SA government 'working together with oppressive media regimes'

2017-05-23 20:22

South Africa has media agreements with countries which, according to the international press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders, practice press censorship and oppress independent media.

Watchdog slams Morocco over reporting restrictions in W Sahara

2016-11-05 16:58

Reporters Without Borders have called on Morocco to "end all reporting restrictions in Western Sahara" and allow journalists to report freely from the disputed territory.

DRC court sentences journalist's killer to death

2016-02-23 18:55

A court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has sentenced a man to death for murdering a journalist, but acquitted four other defendants.

Outcry after journalist beaten in Burundi

2015-08-03 14:29

Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders have lashed out at the “despicable assault” against an AFP reporter in Burundi, who says he was detained and badly beaten after a top general was assassinated.

Gambian journalist missing for a week

2015-07-09 20:42

A high-profile Gambian journalist has been missing for a week after being abducted by suspected intelligence agents.

US under fire in global press freedom report

2014-02-12 10:01

Conflicts continued to weigh heavily on the media last year but press freedom was also under increasing threat from abuses by democracies like the US, Reporters Without Borders says.

Journo fears for his life: Flees Sudan

2013-07-18 16:18

A reporter for the international news service Bloomberg has fled Sudan afraid for his safety after being threatened, assaulted and arbitrarily detained, a watchdog says.

French photographer killed in Syria

2013-02-25 22:42

A 38-year-old French freelance photographer has become the 23rd journalist killed in fighting in Syria after he died of shrapnel wounds sustained days earlier.

84 Tunisia journos 'attacked this year'

2012-10-05 09:03

At least 130 attacks on press freedom have taken place in Tunisia this year, with 84 cases of direct physical attacks on journalists being reported, media rights group says.

Sombre world press day in Somalia

2012-05-04 11:22

Dozens of Somali journalists met in sombre silence to celebrate World Press Freedom Day, a meeting that came only hours after the killing of the fifth Somali journalist this year.


57 journalists killed worldwide in 2016 - rights group

2016-12-19 11:23

At least 57 journalists have been killed around the world in 2016 while doing their job, according to Reporters Without Borders.

S Sudan journalist's body dumped at farm: rights group

2016-09-28 20:01

The body of a South Sudanese journalist abducted almost four months ago has been found on a farm this week, press freedom group Reporters Without Borders has said.

South Sudan security shuts media promoting peace

2015-08-05 05:23

South Sudan security forces have shut down a key newspaper and radio station after they promoted a proposed peace agreement aimed to end 19-months of civil war.

Angola police cordon off radio station

2015-07-30 19:04

Angolan police have moved in on a radio station and held a journalist, as protesters called for the release of a rapper and other political activists.

'Drastic decline' in press freedom worldwide

2015-02-12 12:52

Media freedom has suffered a 'drastic decline' worldwide in part because of extremist groups such as ISIS and Boko Haram.

Hunger strike: Liberia journo in hospital

2013-09-03 17:48

The editor of one of Liberia's leading newspapers is spending his eighth day in hospital after he was jailed over reports about government corruption.

Congo suspends newspapers

2013-06-05 07:56

The Congo Republic has suspended several independent newspapers for offences including linking President Denis Sassou Nguesso to the assassination of military ruler Marien Ngouabi.

Deadliest year for journalists

2012-12-19 22:18

It has been the deadliest year for journalists since Reporters Without Borders began producing its annual round-up 17 years ago.

Blogger held over royalty insult

2012-07-06 14:01

Malaysian authorities have detained a blogger for allegedly insulting one of the country's royals, police say.

Journalist killed every 5 days

2012-05-03 22:11

A journalist has been killed every five days on average so far this year, Reporters Without Borders has warned, as countries around the world marked World Press Freedom Day.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.