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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'

Dirco confirms release of former M&G editor, colleague

Angela Quintal and her Committee to Protect Journalists colleague Muthoki Mumo are now free to leave Tanzania

Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova murdered

Viktoria Marinova is the third high-profile journalist to be killed in the European Union in the past year, and the fourth since the start of 2017

Kenya signs bill criminalising fake news

​On Wednesday, President Kenyatta signed a lengthy new Bill into law, criminalising cybercrimes including fake news, cyberbullying and cyberespionage

Liberia’s Weah, media on edge as reporter flees

There has been no honeymoon period for the press under the new government of President George Weah

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Judicial Conduct Committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for his remarks about SA Israel relations

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

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Ithala fails to act against board chairperson over PPE scandal

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