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.

Watchdog upset as BlackBerry helps UK cops

2011-08-13 14:25

A media watchdog has voiced concern at the co-operation between British authorities and the makers of BlackBerry smartphones to identify rioters in London and other cities.

DRC press freedom 'declines'

2010-08-31 10:03

A Paris-based media watchdog has warned of a “steady decline” in work conditions for journalists in the DRC ahead of presidential polls next year.


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.

Mutharika targeting journos – group

2012-03-20 15:17

An International press freedom group has accused Malawi’s president Bingu wa Mutharika and his government of creating an "appalling climate" for journalists.

Mubarak urged to spare Facebook user

2010-12-29 17:24

Rights groups have called for Egypt's president to intervene after an internet user was sentenced to jail for starting a Facebook group for army recruits.

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