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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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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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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]

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