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Journalists in Hot Water for Snooping at President Khama’s Holiday Home

Journalists in Hot Water for Snooping at President Khama’s Holiday Home

Three journalists who tried to get a closer look at Botswana President Ian Khama’s holiday home last week were allegedly detained and threatened by plain clothes security agents, according to a local NGO. The Ink Centre for Investigative Journalism, which is based in Gaborone, says the three were briefly held on Wednesday after they travelled […]

Malawi Newspaper Giant Assesses President, Cabinet – Avarage Mark, ‘More Needs to Be Done’

Malawi Newspaper Giant Assesses President, Cabinet – Avarage Mark, ‘More Needs to Be Done’

One of the titles for Malawi newspaper giant, Times Media, the Sunday Times has made a comprehensive assessment of President Peter Mutharika and his cabinet with most of the public officers getting below average marks. Mutharika scored an average mark of five, so too the vice president Saulos Chilima. The average five mark score, the […]

Wicknell Chivayo hands himself over to the police in Harare

Wicknell Chivayo hands himself over to the police in Harare

Harare businessman Wicknell Chivayo accused of insulting Sunday Mail Features and Opinions Editor Garikai Mazara, yesterday handed himself to Harare Central Police Station on his return from London. Chivayo who was accompanied by his lawyers Advocate Thabani Mpofu and Advocate Sylvester Hashiti, denied the charges levelled against him and signed a warned and cautioned statement […]

Libyan Authorities in Tobruk Knock Radio Station Off the Air

Libyan Authorities in Tobruk Knock Radio Station Off the Air

Libyan authorities in Tobruk should immediately allow privately-owned Al-Wasat radio to resume broadcasting and should allow all news media to operate freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security forces on February 27 seized the radio station’s transmitter and sealed its office, Mahmud Shammam, chairman of Al-Wasat’s board, wrote in a statement published to […]

Zimbabwe a media landmine: Media Institute for Southern

Zimbabwe a media landmine: Media Institute for Southern

ZIMBABWE’S media landscape continues to deteriorate as compared to previous years amid indications that more journalists were harassed in 2016 while threats have been issued by the government to clamp down on media freedom. This was revealed in the State of the Media Report 2016 by the Media Institute for Southern Africa (Misa) Zimbabwe chapter […]

Human rights in occupied Western Sahara: Moroccan repression continues in 2016

Human rights in occupied Western Sahara: Moroccan repression continues in 2016

The Moroccan Authorities continued to repress the peaceful demonstrations in Western Sahara in 2016, and to expel journalists, foreign activists and human rights activists and to bar them entry to this territory, said the latest annual report of Amnesty International, published on Tuesday. In its assessment of the world’s human rights in 2016, Amnesty International […]

Since Zuma has been in office, the country’s state-owned broadcaster, SABC, has grown more and more state-controlled

Since Zuma has been in office, the country’s state-owned broadcaster, SABC, has grown more and more state-controlled

When South African President Jacob Zuma delivered his annual State of The Nation address to parliament on February 9, the force of his political argument was backed by a show of force. Thousands of police officers and hundreds of soldiers were deployed at the houses of parliament in Cape Town to help “maintain law and […]

Sudanese Journalist in Trouble Over Condom Article

Sudanese Journalist in Trouble Over Condom Article

A woman Sudanese journalist has found herself in trouble over her article on condom use. Ms Shamail Alnour is being accused of apostasy for her article on the use of condom as a protection against the HIV/Aids scourge. Her article had explained how condoms could help stem the rising cases of HIV/Aids infections in the […]

South African Parliament Has Broken Our Trust – Press Gallery Association

South African Parliament Has Broken Our Trust – Press Gallery Association

The storm surrounding the “restriction” of media during the State of the Nation address has intensified after the Parliamentary Press Gallery Association (PGA), in conjunction with the SA National Editors’ Forum (Sanef), walked out of a meeting with Parliament officials on Wednesday. The PGA has called for Parliament to retract a statement issued on Wednesday, […]

Court Orders Facebook to Delete ‘Defamatory’ Posts Against Lawyer Fred Muwema

Court Orders Facebook to Delete ‘Defamatory’ Posts Against Lawyer Fred Muwema

The High Court in Ireland has accepted global social media giant Facebook’s plea to conceal self-styled social media activist Tom Voltaire Okwalinga (TVO)’s identity arguing that revealing it to one of Uganda’s senior lawyers, Mr Fred Muwema would put his life in danger and expose him to harassment from the government. The decision contained in […]

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