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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

Nigeria

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

Eritrea

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

Ethiopia

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

Benin

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

Somalia

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

Somalia

Somali government urged to revise proposed media law

Reporters Without Borders cautions the Somali cabinet against adopting an incomplete and overly restrictive media bill, which it is to examine (...)

Published on 25 June 2014 Read

CAR

RWB appalled by death of CAR radio journalist Elisabeth Blanche Olofio

She was brutally attacked by armed rebel who accused her of having “a sharp tongue”. She was first treated locally then was transferred to hospital (...)

Published on 24 June 2014 Read

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