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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

Gabon

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

Somalia

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

Liberia

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

DRC

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

Ethiopia

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

Somalia

Three journalists tortured while in detention

Reporters Without Borders condemns the closures of Mogadishu-based Radio Shabelle and Sky FM and arrests of 19 journalists and employees on 15 (...)

Published on 19 August 2014 Read

Ethiopia

Ethiopian government to bring criminal charges against six weeklies

Ethiopia’s justice ministry has announced that it is bringing criminal charges ranging from “dissemination of false rumours with the intent of (...)

Published on 12 August 2014 Read

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