Somali journalist badly hurt in car bomb blast, police say

2018-12-04 20:31

A Somali police officer says a journalist has been seriously wounded in a car bomb blast in Mogadishu.

'Probe attack on journalist,' group urges Ugandan authorities

2018-08-11 16:02

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on Ugandan authorities to investigate two attacks on a journalist, Damba Wiziri, that happened while he was covering a parliamentary election in Sheema municipality last month.

Top Africa stories: Zim farm grabbers, Mugabe, al-Shabaab

2017-12-15 08:38

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has ordered land grabbers to vacate farms, and ex-president Robert Mugabe is set to miss the Zanu-PF's congress for the first time since 1963.

Watchdog: Egypt remains among worst jailers of journalists

2017-12-13 20:30

The Committee to Protect Journalists says the international community has failed to pressure the world's "worst" jailers of journalists, including Egypt, to improve press freedom conditions.

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.


Committee to Protect Journalists disappointed by SA govt's response to Quintal, Mumo's detention

2018-11-13 12:15

The Committee to Protect Journalists has expressed outrage at the treatment of its Africa programme coordinator Angela Quintal and sub-Saharan Africa representative Muthoki Mumo by the Tanzanian government.

Group calls on Sudan to stop seizing papers amid protests

2018-01-09 20:32

The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on Sudan to stop its crackdown on local newspapers reporting on protests over bread price hikes

At least 66 journalists 'languishing in African jails' – media watchdog

2017-12-14 11:30

At least 262 journalists have been jailed for doing their job around the world, and 66 of these, are in Africa - as of December 1, says a media watchdog.

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.

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