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#Mandela100: Using the spirit of Ubuntu to address knowledge gaps on Wikipedia

Wikimania 2018, held in sub-Saharan Africa for the first time from 18 to 22 July 2018, highlighted clear links to Nelson Mandela's legacy and how we can all help put African knowledge on top as Wikipedia aims to create greater knowledge equity into 2030...

By Leigh Andrews 4 hours ago

CPJ slams Tanzania govt for "draconian" social media laws

Tanzania forces forums, blogs, and streaming websites to comply with draconian regulations...

19 Jun 2018

2018 International Press Freedom Award winners

The Committee to Protect Journalists will honour journalists from Sudan, Ukraine, Venezuela, and Vietnam with its 2018 International Press Freedom Awards...

18 Jun 2018

Tanzania shuts down Jamii Forums over tough new rules

A popular Tanzanian blogging site, Jamii Forums, has shut down following government enforcement of harsh new online content regulations...

14 Jun 2018

CPJ joins 64 NGOs in calling on Tanzanian government to respect human rights

CPJ, along with 64 other global non-governmental organisations, has written to Tanzanian President John Magufuli to express concern about a worrying decline in human rights and freedom of expression...

16 May 2018

R2K reflect on issues affecting the media on World Press Freedom Day

R2K has issued a statement reflecting on happenings over the past year (and current ones) affecting the media in South Africa and Africa as a whole, on World Press Freedom Day...

3 May 2018

#WorldPressFreedomDay: Freedom to do journalism

Africa's gift to the world - World Press Freedom Day every 3 May - keeps giving. Today, this freedom is possibly more relevant than ever...

By Guy Berger 3 May 2018

Tanzania cracks down on freedom of speech

Tanzania: authorities seek to muffle protests...

1 May 2018

Freedom of expression 'deteriorating' under Magufuli

Tanzania's new law regulating online-related content is continuing to generate protest. Critics say President John Magufuli is deliberately targeting freedom of expression...

23 Apr 2018

#FairnessFirst: Grave press freedom violations in Africa

Freedom of speech, long seen as a mainstay of the Western world, isn't necessarily a given elsewhere, especially when you criticise government policy and work in the media...

By Leigh Andrews 9 Apr 2018

SA adman feared abducted in Rwanda

Criticism of Rwandan President Paul Kagame is believed to be the reason behind the disappearance of South African advertising professional, Leon Orsmond...

29 Mar 2018

These are the eight reasons why 2018 could be Africa's year

It is in Africa where the rays of prosperity are shining brightest. 2018 will be a breakout year for many - though not all - African economies, owing to gains in eight key areas...

By Caroline Kende-Robb 27 Mar 2018

Do not criminalise media workers - UN

UN experts condemn decision to seek death sentence against Egyptian photojournalist Abou Zeid...

15 Mar 2018

Freedom of speech under threat in Tanzania

In Tanzania, criticising the President can lead to imprisonment, as authorities crack down on freedom of speech...

2 Mar 2018

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