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Minister: No journalist is in detention in Nigeria

The Federal Government has debunked the report by the press freedom organisation, Committee To Protect Journalists (CPJ), that a certain Nigerian journalist has been in detention for the past two years.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

Ethiopia allows access to over 260 blocked websites

The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the Ethiopian government’s decision to allow access to 264 websites, including news outlets and blogs, that were blocked in the country.

Presidency explains detention of ‘journalist’ Jones Abiri

Presidency has dispelled insinuations that the arrest and continuing detention of Mr. Jones Abiri, who claimed to be a journalist, trampled on freedom of the press.

Ghanaian reporter dismisses football graft expose threats

A Ghanaian investigative journalist on Tuesday vowed to carry on undercover work despite receiving death threats in relation to an upcoming expose on alleged corruption in football.

Mexican journalist beaten to death in Tamaulipas

A journalist with the national newspaper Excelsior has been killed in Mexico, the sixth media worker murdered in the country this year and third this month.

Kenyan president signs controversial cyber-crimes law

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday signed into law a sweeping cyber-crimes act criminalising fake news and online bullying, with clauses that critics argue could stifle press freedom.

Egyptian journalists speak out in support of held website editor

Egyptian journalists have spoken out in support of a detained news website editor, saying state authorities targeted him over the outlet's coverage of the country's recent presidential elections.

Perception Index: Corruption getting worse in Nigeria

The latest Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released wednesday by Transparency International has revealed that corruption is getting worse in Nigeria.

US condemns Sudan’s arbitrary detention of journalists

The United States has condemned Sudan’s arbitrary detention of journalists after reporters from the French news agency (AFP) and Reuters were arrested covering a street protest Friday.

CPJ profiles police assault on NAN, AIT reporters

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a U.S.-based journalists’ rights and press freedom campaign organisation, has profiled the police assault of Mrs Taiye Edeni of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Donald Trump wins Press Oppressor award

The Committee to Protect Journalists, a Journalists’ and press freedom campaign organisation based in the U.S., has named President Donald Trump as the winner of its award for ‘Overall Achievement in Undermining Global Press Freedom’.

Pressure on Cameroon to release activist Patrice Nganang

Pressure is mounting on Cameroonian authorities to set free an author and activist, Dr Patrice Nganang, who was arrested on alighting from a fight in Douala.

Outrage after Indian journalist Sudip Bhowmik shot dead

The killing of an investigative journalist in India's north-eastern state of Tripura on Tuesday has sparked outrage, with concerns about safety of media persons reporting from remote areas.

Uganda detains newspaper editors, directors without charge

Ugandan authorities should immediately release eight employees of the national newspaper Red Pepper who are being held in government detention without charge, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Cameroon using ‘anti-terror’ law to silence media – CPJ

Cameroon's anti-terror law is being used by authorities to arrest and threaten local journalists, creating a climate fear among political reporters, according to an international media watchdog.

Parents of US journalist killed in South Sudan ‘devastated’

The Committee to Protect Journalists is calling for an independent investigation into the killing of an American freelance journalist in South Sudan.

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