Africa (General)

19/3/20 - South Africa enacts regulations criminalizing ‘disinformation’ on coronavirus outbreak - CPJ

5/3/20 - How can something so right be so wrong? Right to Information legislation is failing women in Africa  - IFEX

03/03/2020 - Fighting Corruption in West Africa: The Media’s Role - MfWA

03/03/2020 - African Court tasks media to scale-up human rights reportage - Ghana News Agency

24/02/2020 - Tanzania journalist Erick Kabendera freed after seven months - BBC

23/02/2020 - Africa's online hate speech laws sound alarm over press freedom - DW

22/01/2020- The weaponisation of information disorder - IFEX

04/12/2019 - Africa faces a balancing act on social media regulation - The Africa Report 

29/11/2019 - Digital rights coalition mobilises against draft legislation - IT Web Africa 

18/11/2019 - MFWA to Host Major Regional Forums with Government Officials, Media on RTI Implementation - MfWA

30/10/2019 - Facebook removes Africa accounts linked to Russian troll factory - The Guardian 

07/10/2019 - Social Media Guidelines | For media professionals & journalists in Southern Africa - public media alliance 

17/09/2019 - Subverting Democracy in Tanzania and Zambia - Africa Centre for Strategic Studies 

16/08/2019 - Social media is reinforcing political power structures in Africa more than it’s challenging them - Quartz Africa 

15/08/2019 - CPJ calls on SADC heads of state to prioritize press freedom and the safety of journalists - CPJ

05/08/2019 - Fresh vigilance is needed to protect media freedom across Africa - The Media Online

07/07/2019 - Donor-funded journalism is on the rise in Africa: why it needs closer scrutiny - The Conversation

03/07/2019 - Wave of shutdowns sweep through the continent and Tanzania dips further down rabbit hole of repression - IFEX

24/05/2019 - Is Facebook undermining democracy in Africa? - BBC

03/05/2019 - Southern Africa: Media freedom muzzled as journalists are targeted for telling the truth - Amnesty International

01/05/2019 - Is Africa's thumbs down to media freedom a case of follow the leader? - Made for minds 

26/04/2019 - Belt and Road Forum: Will China's 'digital Silk Road' lead to an authoritarian future? - Dw

18/04/2019 - African leaders put economic squeeze on journalists to prevent info free flow: media watchdog - Rfi 

18/04/2019 - AFEX Denounces Increasing Attacks on Journalists in Africa, Calls for an End to Impunity for Such Crimes - Afex 

12/04/2019 - Civil Society, Press Freedom & Human Rights Under Attack in Africa - IPS

10/04/2019 - Freedom of Expression Situation in Africa – 208 Violations Recorded in 30 Countries only 14 Redressed in 2018 - African Freedom of Expression Exchange 

09/04/2019 - FOE Situation in West Africa: Assaults, Detentions Blight March 2019 - Mfwa 

09/04/2019 - A Critical Juncture in West Africa: Why Regional Processes Matter - CIMA 

22/03/2019 - Governments Increasingly Penalising Critical Journalism in Africa - AFEX

10/03/2019 - Militant insurgencies impact media freedom, fake news and elections, and more - ifex

15/02/2019 - The spectre of Cambridge Analytica still haunts African elections - Al Jazeera 

14/01/2019 - Taxed, throttled or thrown in jail: Africa’s new internet paradigm - Global Voices 

10/12/2018 - How new media platforms have become powerful across Africa - News24

07/12/2018 - Colonial and Apartheid-era laws still govern press freedom in southern Africa - Quartz Africa 

06/12/2018 - Free expression under assault in Uganda, freedom of assembly wins in South Africa, and fear a way of life for LGBTQI+ in Tanzania - IFEX

26/11/2018 - New data suggests African audiences see significantly more misinformation than Americans do - NiemanLab

14/11/2018 - ‘African governments using laws to stifle internet freedom’ - The Guardian

13/11/2018 - AFEX Calls on African Governments to Promote Safety of Journalists, Combat Impunity - AFEX

12/11/2018 - What we’ve learnt about fake news in Africa​ - BBC

12/11/2018 - A year in fake news in Africa - BBC

08/11/2018 - Arrests and murder in Somalia, Facebook fact-checking in South Africa, and questioning official statistics in Tanzania – a crime? - IFEX

06/11/2018 - PSM Weekly | 31 Oct - 6 Nov - Public Media Alliance

05/11/2018 - BBC Nairobi: The largest bureau outside UK - BBC

03/11/2018 - Stakeholders Call for a Coordination Mechanism on Safety of Journalists in Africa - AFEX

31/10/2018 - African Investigative Journalists Say Threats Mounting — from Near and Far​ - VoA

24/10/2018 - 60 Journalists Across West Africa Resolve to Promote Cross-Border Collaboration on Investigative Journalism - MFWA

20/10/2018 - China is broadening its efforts to win over African audiences - The Economist

11/10/2018 - China flexes its political muscles in Africa with media censorship, academic controls - Globe and Mail

03/10/2018 - Threats to media freedom in Africa: some old methods and some new - The Conversation

03/10/2018 - Want to Change How Investigative Journalism is Done in Africa? Here are 14 Recommendations - Global Investigative Journalism Network

04/09/2018 - ECOWAS, SADC Regions Save Africa’s Face in Global Freedom Ranking - Media Foundation For West Africa

22/08/2018 - Rights Groups Condemn Torture, Detention of African Journalists - All Africa

10/08/2018 - ‘Our stories are best told by us’: How students are aiming to shape storytelling in Africa through mobile journalism - Journalism.co.uk

10/08/2018 - Weekly digital security round-up: Documenting internet shutdowns in Africa - International Journalists' Network

04/08/2018 - Internet censorship in Africa threatens democracy, economy - DW

23/07/2018 - Silencing the Twitter-Chatter - Public Media Alliance

18/07/2018 - How the diaspora influenced 2017's elections in Africa: report - Al Jazeera

July - September 2018 - West Africa Freedom of Expression Moitor - MFWA