swati editors flee to safety in SA

Independent media is under threat as authorities harass and threaten journalists

Press freedom group condemns attempted kidnapping of Mozambican editor

One of Mozambique’s most senior journalists escaped a kidnapping attempt in Maputo on New Year’s Eve. Matias Guente, the executive editor of Canal de Moçambique,...

Life as an Eritrean journalist

It’s official: Eritrea is the world’s most censored country. This is one journalist’s account of what it is like to work there

CPJ calls on SADC to prioritise press freedom and the safety of journalists

CPJ has documented a deeply troubling erosion of press freedom in several member states, including attacks on journalists

Tanzanian journalist wins International Press Freedom Award

Maxence Melo Mubyazi is one of five recipients of the 2019 International Press Freedom Award.

Journalist killed in Ghana, home to Africa’s freest press

2019’s first recorded death of a journalist happened in Accra in mid-January

Journalists become increasing ‘targets’ for killings — watchdog

The Committee to Protect Journalists said 34 of the 53 journalists killed on duty this year around the world were 'singled out for murder'

Editorial: Malema plays a dangerous game

Many of the journalists on Malema’s list have already been subjected to a torrent of abuse on social media platforms

EU to review its financial support for Tanzania over human rights concerns

Tanzania's President Magufuli is facing growing international pressure and sanction over the repression of civil society, the media and gay people

Sanef concerned by Sisulu’s ‘defence’ of Tanzanian authorities

There are conflicting accounts of what happened to Angela Quintal and Muthoki Mumo during their detention in Tanzania

Dirco urges journalists to carry correct travel documentation

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said Tanzanian authorities told her Quintal and Mumo were detained because they had contravened their visa regulations

Accountability dies when journalists are killed

Today more journalists are murdered because of their reporting than die in war zones

Editorial: Journalism under attack in Africa

'Journalists will not go down without a fight, even as it becomes ever more difficult to do so'

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