South Africa: Time for Action On South Africa's 'Secrecy Bill'
With elections behind him, South African President Jacob Zuma should underscore his commitment to media freedom by calling for a thorough legal review of legislation that could... Read more »
Ethiopia: Ethiopia Arrests Journalists, Bloggers
Ethiopian authorities have arrested nine journalists and bloggers on allegations that they worked for foreign human rights groups or used social media to incite violence, sources... Read more »
South Sudan: Juba Accused of Media Crackdown
Security forces in South Sudan have harassed journalists and interfered with independent media in the four months since the outbreak of fighting between rival political forces,... Read more »
Egypt: Editors, Publishers, Urge Revamp of Media Laws [document]
A resolution of the General Assembly of the International Press Institute calling on the Egyptian government to review its use of anti-terrorism laws against journalists: Read more »
Leading global journalists are urging South African President Jacob Zuma to send controversial legislation to the Constitutional Court for review amid concerns that the bill could... Read more »
A South African legal expert is urging journalists to get more involved in abolishing criminal defamation laws, saying she is “horrified” how little awareness there is... Read more »
January 11, 2013
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