Mon, 26 February 2024
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Cairo News

Egypt frees al-Jazeera journalists on bail

Reporters released on bail after over 400 days in jail Two al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt on charges of aiding a "terrorist organisation" were freed on bail on 12 February after serving mor...
Cairo News

Egypt releases Australian journalist

Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste leaves Cairo after 400 days in jail Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste was released “unconditionally” from Cairo's notorious Tora prison on 2 Februar...
Cairo News

Egypt sentences foreign journalists

Imprisonment of al-Jazeera reporters causes international outcry Three al-Jazeera journalists received lengthy jail terms after being convicted of supporting the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood moveme...
Arusha News

World Press Freedom in Arusha

2-3 May. At a time when journalists are under attack in many parts of east Africa, World Press Freedom day on 3 May will be marked in Arusha with a conference on the theme of Media Freedom for a Bett...
Cairo News

Journalists' trial adjourned in Cairo

Concerns raised over freedom of speech in Egypt Egypt's high-profile trial of 20 journalists on terror-related charges has been adjourned until 5 March, after a court hearing in Cairo's Tora Prison...
Cairo News

Calls for Egypt to release journalists

Jailed journalists face terrorism charges Senior media correspondents around the world have demanded that Egypt release a number of journalists, some of whom they say have been "detained arbitrarily"...
Dar Es Salaam News

Tanzania suspends two newspapers for sedition

Tanzania has suspended two leading Swahili-language daily newspapers on charges of sedition, according to a statement issued by the government on 1 October. The action against the newspapers occure...
Cape Town News

Cape Town TV changes broadcasting frequency

Cape Town’s community television channel CTV is switching to the new analogue frequency on 26 March, as part of the move by South Africa's television channels to digital terrestrial transmission...
Cairo News

Cairo Book Fair opens

Predictions that Cairo's annual book fair would not open again this year have proved groundless. Last year this well-attended international publishing event had to be cancelled because of the violence...
Addis Ababa News

Swedish journalists face terrorism trial in Addis Ababa

Two freelance Swedish journalists are due in court in Addis Ababa on 18 October after being charged with terrorism on 6 September. Reporter Martin Schibbye and photographer Johan Persson were arrested...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopia tightens its grip on

The Ethiopian government has arrested four members of opposing political parties, and one journalist, for allegedly plotting terrorist attacks against state security. The five arrested on 14 September...
Dar Es Salaam News

Dar es Salaam hosts international communication meet

Dar es Salaam is hosting the Tanzania Marketing Communications Conference 2011 on 24 June. The international meeting will be attended by up to 200 professionals who will listen to experts from Nigeria...
Accra News

Ghana’s freedom of press improves

The Global Press Freedom report for 2011 ranks Ghana at 54 out of a list of 196 countries. The figures from the independent watchdog body Freedom House show that, after Mali, Ghana is recognised as th...


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