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Sanef addresses misinformation and journalists' safety while reporting on Covid-19

Sanef says it's committed to assisting government to communicate information pertaining to the spread and containment of the Covid-19 and ensuring the safety of journalists covering the disease...

17 Mar 2020

Police officers detain Sahara Reporters journalist Victor Ogungbenro during a protest in Lagos, Nigeria, on August 5, 2019. Staff at the online newspaper report sustained harassment targeting them and their website. Credit: CPJ/AP/Sunday Alamba.
US-Nigeria website censored

US-Nigerian Sahara Reporters website reports assets frozen amid surveillance, censorship...

12 Dec 2019

Journalist Nazli Ilicak is embraced after her release from prison in Istanbul in November 2019, after a court ordered her free on time served at a retrial. Two of her colleagues remain in prison on terrorism related charges, among the 47 journalists jailed in Turkey. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Huseyin Aldemir.
The world's worst jailers of journalists

The number of journalists imprisoned globally for their work in 2019 remains near record highs. China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt are world's worst jailers of journalists...

Elana Beiser 11 Dec 2019

Police officers are seen near Lagos, Nigeria, on September 3, 2019. Journalists in Kogi and Bayelsa states reported being harassed and threatened during recent elections. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Temilade Adelaja.
Nigerian journalists attacked and threatened

Nigerian journalists attacked and threatened while covering Bayelsa and Kogi state elections...

10 Dec 2019

IPFA winners, New York.
International Press Freedom Awards announced

CPJ gala recognises courageous journalists from developing democracies, celebrates press freedom...

27 Nov 2019

People take part in a parade to mark the 24th self-declared independence day for the breakaway region of Somaliland in the capital Hargeisa on May 18, 2015. On November 18, 2019, Somaliland police shut down a TV station and arrested its editor. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Feisal Omar.
Somaliland police shut down Horn Cable TV, arrest its editor

The Committee to Protect Journalists called on authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland to immediately allow the privately owned Horn Cable TV to operate freely...

21 Nov 2019

Demonstrators are seen outside the Department of State Services headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria, on November 12, 2019. Police fired on and attacked journalists covering that demonstration. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Kola Sulaimon.
Nigerian security forces fire on journalists, protesters

Nigerian authorities should investigate attacks by security forces on journalists at a recent protest in Abuja, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

18 Nov 2019

CPJ deepens database of attacks on the press
CPJ deepens database of attacks on the press

A newly updated database on CPJ.org visualises the trend of media attacks in recent times - and how it combines and contrasts with other trends in decades of research on journalists who have been imprisoned or killed or who have gone missing because of their work since 1992...

Elana Beiser 12 Nov 2019

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#EpicaAwards2019: SA's VMLY&R announced as one of the finalists!

The 2019 Epica Awards shortlist has been announced with South Africa's VMLY&R's "Don't Tell Me What To Do" campaign for Edgars revealed as a finalist in the Branded Content - Music Video category...

12 Nov 2019

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Media: How to protect your phone from spyware

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Safety Advisory: Journalists have become targets of Pegasus spyware...

11 Nov 2019

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Unlocking the web's untold censorship stories

A program run by the Seattle-headquartered Tor Project, OONI created OONI Probe, software that anyone can use to investigate their own network for signs of censorship...

Madeline Earp 31 Oct 2019

Four Iwacu journalists, from left, Térence Mpozenzi, Agnès Ndirubusa, Christine Kamikazi, Egide Harerimana, and their driver, Adolphe Masabarikiza, are detained in Burundi. Credit: CPJ/Iwacu Media.
Burundi police arrest Iwacu journalists covering unrest

Authorities in Burundi should immediately release four journalists and a media worker from the privately-owned news outlet Iwacu, whom police detained last week, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

28 Oct 2019

Maxence Melo Mubyazi.
CPJ announces 2019 International Press Freedom Awards

The Committee to Protect Journalists will honour journalists from Brazil, India, Nicaragua, and Tanzania with the 2019 International Press Freedom Awards...

23 Oct 2019

Algerian demonstrators chant and wave their country's national flag as they take part in an anti-government protest in the capital Algiers on October 15, 2019. Authorities have detained at least three more journalists in recent days. Credit: CPJ/AFP.
Algeria detains three journalists who covered protests

Journalists who covered recent protests, as well as alleged corruption in Algeria have been detained ahead of elections...

18 Oct 2019

A police van is seen in Alexandria, Egypt, on September 27, 2019. Security forces recently arrested and allegedly tortured journalist Esraa Abdel Fattah. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh.
Egyptian journalist Esraa Abdel Fattah arrested on false news charges

Egyptian authorities must immediately release imprisoned journalist Esraa Abdel Fattah, drop all charges against her, and investigate allegations that she was tortured...

16 Oct 2019

People look at front pages at a newspaper stand in Port Harcourt, after Nigeria's presidential election results were announced on February 27, 2019. Nigerian police beat two Inspiration FM journalists after covering a protest in Uyo, in Akwa-Ibom State, on September 24, 2019. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Yasuyoshi Chiba.
Nigerian police beat two Inspiration FM journalists at protest

The two journalists said they were attacked after covering a protest in the Mbierebe Obio community of Akwa-Ibom State, that was demanding justice for a youth allegedly killed by police...

11 Oct 2019

Egypt arrests 3 more journalists amid crackdown
Egypt arrests 3 more journalists amid crackdown

Egyptian authorities should immediately release journalists Alaa Abdelfattah, Nasser Abdelhafez, Engi Abdel Wahab, and all others who have been imprisoned for their reporting, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

2 Oct 2019

Police officers are seen at El Harrach prison in Algiers, Algeria, on June 13, 2019. Freelance journalist Sofiane Merakchi was recently sent to the prison for pre-trial detention. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Ramzi Boudina.
Algerian authorities arrest freelance journalist

Algerian authorities should immediately release journalist Sofiane Merakchi and drop any charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

30 Sep 2019

A police officer is seen in N'Djamena, Chad, on July 11, 2015. A N'Djamena court recently charged two Chadian journalists with criminal defamation and sentenced one to jail. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Moumine Ngarmbassa.
Journalists fined, one jailed over criminal defamation complaint in Chad

Authorities in Chad should stop harassing journalists and repeal legislation that criminalises acts of journalism...

27 Sep 2019

Police officers are seen in Cairo, Egypt, on September 21, 2019. Police recently arrested several journalists covering protests in Cairo and other cities, and authorities blocked news websites and Facebook Messenger. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Mohamed el-Shahed.
Egypt authorities arrest 3 journalists, block websites, amid protests

Egyptian authorities must immediately release any journalists arrested covering protests and stop restricting access to news and social media websites, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

25 Sep 2019

Eritrean President Isaias Afewerki and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed during a ceremony marking the reopening of the Eritrean Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 16, 2018. A recent thawing of relations between the two countries did not lead to improved conditions for the media in Eritrea. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Tiksa Negeri.
10 most censored countries

In Africa, Eritrea and Equatorial Guinea make the list of the Committee to Protect Journalists' special report on the Top 10 Most Censored Countries in the world...

13 Sep 2019

All the 2019 African Digital Media Awards winners
All the 2019 African Digital Media Awards winners

Winners of the 2019 African Digital Media Awards have been announced in Johannesburg, South Africa...

12 Sep 2019

A police officer is seen in Hargeisa, Somaliland, on May 16, 2016. Police in Hargeisa recently arrested Horyaal 24 TV owner Mohamed Osman Mireh. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Mohamed Abdiwahab.
Somaliland police raid Horyaal 24 TV offices

Authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland should immediately free Mohamed Osman Mireh and allow Horyaal 24 TV to broadcast freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

10 Sep 2019

Police officers are seen in Lagos, Nigeria, on August 5, 2019. Lagos police recently arrested publisher Agba Jalingo, who has been charged by federal authorities with treason. Credit: CPJ/AP/Sunday Alamba.
Nigerian publisher charged with treason

Nigerian authorities should drop all treason charges against publisher Agba Jalingo, release him from detention, and stop using the country's state security laws to harass government critics...

9 Sep 2019

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Spotlight on human rights in Mozambique

Human rights and freedom of expression organisations sent an open letter to Pope Francis on the eve of his three-day visit to Mozambique...

5 Sep 2019

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Nigerian publisher Agba Jalingo detained without charge

On August 22, in Lagos, police officers with Nigeria's special anti-robbery squad arrested Jalingo, publisher of online news outlet CrossRiverWatch...

4 Sep 2019

Protesters from two of Benin's unions take part in a demonstration after the parliament approved a law restricting to 10 days public sector employees’ right to strike, on September 13, 2018, in Cotonou. Journalist Ignace Sossou convicted of false news in Benin on August 12, 2019. Crdit: CPJ/AFP/Yanick Folly.
Journalist Ignace Sossou convicted of false news in Benin

The government of Benin should act to decriminalise press offenses, the Committee to Protect Journalists said last week, after journalist Ignace Sossou was convicted of false news for reporting on corporate finances...

27 Aug 2019

A newspaper stand is seen in Mwanza, Tanzania, on September 19, 2015. Tanzania is currently considering legal amendments that could negatively affect press freedom. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Daniel Hayduk.
Onslaught against press freedoms in Tanzania

CPJ says Kabendera, Gwanda cases highlight Tanzania's decline in press freedom and human rights...

26 Aug 2019

Tanzania detains Watetezi TV journalist over investigation of police
Tanzania detains Watetezi TV journalist over investigation of police

The Committee to Protect Journalists said it is concerned for the welfare of investigative journalist Joseph Gandye...

26 Aug 2019

PIC: Ethiopians follow the news on television at a cafe in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, June 23, 2019. Ethiopian authorities arrested journalist Mesganaw Getachew on August 9 after he filmed outside a court in Addis Ababa. Credit: CPJ/AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene.
Ethiopian authorities arrest journalist Mesganaw Getachew

Ethiopian authorities arrest journalist Mesganaw Getachew after he films outside court...

23 Aug 2019

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'Troubling' erosion of press freedom in certain SADC states

CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritise press freedom and the safety of journalists...

19 Aug 2019

A Cameroonian elite Rapid Intervention Battalion member walks along an empty street in the city of Buea in Cameroon's Anglophone southwest region on October 4, 2018. Cameroon’s military detained pidgin news anchor Samuel Wazizi on August 2, 2019, in Buea. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Zohra Bensemra.
Cameroon's military detains pidgin news anchor Samuel Wazizi

Cameroonian authorities should immediately release without charge, pidgin news anchor Samuel Wazizi, the Committee to Protect Journalists has demanded...

15 Aug 2019

A man looks at newspaper front pages in Dakar, on February 25, 2019, one day after Senegal's presidential elections. Senegalese authorities arrested critical journalist Adama Gaye on July 29. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Seyllou.
Senegalese authorities arrest critical journalist Adama Gaye

Authorities in Senegal should immediately release and drop all charges against journalist Adama Gaye, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

14 Aug 2019

Juba International Airport, pictured in October 2018. Two days before South Sudan's National Security Service detained Al-Watan editor Michael Christopher, the journalist had his passport confiscated at a Juba airport. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Akuot Chol.
South Sudan detains Al-Watan editor for over 3 weeks

Authorities in South Sudan have detained Michael Christopher, editor-in-chief of the Arabic-language daily Al-Watan...

14 Aug 2019

A man rides a motorcycle as young people of the Sidama ethnic group, the largest in southern Ethiopia, celebrate at Hawassa city over plans by local elders to declare the establishment of a breakaway region for the Sidama, in Awasa, July 15, 2019. Authorities arrested three media workers from the Sidama Media Network on July 18. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Michael Tewelde.
Ethiopia detains journalists amid southern unrest

Ethiopian authorities arrest Sidama Media Network workers in southern Ethiopia amid unrest...

13 Aug 2019

A screenshot of Dar es Salaam police chief Lazaro Mambosasa, left, speaking at a July 30 press conference. Mambosasa said that police have detained freelancer Erick Kabendera. Credit: CPJ/YouTube/Kwanza TV.
Tanzania detains freelancer Kabendera over 'citizenship'

The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Tanzanian authorities to immediately release freelance journalist Erick Kabendera...

31 Jul 2019

A local market in Dar es Salaam, pictured in May. A group of armed men forcefully took an investigative journalist, Erick Kabendera, from his home outside the city on July 29. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Said Khalfan.
Journalist Erick Kabendera abducted in Tanzania

The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned for the safety of investigative reporter Erick Kabendera, who was forcefully removed from his home...

30 Jul 2019

Members of the National Youth Service Corp carry the body of their colleague, the reporter Precious Owolabi, in Abuja on July 23. Owolabi was shot while covering protests in the Nigeria capital. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Kola Sulaimon.
Channels TV reporter dies from injuries after shooting at Nigeria protest

Nigerian authorities should immediately investigate the death of Precious Owolabi, a reporter for the privately-owned Channels TV, who was shot during a protest...

29 Jul 2019

Maxence Melo Mubyazi from Tanzania's Jamii media.
Tanzanian among annual press freedom awards honourees

CPJ's annual International Press Freedom Awards and benefit dinner will honour courageous journalists from around the world...

17 Jul 2019

Sudanese protesters are seen with their smartphones in Khartoum on April 21, 2019. CPJ has called on South African telecommunications company MTN Group to end its role in Sudan’s internet shutdowns. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Ozan Kose.
MTN Group urged to end participation in internet shutdowns in Sudan

The Committee to Protect Journalists has joined 22 other organisations in calling on MTN Group, to end its role in Sudan's internet shutdowns...

Justin Shilad 12 Jul 2019

In an interview today, Tanzanian Foreign Minister Palamagamba Kabudi said that journalist Azory Gwanda (pictured), who has been missing since 2017, is dead. Credit: CPJ/Mwananchi.
In BBC interview, Tanzanian foreign minister says journalist Azory Gwanda is dead

The Committee to Protect Journalists yesterday called on the Tanzanian government to provide a detailed public account of the fate of freelance journalist Azory Gwanda...

11 Jul 2019

Ethiopians read newspapers in Addis Ababa on June 24. Following what the government refers to as a failed attempted coup, access to the internet was cut and journalists were arrested. Credit: CPJ/Reuters/Tiksa Negeri.
In era of reform, Ethiopia still reverts to old tactics to censor press

While internet shutdowns and anti-terror laws being turned against journalists are nothing new in Ethiopia, their use in recent weeks is in stark contrast to the Ethiopia that welcomed the international media community for World Press Freedom Day...

Muthoki Mumo 10 Jul 2019

Security forces are seen on June 22 in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Two journalists have been arrested and the internet has been cut throughout the country following elections on June 22. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Sia Kambou.
Internet shutdown in Mauritania, media arrests

Two journalists arrested, internet shut down amid disputed election in Mauritania...

8 Jul 2019

Burkina Faso's presidential palace is seen in Ouagadougou on March 20, 2019. The president and Constitutional Council have the power to prevent the enactment of revisions of the country's penal code that could result in jail time for reporters. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Olympia de Maismont.
Burkina Faso parliament criminalises false news, reporting on terrorism

Burkina Faso's parliament adopted revisions to the country's penal code which criminalise using any means of communication to disseminate information about terrorist attacks ...

4 Jul 2019

Central African Republic gendarmes and police officers are seen on January 2, 2016, in Bangui. Police in Bangui allegedly assaulted two French reporters from AFP recently. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Issouf Sanogo.
Police arrest, assault 2 AFP journalists in Central African Republic

Authorities in the Central African Republic should investigate police who allegedly assaulted two French reporters...

3 Jul 2019

Somaliland.
Somaliland bans two privately owned TV stations

Authorities in the breakaway region of Somaliland should immediately lift an indefinite ban on two privately owned television stations...

1 Jul 2019

A newspaper stand is seen in Mwanza, Tanzania, on September 19, 2015. Tanzania is currently considering legal amendments that could negatively affect press freedom. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Daniel Hayduk.
CPJ urges Tanzania lawmakers to revise proposed legislative amendments

The Committee to Protect Journalists has urged Tanzanian lawmakers to revise a set of proposed legislative amendments which restrict freedom of expression...

27 Jun 2019

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Media continues to tell the 'Forbidden Stories'

The Namibian and 14 media organisations around the world have partnered with Forbidden Stories - to combat the deliberate silencing of journalists in various parts of the world...

19 Jun 2019

The Uganda High Court is in Kampala on May 14, 2018. CPJ today called for Ugandan authorities to intervene and end the criminal case against editor Pidson Kareire. Credit: CPJ/AFP/Isaac Kasamani.
Ugandan editor charged with criminal libel

Authorities in Uganda should end the criminal proceedings against Pidson Kareire, managing editor of privately-owned news website, The Drone Media...

17 Jun 2019

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