We compile stories related to press and media freedom across the Commonwealth, providing a resource for those interested in these issues.


South Africa, 29/06/2017 - Broken Heart Syndrome kills ‘SABC 8’ journalist Suna Venter - News24

Kenya, 25/06/2017 - Fake news is already disrupting Kenya’s high-stakes election campaign - Quartz

Tanzania, 20/06/2017 - Tanzania: Govt Okays Media Constructive Criticism - All Africa

Nigeria, 15/06/2017 - Bullying of Journalists Covering Nigerian Presidency Disturbing - Media Foundation for West Africa

Africa, 16/05/2017 - Africa: Attack On Journalists, Activists, Protesters in West, Central Africa Reach Dangerous Levels - All Africa

Namibia, 10/05/2017 - Geingob to launch media code of ethics - The Namibian

Nigeria, 03/05/2017 - Amnesty International condemns ‘decline’ of press freedom in Nigeria - Premium Times

Uganda, 03/05/2017 - Uganda: Report - Police, State Agents Top Media Freedom Violators - The Observer (Kampala)

Uganda, 27/04/2017 - Effort to Silence Ugandan Feminist Firebrand Speaks Volumes - Human Rights Watch

Namibia, 27/04/2017 - Namibia: Govt blamed for press freedom drop - The Namibia

Cameroon, 26/04/2017 - Outrage Over Military Conviction of Cameroon Journalist - All Africa

Cameroon, 25/04/2017 - Cameroon jails journalist over boko haram allegations - Antigua Observer

Cameroon, 21/04/2017 - Military court convicts Cameroon journalist Ahmed Abba - Al Jazeera

Nigeria, 21/04/2017 - IGP seeks whistleblowing on corrupt policemen - The Guardian (Nigeria)

Nigeria, 21/04/2017 - Police Arrest Leadership Correspondent in Kaduna - This Day

Cameroon, 20/04/2017 - Cameroon Orders Internet Restored to Restive Anglophone Region -  VOA News

Uganda, 19/04/2017 - ​Uganda jails women activist to silence her - Mail and Guardian

Rwanda, 31/03/2017 - Government Repression in Land Cases - Human Rights Watch

Ghana, 30/03/17 - UN to review Ghana on human rights in November - Ghana Business News








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