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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]

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

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