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Press Freedom Situation in Africa- April- June 2021

Journalists killed, respectively in DRC, Somalia and Nigeria, Burkina Faso, including a social media activist in Ghana during the period of April-June 2021. This...

Month of Repression: Four Killed, Dozens Arrested and Radio Stations Shut

Four fatalities have already been recorded in an alarming start to 2020, as Guinea and Nigeria began the year on the same repressive note...

Mauritania Continues Crackdown on Anti-Slavery Journalism and Activism

This statement was originally published on on April 5, 2018. The authorities in Mauritania have detained and expelled a French-Moroccan photojournalist who was...
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Stakeholders to Prioritise Safety of Journalists and Issues of Impunity in Africa

Communiqué A one-day Stakeholders’ Dialogue on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity was held in Juba, South Sudan, on Monday, December 11,...
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Freedom of Expression in Africa: 183 Killed by Security Agents in 3 Protests

A total of 183 deaths were recorded from July to December 2016 following clashes between protestors and security agents in three countries – Ethiopia,...

Mauritania: 13 Anti-Slavery Activists Jailed

This statement was originally published by on August 25, 2016 Thirteen anti-slavery activists in Mauritania have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from...

Mauritania: Authorities ban Media from Covering Arab League Summit

This statement was originally published on on August 1, 2016. The authorities in Mauritania barred about twelve journalists from covering the 27th Arab League...

Mauritania: Journalist Jailed Three Years for Throwing Shoe at State Official

This statement was originally published on, on July 18, 2016. A Magistrate’s Court in Nouakchott, Mauritania has sentenced a journalist to three years in...

Mauritania: State Broadcaster Dismisses Newscaster for Mispronouncing First Lady’s Name

This statement was originally published on on May 31, 2016. On May 26, 2016, a Mauritanian journalist was summarily dismissed from his post for...