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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

‘Killing the chicken to scare the monkey’: what Jimmy Lai’s arrest means for Hong Kong’s independent media

Although self-censorship has long been a concern, Hong Kong has traditionally enjoyed a vibrant free press

The media is dead, long live the king

The state of King Mswati’s health is just one of many contentious issues that cannot be reported on in eSwatini

Moi and the media: How Kenyan journalism suffered under his iron heel

The former president's stranglehold on the press made it very difficult for journalists to do their jobs

‘The police shoot at journalists all the time’: Press freedom shrinks in Somalia

Fewer journalists have been killed since President Farmajoo came to power in 2017, but general freedom of expression has been sharply curtailed, as detailed in a new Amnesty International report

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,...

EDITORIAL: Tanzania gags free press

Tanzania’s attacks on its once-vibrant press have become so commonplace that the crackdown barely makes the news

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

Making media freedom in ESwatini is more than a dream

Magazine editor Bheki Makhubu, in spite of harassment from King Mswati and his cronies, is undeterred in his bid to expose the regime’s wrongdoings

Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa

In a surprising change in trends, citizens in many African countries increasingly support government restrictions of press freedom

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 freedom

Editorial: Help defend the free press

'Media ownership is becoming increasingly politicised, further undermining the independence of major broadcasters and titles'

Top Myanmar court rejects appeal of Reuters journalists

Reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have been behind bars since their arrest in December 2017 under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act

Tanzania suspends leading newspaper over currency report

The Citizen was accused of relaying false information in a recent article on the devaluation of Tanzanian shilling

Myanmar Reuters journalists appeal seven-year sentence

Their conviction in September sparked widespread global condemnation

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