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Freedom of expression is a crucial factor in managing the Covid-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative effect on journalists’ health, working conditions and freedom to report. Now more than ever, media freedom needs to be upheld

Pandemic of human rights abuses haunts governments in East and Southern Africa

In a year defined by Covid-19, human rights violations, including massacres of civilians and crackdowns on opposition parties, have plagued these regions

The Qwelane case: When human rights meet human rights

The Jon Qwelane case brings into focus the tension between hate speech and freedom of expression

Mozambican authorities must stop the attack on media freedom

When journalists stop telling the truth about what’s going on in their country, when they stop exposing wrongdoing and corruption allegations, everyone suffers

Censorship, surveillance could be the biggest rights challenges post Covid-19

The impacts of these infringements could last well beyond the life of the Covid-19 pandemic

New digital regulations mean the state can track you — no questions asked

The provisions have been introduced to contain the spread of Covid-19, but some may infringe on certain constitutional rights

EFF tackles apartheid legislation

While the ANC in Parliament found itself defending the presence of FW de Klerk at the State of the Nation address last week, the government was also — in court this time — defending an apartheid-era law

African leaders use anti-terror laws to silence journalists

Reporters in Eswatini, Egypt, Nigeria, Uganda, Ethiopia and Cameroon have been arrested

How Uganda is using old and new laws to block activists on social media

There is a strong framework of international laws and conventions that defend free speech, but Uganda continues to limit freedom of expression

The restriction of basic freedoms has become the global norm

Civil liberties are eroding in six out of 10 countries, according to a new report

All are one at Ubuntu.Lab

Through guided conversations at Ubuntu.Lab, people can take off their masks in a safe and sacred space

Free speech is costly

​Freedom of expression is one of the cornerstones of our nascent constitutional democracy, and it is unquestionably a principle worth defending

Botswana Gazette journalists arrested over story

Staff of the Botswana Gazette are being held for questioning about a story the newspaper published exposing an alleged illegal oil deal.

Violent intimidation of writers must not be tolerated

The savage attack on Zainub Dala shows the terror of the freedom to use words, and the desire to obliterate them.

MJC: Freedom of speech should not lead to hate speech

South Africa's Muslim Judicial Council said they condemn the attacks carried out in France, but there are limits to freedom of expression.

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