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Truth in the age of internet shutdowns

Could the South African government legitimately be proposing that shutting down the Internet would be a justifiable measure for dealing with a hate speech complaint? Surely not[more]

Category: Media Matters


Post Newspaper Hits The Street Despite Closure

The Post Newspaper has hit the streets despite being closed by Zambia Revenue Authority yesterday. BELOW IS A STATEMENT FROM THE POST YESTERDAY[more]

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Angola: A year later, the Luanda Book Club languishes in jail

Last June, a group of 17 young Angolan activists were arrested in Luanda. Their crime? They were reading the wrong book. A year later, the Luanda Book Club remains in jail, persecuted by the same corrupt, authoritarian and brutal...[more]

Category: Media Matters


Ethiopia: Welcome to the Ethiopian Wide Web

Last week, the government in Ethiopia approved, much to the outcry of the rights activists, a new Computer Crime Proclamation, which, according to the government, is designed to protect the state and citizens from crimes...[more]

Category: Media Matters


Digital Migration in South Africa

SOS: Support Public Broadcasting is a Coalition which aims to address the ongoing issues concerning public and community broadcasting in South Africa and promotes the broadcast of quality, diverse, citizen-orientated programming...[more]

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Namibia: Leading the Way Where World Press Freedom Day Began

Windhoek — Presidential economic advisor Dr. John Steytler sees part of his job as ensuring Namibia has the freest media in the world. "We are already number one on the African continent," he says, "and we are number seventeen in...[more]

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Uganda: Govt Bans Live Broadcast of Kizza Besigye's Defiance Campaign

Uganda has banned the live broadcast of opposition protests dubbed 'Defiance campaign', the Information minister Gen Jim Muhwezi announced Thursday. [more]

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Motsoeneng pushes for regulation of journalists

SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has reiterated his desire to see the media regulated, getting South Africans fired up on Twitter. [more]

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Namibia: NBC reaches 67% digital coverage

The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation says it reached 67% coverage in terms of viewers switching from analogue to digital viewing by the end of last month. [more]

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Burundi: Court refuses to free radio journalist, upholds charges

A Bujumbura court today confirmed criminal charges against Radio Publique Africaine director Bob Rugurika in connection with his coverage of the murder of three Italian nuns, and refused to hear a request by his lawyers for his...[more]

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Tuesday, 19. September 2017
11:32 - CPJ to release report on Cameroon's press freedom crackdown
New York, September 15, 2017--The Committee to Protect Journalists will release its report, "Journalists Not Terrorists: In Cameroon, anti-terror legislation is used to silence cri...
11:42 - Celebrating Universal Access to Information Day
This year SAHA is participating in two big events hosted on 28 September, Universal Access to Information Day.