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01.06.2018

Kenyan court blocks new online rules after free speech petition

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A new cybercrime law came into force in Kenya on Wednesday, but without a ban on “false” information, after bloggers and journalists won a court order blocking rules they said could curtail free expression. [more]

Category: Media Matters

01.06.2018

APPLICATIONS!!

African media makers looking for new opportunities, here's a list of fellowships and scholarships for people involved in media work... don't be shy, apply! [more]

Category: Media Matters

17.05.2018

Why economic questions are key to Africa’s media freedom debate

Press freedom is often thought of in relation to political pressure. There is more than enough evidence that threats, intimidation and imprisonment of journalists remain a serious cause for concern in Africa. But two recent...[more]

Category: Media Matters

18.04.2018

Experts fear police ‘overreach’ in arrest of teen in website breach

Internet law experts are questioning the arrest of a 19-year-old Halifax man for an alleged breach of a provincial website after the youth came forward to say he believed he was simply downloading public information.[more]

Category: Media Matters

15.04.2018

NMT condemns attempt by the Namibia Central Intelligence Service to censor, silence media

The Namibia Media Trust (NMT) condemns an attempt this week by the Namibia Central Intelligence Service (NCIS) to censor and silence the media.[more]

Category: Media Matters

11.04.2018

EXPENSIVE FREE SPEECH: You now have to pay the government over $900 a year to be a blogger in Tanzania

The internet has long been lauded as a marketplace for the free exchange of ideas, but not in Tanzania, where it will now cost you $930 to license a blog.[more]

Category: Media Matters

04.04.2018

Mozambique’s press faces violent reprisals in its war for freedom

The nation’s journalists still run the risk of abduction, detention and death threats[more]

Category: Media Matters

27.03.2018

World Press Freedom Day 2018

UNESCO will lead the 25th celebration of World Press Freedom Day 2018. Registration is now open for the main event, which will take place in Accra, Ghana on 2 – 3 May. This year’s global theme is ‘Keeping Power in Check: Media,...[more]

Category: Media Matters

12.02.2018

UN High Commissioner concerned at Fiji media curbs

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights says the limits imposed on journalists in Fiji are "highly worrying.''[more]

Category: Media Matters

05.02.2018

Plan by Zambia to regulate internet use sparks debate

LUSAKA – A plan by authorities in Zambia to introduce regulations for social media use has sparked debate in the southern African nation. [more]

Category: Media Matters

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Wednesday, 15. August 2018
15:26 - Internet Freedom Under Threat as Crackdown on Journalists and Bloggers Rises
All over the world, many people use the Internet to connect, communicate, and interact.
15:41 - Zambians protest introduction of tax on internet calls
Zambians are protesting the implementation of a 30 Ngwe ($0.1) levy on internet calls over platforms like WhatsApp, Skype and Viber.