Africa

17 May 2015

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly condemns attacks with heavy weapons on media in Bujumbura, Burundi, during fighting between supports of the attempt coup to overthrow President Nkurunziza and loyalist forces. ...

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08 May 2015

The authorities in Burundi have launched a major clampdown on independent media following protests which erupted in the capital city, Bujumbura, after the announcement on 26 April of the candidacy of outgoing President Pierre Nkurunziza in the ...

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28 April 2015

The bodies of five media staff were discovered near the city of Bayda in the southern Al Akhdar Mountain, east of Libya with their throats slit, according to Sky News Arabic quoting security sources. ...

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25 March 2015

The Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Central African Republic (CAR), Ms Marie-Thérèse Keita Bocoum, today gave an update to the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. ...

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29 January 2015

Five journalists were among eleven people who died in an ambush incident against a convoy in Raja county, westen Bahr al Ghazal state, according to media reports quoting the state governor Rizik Zakaria. ...

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21 January 2015

Andrew Lwanga, a cameraman for the Wavah Broadcasting Services (WBS), a private TV station in Uganda, was the victim of police violence which required medical treatment, according to the Uganda Union of Journalists (UJU), an IFJ affiliate. ...

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18 December 2014

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the Federation of African Journalists (FAJ) have welcomed the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights’ landmark decision of 5 December in the case of journalist Issa Lohé Konaté against Bur ...

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18 December 2014

La Fédération Africaine des journalistes (FAJ) condamne fermement la tentative d’assassinat contre Antoine Assalé Tiémoko, directeur du journal satirique ivoirien l'Eléphant déchaîné et appelle les autorités à prendre les mesures nécessaires ...

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05 December 2014

La Fédération internationale des journalistes a salué aujourd’hui la Déclaration adoptée par le XVe Sommet de l’Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) qui s’est tenu à Dakar, Sénégal du 29-30 novembre. ...

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25 September 2014

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today called for the review of the new press law in Somalia which has been widely condemned as repressive and an attempt to silence independent reporting. ...

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