[RSF] As journalists continue to be arrested arbitrarily at an alarming rate in Somalia and as a presidential election draws nearer, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the country’s authorities to urgently implement a promised moratorium on detaining journalists for presumed offences in connection with their work.
[263Chat] Incarcerated Journalist Hopewell Chin’ono who is facing charges of communicating falsehoods says he will not apply for bail preferring to challenge the unconstitutional law used to charge him.
[The Herald] MDC Alliance vice chairperson Job Sikhala and political activist Hopewell Chin’ono yesterday separately appeared in court for allegedly publishing falsehoods.
[Nation] Ever since a Chinese citizen journalist was jailed for four years for her live stream reporting from Wuhan as the Covid-19 outbreak unfurled the world, many people would ask themselves several questions: Wasn’t Zhang Zhan doing her work by reporting the truth? Why would the Chinese government want to continue controlling information flow during … Read moreKenya: Media Freedom and Democracy
[Dalsan Radio] Ahmed Abdi Nur, one of the most famous Somali journalist has died in London, England on Wednesday.
[Govt of SA] Post Office response to article in The Star titled ‘Ndabeni-Abrahams accused of sneaking in businessman in R2.1bn tender’
[Premium Times] The coronavirus pandemic is threatening the target of ending acute malnutrition.
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia — Liberian Philanthropist Dr. Daniel E. Cassell has observed that the media landscape in Liberia is grappling with numerous intimidations and censorship under the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) led- government of President George Manneh Weah.
[FrontPageAfrica] On 28 September 2020, the world is celebrating the International Day of Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). This year, the conditions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic demonstrate in particular the need to ensure access to information.
[Observer] — Says Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee, describes Liberia’s current governance system as a ‘pregnant rat democracy’.