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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]

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Wednesday, 04. April 2018
15:31 - 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
Wednesday, 11. April 2018
16:30 - 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.
Sunday, 15. April 2018
15:01 - 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.
Wednesday, 18. April 2018
13:28 - 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 si...