A new $1 million programme of reporting grants for African journalists was launched in Addis Ababa on Sunday 26 May 2013, during the African Union 50th anniversary celebrations. The African Story Challenge will award over 100 reporting grants for stories on development issues.
Journalists in Zimbabwe have never had it easy. The Mugabe regime has a history of arresting and detaining reporters it believes are guilty of crimes such as “undermining public confidence in a law enforcement agency”.
Mail & Guardian, 08 MAY 2013, SARAH EVANS Continue reading Defiant journalist tells of Zimbabwe police intimidation tactics
Mali’s press has endured one attack too many. Since the coup d’état of March 22, 2012, CPJ has documented a staggering 62 anti-press violations across Mali. Journalists and media houses have become ready targets of attacks, threats, intimidation, assassination attempts, arbitrary arrests, detention, and censorship by separatist and Islamist militant groups and government security forces alike. Continue reading Mali endures media blackout as journalists go on strike
Somali police attacked and obstructed more than a half-dozen journalists who were seeking to cover a rape trial in Mogadishu on Saturday, as authorities continue to struggle in meeting law enforcement and free expression demands in sexual assault cases. Continue reading Police beat journalists attending court case in Mogadishu
Fast and furious international condemnation came from the UN, the US government and human rights organisations, including the Human Rights Commission of the Somali parliament. Continue reading Somalia: A nation weeps for jailed ‘rape victim’
As hundreds of journalists are attacked, jailed, threatened, or placed under surveillance each year, the Committee to Protect Journalists has launched a new Journalist Security Guide to help reporters assess and deter risk.