EXPOSED: Cameroon 'using anti-terror law to silence journalists', says group

2017-09-20 14:13

Cameroon President Paul Biya’s government is using an anti-terror legislation to arrest and threaten local journalists who report on Boko Haram militants and unrest in the country’s English-speaking regions, the CPJ says.

Rights group blasts Ethiopia journalist arrests

2016-11-18 19:00

Campaigners have accused Ethiopia of an "intensifying crackdown" on the media, with at least three journalists and bloggers arrested or sentenced under a state of emergency since October.

Journalists in Kenya threatened - rights group

2015-07-15 12:47

Kenya’s government is undermining press freedom in what a media rights group says is a “deteriorating climate” in the country.

Sixty journalists killed in 2014

2014-12-23 18:28

At least 60 journalists were killed globally in work-related violence in 2014, with the Middle East the deadliest region, the Committee to Protect Journalists says.

Two years 'atrocious' for journalists

2014-02-13 07:14

A US media watchdog says the past 2 years have been 'atrocious' for killing and imprisonment of journalists.

Media watchdog blasts Sochi restrictions

2014-01-28 19:14

An international journalism watchdog has criticised Russian authorities for restricting news coverage of preparations for the Sochi Olympics.

Sky News says TV crew missing in Syria

2013-10-17 11:16

Television channel Sky News Arabia says it had lost contact with its crew on assignment in the north Syria province of Aleppo, where abductions have been on the rise.

Turkish media suffering amid self-censorship

2013-10-09 10:53

At least 85 Turkish journalists have been made to resign since countrywide protests erupted in May, according to the country's journalists' union, highlighting a new wave of censorship.

Online journalists attacked - CPJ

2012-02-22 11:28

A global coalition against censorship is needed to protect online journalists and bloggers who are being targeted by repressive governments, the CPJ has said.


Journalist faces death penalty in Cameroon

2017-04-21 19:27

Radio France International journalist Ahmed Abba is reportedly at risk of being sentenced to death after being convicted by a military court in Cameroon.

Journalist group slams Uganda over social media blackout

2016-05-13 13:51

The Committee to Protect Journalists has criticised Uganda over social media shut down during President Yoweri Museveni's inauguration.

Ethiopian bloggers freed ahead of Obama visit

2015-07-09 11:12

Charges against five bloggers and journalists held in Ethiopia for over a year have been dropped, weeks before President Barack Obama is due to visit the country.

Ethiopia under fire over journalist arrest

2014-05-29 15:01

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on authorities in Ethiopia to release a journalist being held without charge following a spate of similar arrests in recent weeks.

Journos protest Egypt jailing of Jazeera colleagues

2014-02-04 14:10

Scores of supporters of Al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt have demonstrated in Kenya, the base of one of the detained reporters.

2nd worst year for journalists - watchdog

2013-12-18 10:22

Fewer journalists have been killed and imprisoned in 2013 but it is still the second worst year on record for reporters in prison, a US-based watchdog says.

Reporters stay out of worsening Syria

2013-10-16 08:42

Journalists in Syria have been killed by snipers, accused of spying, and kidnapped by gunmen, and with the threats growing, many say the conflict is now too dangerous to cover.

Journos in Tanzania threatened – CPJ

2013-08-06 14:14

Journalists in Tanzania face increasing threats and lack government protection, with at least ten attacks against the media in the past year, the Committee to Protect Journalists says.

Media briefing on info bill meeting

2011-12-09 08:49

The Committee to Protect Journalists is to hold a briefing on media freedom issues and its meeting with the ANC on the protection of state information bill.

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