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Madagascar

Jail terms for defaming officials online under new law

Madagascar’s National Assembly has quietly adopted a cybercrime law that provides for prison sentences for anyone insulting or defaming a state (...)

Published on 4 August 2014 Read

DRC

Nord-Kivu authorities ban media coverage of Muslim community

Reporters Without Borders deplores the ban on any media coverage linked to the local Muslim community that the Higher Council for Broadcasting (...)

Published on 31 July 2014 Read

Somalia

Two journalists arrested in Somaliland

Reporters Without Borders is very concerned about Baligubadle Online Media editor Ahmed Adan Robleh and Universal TV director Mohamed Aabi, who (...)

Published on 30 July 2014 Read

Swaziland

Writers get two-year jail terms for contempt of court

Reporters Without Borders deplores the two-year jail sentences that writers Bheki Makhubu and Thulani Maseko finally received today for contempt (...)

Published on 25 July 2014 Read

Madagascar

A return to previous levels of censorship feared

Update : On July 25th, the defamation complaint towards Jean-Luc Rahaga and Solo Rabfiringa was withdrawn. The journalists were released and (...)

Published on 22 July 2014 Read

Gambia

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

Ethiopia

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

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