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