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

Africa

Tanzania, 25/10/2017 - Tanzanian government bans another newspaper - African Independent

South Africa, 21/10/2017 - South Africa’s media is still held back by a lack of diversity and undue political influence - Quartz Media

Nigeria, 17/10/2017 - SPECIAL REPORT: How a Nigerian law is suppressing citizens’ freedom on the Internet - Premium Times Nigeria

Namibia, 17/10/2017 - NBC offers free airtime for parties - The Namibian

Kenya, 16/10/2017 - Journalists injured, cameras smashed as they covered police brutality - KDRTV Kenya News

Uganda, 16/10/2017 - Police quizzes and charges newspaper editors over Presidential Age Limit stories - Horn Observer

Gambia, 13/10/2017 - 'Government Promises to Do Away With Draconian Laws Hindering Freedom of Journalists' Pap Saine - All Africa

Kenya, 12/10/2017 - #MemberInterview: Kenya’s press navigates tense presidential election - International Press Institute

Swaziland, 10/10/2017 - TV Censors Public Servants March - All Africa

Kenya, 10/09/2017 - Media must diversify revenue streams away from State, says Media Council of Kenya - Standard Digital

Cameroon, 08/09/2017 - An Anglophone TV Channel banned in Cameroon - Balancing Act

Cameroon, 01/09/2017 - Journalists not Terrorists - Committee to Protect Journalists

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

 

Asia

Pakistan, 25/10/2017 - Pakistan blogger Aasim Saeed says he was tortured - BBC News

Pakistan, 22/06/2017 - Violence against journalists continues in Pakistan - Public Media Alliance

Bangladesh, 18/05/2017 - Bangladeshi editor who faced 83 lawsuits says press freedom under threat - The Guardian

Malaysia, 16/10/2017 - Malaysia must reverse its crackdown on free expression - Aliran

Pakistan, 12/05/2017 - Pemra warns TV channels not to air content jeopardising military's image - Dawn

Bangladesh, 03/05/2017 - 2016 repressive for Bangladesh press freedom: ARTICLE 19 - The Daily Star

Malaysia, 03/05/2017 - Malaysia should accede to ICCPR without further delay - Malaysia Kini

Bangladesh, 02/5/2017 - Amnesty International Accuses Bangladesh Govt of 'Stifling' Free Speech - CNN News18

Sri Lanka, 02/05/2017 - EU support for freedom of expression in Sri Lanka - ColomboPage

Pakistan, 01/05/2017 - Pakistan’s Deadly War on Free Speech - Conatus News

India, 26/04/2017 - India ranks 136 on World Press Freedom Index, slips three places since 2016 - Scroll.in

India, 26/04/2017 - Jammu and Kashmir state government censors 22 social media services - Committee to Protect Journalists

Bangladesh, 06/04/2017 - The irony of restricting access to internet in “Digital Bangladesh” - The Daily Star

Pakistan, 05/04/2017 - IT ministry to introduce DPA within three months - Pakistan Today

Singapore, 05/04/2017 - US: Release Singaporean Blogger Amos Yee - Human Rights Watch

India, 30/03/2017 - India had 31 Internet Shutdowns in 2016 - Slate.com

Bangladesh, 23/02/2017 - Sweden refuses protection to Bangladeshi blogger facing death threats - Pen International

 

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