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RWB’s partner Journaliste en Danger condemns lengthy detention of Congo News publisher

Reporters Without Borders’ partner organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Journaliste en Danger (JED), yesterday issued a statement (...)

Published on 16 September 2014 Read


Two journalists facing serious charges in run-up to elections

Outsa Mokone, the editor of the Gaborone-based Sunday Standard, is charged with seditious intent over a story about a car accident involving the (...)

Published on 15 September 2014 Read


Reporters Without Borders shocked by the violent attack on journalist Elie Smith and his sister

An armed robbery at TV journalist Elie Smith’s Brazzaville home in the early hours of 10 September, during which Smith’s sister was raped, is (...)

Published on 12 September 2014 Read


Two opposition weeklies suspend publication after bogus issues

La Loupe and L’Aube, two outspoken opposition weeklies owned by the same publisher, have announced that they are suspending publication until (...)

Published on 12 September 2014 Read


Security agency arrests journalists, closes radio stations after banning coverage of Al-Shabaab

Taking its fight against the Islamist militia Al-Shabaab to the airwaves, Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) has been (...)

Published on 11 September 2014 Read


Is freedom of information a collateral victim of Ebola virus?

As the Ebola virus continues to spread in Liberia, the authorities have reinforced their control over the national media in the past three weeks (...)

Published on 8 September 2014 Read


Information ministry bans 61 newspapers

Reporters Without Borders calls on the information ministry to rescind two new decrees, one on 18 August declaring 75 newspapers defunct for (...)

Published on 25 August 2014 Read


Nine journalists and bloggers still held arbitrarily

Three journalists and six bloggers who have been held for the past five months were denied bail by a federal court in Addis Ababa yesterday after (...)

Published on 21 August 2014 Read

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