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CPJ’s #WhereIsAzory campaign to highlight missing Tanzanian journalist

CPJ’s #WhereIsAzory campaign to highlight missing Tanzanian journalist

This statement was originally published on CPJ website on 4 April 2019 New York, April 4, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched the #WhereIsAzory campaign to bring attention to the case of Tanzanian freelance journalist Azory Gwanda, as tomorrow marks 500 days since he was last seen. The campaign intends to raise awareness about

Threatening calls, Blackmail of journalists and Progress of the Army towards apprehending the soldiers who “molested” journalists

                                      28th/August/2018 Press Release Threatening calls: Human Rights Network for journalists-Uganda has received complaints from some journalists who covered the Arua by-elections alleging threats to their lives, accusing them of promoting the opposition. This is a very unfortunate development which is certainly intended to create fear within the media to shy away from giving the

Zambia: New Rule Compels Whatsapp Admins in Zambia to Register Groups or Be Arrested

This post was originally published on AllAfrica website on 2 June 2018. All WhatsApp group administrators in Zambia will now be required to register the groups and set up codes of ethics or risk being arrested if there is a breach. The new rule was announced by Zambia Information and Communications Technology (ZICTA) boss Mofyta

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Pastor assaults New Vision Journalist

This statement is originally posted on Teso Karamoja Journalists Association website on 20/01/2017 By Elizabeth Akiror A senior preacher at Jehovah Witness Church in Mukura Sub County, Ngora district  has assaulted and caused serious bodily harm to a popular New Vision journalist. Tolbert Edait, 52, attached to Etop Radio and newspaper in Soroti was, assaulted by

Kadaga, legislators moot plan to gag media

This statement was originally published on the Daily Monitor on 16th/September/2016 PARLIAMENT– Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga yesterday ordered Parliament’s Committee on Rules and Privilege to investigate journalists who write what she considers negative stories against the institution. Giving the order, the Speaker said the investigation should be with the aim “of charging the reporters

Call for probe into media freedom perpetrators

“When we report these cases, Police always claims to be doing their work, saying journalists are not above the law.”  This statement is originally published on New Vision on 23rd/August/2016. KAMPALA – Local journalists have called on government to establish a special committee to investigate all perpetrators of media freedom. They say continued threats and

NUSOJ denounces judicial harassment of journalists and independent media in Somaliland

This statement was originally published on NUSOJ on 15 August 2016. The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) strongly condemns concerted attempts by Somaliland authorities to criminalize journalism and punish journalists over spurious, frivolous and vexatious legal cases. A series of court cases filed against journalists and independent newspapers in Somaliland constitute judicial harassment and