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Lesotho: MoAfrika FM radio presenter attacked at political rally

Jospeh Ntakha, a radio presenter from local private radio station MoAfrika FM Radio was physically attacked at the All Basotho Convention (ABC) political party rally at Setsoto Stadium in Maseru, Lesotho, on 1 February 2015. [more]

Category: Media Matters


Konaté v Burkina Faso: The Judgment and its Implications for the Decriminalisation of Expression Campaign in Africa

The African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights has handed down a powerful first judgment on press freedom by ruling that criminal defamation laws cannot include custodial sentences or sanctions that are disproportionate, such as...[more]

Category: Media Matters


Tanzania: Government bans The East African for circulating without registration

Just when media stakeholders in Tanzania thought that 2015 could be ‘media friendly’, especially after the inclusion of progressive Articles on access to information and media law in the proposed new Constitution, the government...[more]

Category: Media Matters


Media freedom essential during upcoming 2015 African elections

As Zambia, Lesotho and Tanzania go to the polls in 2015, the media have a key role to play in ensuring fair and transparent elections with informed voters. [more]

Category: Media Matters


Burundi: Burundian journalist arrested, charged after not revealing source

Burundian authorities imprisoned the director of the privately owned Radio Publique Africaine on Tuesday and charged him with complicity in murder, according to news reports. The arrest followed the station's broadcast of an...[more]

Category: Media Matters


Victory for press freedom in Africa?

Landmark ruling overturning jail sentence of reporter in Burkina Faso hailed as significant but journalists still face hurdles[more]

Category: Media Matters


Zambia: Lukulu FM stormed by PF cadres for playing opposition advert

On 4 January 2015, Lukulu FM, a radio station based in Western province of Zambia, was reportedly stormed by ruling Patriotic Front (PF) cadres around 8:45am for broadcasting an opposition political party’s advertisement. [more]

Category: Media Matters


Somali media watchdog condemns latest arrest of journalists

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) on Monday condemned the arbitrary arrest of two broadcast journalists in Mogadishu on Sunday afternoon by the Somali security forces, the latest in a string of harassment of...[more]

Category: Media Matters


Somali: Two Somali journalists killed and three injured in twin bombings

Two journalists were killed and three were wounded in a twin bombing in the south-central Somali town of Baidoa on December 5, which targeted a restaurant where journalists and officials frequently congregate. [more]

Category: Media Matters


Namibia: Namibian media are self-regulatory

The Head of the SADC-PF Election Observation Mission, Advocate Jacob Francis Mudenda, says there is a lack of a binding code of conduct governing the media coverage of elections in Namibia. [more]

Category: Media Matters

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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.