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Newspaper editor jailed on charge of insulting president

Reporters Without Borders is surprised and dismayed to learn that an opposition newspaper editor was placed in pre-trial detention yesterday in (...)

Published on 30 July 2015 Read


Police surround opposition radio station, arrest reporter

Armed police surrounded Luanda-based opposition radio station Radio Despertar yesterday morning while one of its journalists, Gonçalves Vieira, (...)

Published on 30 July 2015 Read


Any future for Burundi’s media after presidential election?

Burundi’s privately-owned radio stations are still silent although President Pierre Nkurunziza succeeded in forcing the country to hold an (...)

Published on 29 July 2015 Read


Obama asked to defend media freedom on Africa tour

President Barack Obama White House 1600 Pennsylania Ave, NW Washington, DC 20500 Washington DC, 22 July 2015 Mr President, I’m writing to (...)

Published on 24 July 2015 Read


Postponed elections in Burundi, an "insufficient gesture"

While the privately-owned media remain closed, the presidential election that was to have been held today has been postponed by the government (...)

Published on 15 July 2015 Read


RSF welcomes the release of six journalists and bloggers in Ethiopia

Ahead of the Third international conference on the financing of development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian authorities have in the past 24 hours (...)

Published on 9 July 2015 Read


Jail term and radio station raid fuel concern in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s government seems to be taking a tougher line with the media, raiding a community radio station and imposing a (...)

Published on 1 July 2015 Read


Political magazine editor finally freed

Reporters Without Borders is relieved by the release of Bheki Makhubu, the editor of the political news magazine The Nation, and calls for him to (...)

Published on 1 July 2015 Read

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