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Another abduction in #Zimbabwe

By Hazel Ndebele AS Zanu PF’s vicious factional fights escalate, on May 20 Zimbabwe Sugar Milling Industry Workers Union (Zismiu) presiden [...]

#Ukraine regime-“enemy of the Press?”

  By Staff Reporter Ukrainian president bans dozens of journalists, incl from BBC, El Pais, RT‘s Ruptly Ukrainian President Petro [...]

Counterterrorism Law Used to Curb Free Speech in Tunisia

   Journalist, Blogger Facing Charges Tunisian authorities have brought charges against a journalist and a blogger under the country [...]

Eritrea is the most indebted African nation-WEF

  By Staff Reporter   Economics Japan, the world’s most indebted nation, is struggling to emerge from over two decades of stagna [...]

Gambian journalist Musa Saidykhan seeks redress for torture under Jammeh regime

By Staff Reporter MFWA This statement was originally published on on 25 June 2015. The absolute and non-derogable prohibition again [...]

Tsvangirai’s birthday spoiled by Journalist abduction

Press Statement From The MDC-T President 10 March 2015 Dzamara has been at receiving end from state security agents for holding demonstrat [...]

Reward for good journalism

By Staff Reporter Lovely to see the Al Jazeera Three being rewarded for good journalism rather than punished for it. (Photo: Richard Kenda [...]

Victory for press freedom in Africa?

By Staff Reporter   Landmark ruling overturning jail sentence of reporter in Burkina Faso hailed as significant – but journalists sti [...]

Charlie Hebdo fights back with another cartoon of Prophet Mohammed

By Staff Reporter Charlie Hebdo fights back by publishing a cartoon of a grieving Prophet Mohammed Latest edition of Charlie Hebdo will fea [...]

Somalia has killed three #journalists this year

By Staff Reporter Gunmen shot dead a journalist in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, the third killed in Somalia this year, a colleagu [...]

Jailed al Jazeera staff gets appeal date

#JournalismIsnotaCrime Press Statement We’re very excited to announce there’s finally a retrial date for our journalists in jail [...]

No Zimbabwean Scribes nominated for CNN Multichoice 2014 African Journalist

By Staff Reporter Nine Kenyans are nominated  Last Zimbabwean to win was Brian Hungwe in 1999 The award celebrates achievements in Investig [...]

“al-Jazeera journalists are devils”-Egyptian judge

By Staff Reporter In explanation for jailing of three men, Judge Mohamed Nagy Shehata says devil encouraged them The journalists Baher Moham [...]

“Don’t criticize me”-Swaziland judge convicts journalists #JournalismisnotaCrime

By Staff Reporter Swaziland‘s High Court has sent a chilling warning to journalists in the kingdom that the law courts can determine w [...]

Mugabe bans “Whites” from owning land in Zimbabwe

By Staff Reporter Mugabe nails the last in economy by declaring that Zimbabwe is  no country for whites to own land Robert Mugabe. Picture: [...]

Editor & Publisher of The Zimbabwean is wanted by ZRP in connection with Baba Jukwa circus

By Staff Reporter Police release list of more Baba Jukwa suspects POLICE have released a list of ten people wanted in connection with invest [...]

Editor’s arrest a ‘warning’ for Minister of Information Jonathan Moyo?

By Staff Reporter Information minister Jonathan Moyo was put under pressure to explain the appointment of ‘hostile’ journalist E [...]

Somaliland jails Newspaper owner and Editor for publishing false information

By Staff Reporter #JournalismIsNotaCrime Haatuf, a Somali-language newspaper based in Hargeisa, the capital of the breakaway northwestern te [...]

Sunday Mail editor alleges victimisation by Zanu PF in bail application

By Staff Reporter Edmund Kudzayi, the Sunday Mail editor who is being charged with treason and other offences, yesterday filed a bail applic [...]

Zimbabwe Sunday Mail Editor applies for bail at High Court

By Staff Reporter CPJ has attacked Zimbabwean authorities for incarcerating Sunday Mail Editor on trumped up charges Zimbabwean journalists [...]

Shock as Al-Jazeera journalists are convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison by Egyptian court

By Staff Reporter  The three – including Australian Peter Greste – faced charges of ‘helping terrorists’ Three jour [...]

The article that landed Zimbabwe Sunday Mail editor in trouble

By Staff Reporter In solidarity with Zimbabwe Sunday Mail Editor Edmund Kudzayi In solidarity with with fellow scriber being incarcerated fo [...]

Police arrest Sunday Mail editor in Harare #PressRepression

By Staff Reporter Edmund Kudzayi editor of The Sunday Mail Police in Harare have arrested the new editor of the weekly Sunday Mail newspaper [...]

Zimbabwe ConCourt revives investigative journalism by decriminalising defamation law

By Staff Reporter THE Constitutional Court (ConCourt) of Zimbabwe yesterday delivered a landmark ruling decriminalising defamation, which jo [...]

Safety of journalists essential to vibrant, democratic societies, UN rights chief stresses

By Staff Reporter “Sound, bold and independent” journalism is vital in any democratic society, the United Nations human rights chief dec [...]

Dictator Swaziland King’s personal budget boosted to $61million for 2014

By Staff Reporter Swaziland‘s King Mswati III accompanied by his wife greets staff of the Taj Hotel on May 11, 2013 in Cape Town, Sout [...]

As world celebrated #WorldPressFreedomDay,police in Zimbabwe ban pre authorised marches

By Staff Reporter Police today banned a World Press Freedom Day march organised by Zimbabwe Association of Community Radio Stations (Zacras) [...]

100 information heroes #worldpressFREEDOMday

By Staff Reporter For the first time ever, Reporters Without Borders is publishing a list of profiles of “100 information heroes” for Wo [...]

Ethiopia’s war with journos continue as scores are incacerated

By Staff Reporter The Ethiopian government has arrested six independent bloggers and a journalist in what human rights group Amnesty Interna [...]

As Zimbabwe turn 34,need for independence compares to colonial era.

By Staff Reporter Activists, such as Jenni Williams of Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) can be imprisoned in Zimbabwe for peaceful demonstrati [...]

African Court finds Burkina Faso regime complicit of journalist’s murder

By Staff Reporter   Reporters Without Borders hails a ruling issued by the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights on 28 March, fi [...]
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