media freedom

 
End to freedom starts with burnt books
End to freedom starts with burnt books
Some people think that burning books and threatening authors is acceptable. It is important that we collectively push back against such nakedly...
Tanzania reconsiders harsh media laws
Tanzania reconsiders harsh media laws
Tanzania’s Information Minister Harrison Mwakyembe said that his government is open to reviewing the controversial Media Services Act, which has...
Media freedom too easily taken for granted
Media freedom too easily taken for granted
The understanding of media freedom and freedom of expression that some South African political party officials and civil servants promulgate ought...
Tanzania suspends leading newspaper over currency report
Tanzania suspends leading newspaper over currency report
Tanzania has suspended a leading newspaper and its website for a week accusing it of falsely reporting currency exchange rates.
The best of the M&G’s Africa coverage in 2018
The best of the M&G’s Africa coverage in 2018
The Mail & Guardian prides itself on in-depth, first-hand reporting on and from the African continent. This is a selection of the best stories...
Myanmar Reuters journalists appeal seven-year sentence
Myanmar Reuters journalists appeal seven-year sentence
Lawyers lodged an appeal Monday to free two Reuters journalists jailed for their reporting on Myanmar's Rohingya crisis, decrying the sentence as a...
A World of Khashoggis
A World of Khashoggis
For two months, the brutal murder of the US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, and its geopolitical...
Sanef seeks legal advice to protect journalists
Sanef seeks legal advice to protect journalists
The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) has urged journalists to leave press conferences or rallies held by political parties if they feel...
Study sheds light on scourge of 'fake' news in Africa
Study sheds light on scourge of 'fake' news in Africa
Concerns about “fake news” have dominated discussions about the relationship between the media and politics in the developed world in recent...
Unembargoed: November 9 to 15
Unembargoed: November 9 to 15
A forensic report claims Supra Mahumapelo urged municipalities to invest with the bank
Editorial: Journalism under attack in Africa
Editorial: Journalism under attack in Africa
The former Mail & Guardian editor, Angela Quintal, and Muthoki Mumo, formerly of Kenya’s Daily Nation, were detained overnight...
Chinese-style 'digital authoritarianism' grows globally — study
Chinese-style 'digital authoritarianism' grows globally — study
Governments worldwide are stepping up the use of online tools, in many cases inspired by China's model, to suppress dissent and tighten their grip...

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