media freedom

 
Media freedom under siege again in the new Ethiopia
Media freedom under siege again in the new Ethiopia
In a small, barely furnished office with some of the electric wiring still showing in half-completed walls, Habtamu Mekonnen sits at his laptop...
EDITORIAL: Tanzania gags free press
EDITORIAL: Tanzania gags free press
Another week, another report of Tanzania clamping down on independent media. This time, it was Kwanza TV, an online channel that found itself on...
Life as an Eritrean journalist
Life as an Eritrean journalist
Last month, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) declared that Eritrea is the world’s most censored country, worse even than North Korea or...
High court finds parts of Rica ‘unconstitutional’
High court finds parts of Rica ‘unconstitutional’
In a massive victory against unwarranted state surveillance, the Pretoria high court has declared a number of sections of South Africa’s...
CENSORED: How the M&G got taken down
CENSORED: How the M&G got taken down
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Making media freedom in Eswatini is more than a dream
Making media freedom in Eswatini is more than a dream
The role of dissenting journalists in Eswatini is more crucial than ever before. But the grimy reality is that critical journalists left in...
Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa
Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa
One of the least enviable tasks of journalists in the US must be reporting on how the public trusts their work less and less. A 2018 study found that only about four in ten Americans...
South Sudan's independent media under pressure
South Sudan's independent media under pressure
Eight years after independence, South Sudan still struggles to address media challenges. Independent journalists continue to fear for their...
Donor-funded journalism is on the rise in Africa: why it needs closer scrutiny
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. Foreign aid funds diverse...
Journalists act to get justice for assassinated reporters
Journalists act to get justice for assassinated reporters
It has been more than eight months since Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist and critic of his home country’s government who had been...
Fraudster named in SA’s oil deal
Fraudster named in SA’s oil deal
Money laundering, impersonation of a United States congressman and fraud — these are some of the allegations against a top lawyer who was...

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