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President Jammeh must put an end to 20 years of repression and impunity for human rights violations

22 July 1994 - 22 July 2014: 20 Years of Fear in Gambia Joint Statement On 22 July 1994, a group of military officers led by lieutenant (...)

Published on 22 July 2014 Read


Nine bloggers and journalists held without charge beyond 80-day deadline

Reporters Without Borders was disappointed but not really surprised to learn that the six bloggers and three journalists were not brought before (...)

Published on 15 July 2014 Read

South Sudan

Media freedom on hold in South Sudan because of civil war

The anniversary, on 9 July, was a sad one. Despite all the obstacles, South Sudan had initially seemed to embody a new hope of stability and (...)

Published on 11 July 2014 Read


Men in plainclothes abduct provincial newspaper editor

Reporters Without Borders urges the Nigerian authorities to locate Thomas Thomas, the editor of Global Concord, an independent and outspoken (...)

Published on 4 July 2014 Read


Eritrean officials accused before Swedish court of crime against humanity

The complaint was filed on 30 June by three lawyers – Jesús Alcalá, Percy Bratt and Prisca Orsonneau, who heads Reporters Without Borders’ Legal (...)

Published on 3 July 2014 Read


State broadcaster fires 20 journalists for “narrow political views”

The 20 journalists were denied entry to ORTO headquarter on 25 June and were effectively dismissed without any explanations other than their (...)

Published on 30 June 2014 Read


Court verdict raises concern about freedom of information in Benin

Benin is relatively highly placed at 75th of 180 countries in the Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index, and is ranked 16th among (...)

Published on 27 June 2014 Read


Absurd jail terms passed on newspaper’s owner and its editor

Reporters without borders is relieved to learn that the two journalists of Haatuf newspaper, Yusuf Abdi Gabobe and Ahmed Igeh, were pardoned by (...)

Published on 25 June 2014 Read

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