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Uganda cracks down on media ahead of elections in 2021, watchdog...

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Uganda’s security forces are cracking down on authors and journalists who challenge the 34-year-old rule of President Yoweri Museveni ahead of elections next year,...

Turkish news agency personnel released in Egypt

Egypt’s public prosecutor’s office ordered the release of five people detained following a raid on Turkey’s state-owned Anadolu news agency office in Cairo and...

Social media recruitment scams not confined to the SANDF

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South Africa's high unemployment rate provides fertile ground for scams with the SA Police Service (SAPS) the latest target. The SA National Defence Force (SANDF)...

Social media restricted in Sudan

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Sudanese authorities are blocking access to popular social media platforms used to organise and broadcast nationwide anti-government protests triggered by an economic crisis, internet...

Fraudsters using social media for SANDF recruitment scam

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The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) warns there is a military skills development (MSD) programme recruitment scam using various social media platforms...

US leans on Zimbabwe over media, security laws

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The United States is pressing Zimbabwe to change laws restricting media freedom and anti-government protests, top US diplomat for Africa told Reuters...

Egypt targeting social media and fake news

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The Egyptian parliament passed a law giving the state powers to block social media accounts and penalise journalists publishing fake news. Under...

Teargas used on Uganda social media protesters

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Police in Uganda fired teargas to disperse a small crowd of protesters demonstrating against new taxes including a levy on access to...

Uganda social media tax criticised

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Uganda imposed a levy on social media access it says will fund public services but has been widely resisted as oppressive and...

Media, rights activists threatened in South Sudan – UN

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Journalists and rights activists in South Sudan have been killed or arrested and newspapers closed, often by government, hampering coverage of the...

Kenya media, opposition crackdown criticised

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A top Kenyan newspaper published a fake death notice of a prominent opposition financier, a bizarre error rights groups interpreted as another...

Sudan detains media men

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Sudanese authorities detained a Reuters stringer and an AFP reporter covering protests in Khartoum, the external information council, which deals with foreign...

South Sudan concerned about media censorship

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South Sudan's media regulator suspended all press associations in the country while they register for licences to operate, journalists said, a move...

Social media clampdown coming in Zimbabwe

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The Zimbabwe government will crack down on social media users it accused of spreading false rumours of shortages and causing panic buying...

ISS: Is the media giving a voice to terrorists?

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It has become an almost weekly ritual. A car driving through a crowd, a knife attack, a bombing and a perpetrator with...

Migrants tell of horrors or voyage in Italian media campaign

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Italy launched an internet, TV and radio campaign on Thursday to discourage Africans from setting out on the often deadly voyage to...

Egypt’s imprisonment of journalists at all-time high: CPJ

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Egypt is holding the highest number of journalists behind bars since record keeping began, using the pretext of national security to crack...

Three journalists and a union leader released in Niger

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Authorities in Niger released on Thursday three journalists from a private radio station one day after they were detained with a union...

The SANDF and the media

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People serving in the media relations and communications sections of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) would do well to take...

The role of mass media in armed conflict: A Libyan case...

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"From the cowardice which shrinks from new truth, from the laxness that is content with half-truth, from the arrogance that thinks it knows all...

Journos talk IBSA

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Editors from India, Brazil and South Africa have agreed to increase the flow of information between governments and the media in order...

Editors turn on government over hacking probe

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Two of the most influential media figures in Britain accused the government of using a scandal over journalists hacking phones as an...

Cyber attack on Gannett targets US soldiers

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Hackers broke into a Gannett Co database containing personal information about subscribers to publications read by US government officials, military leaders and...

Media safeguard inserted in Protection from Harassment Bill

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Members of Parliament have agreed to amend the final draft of a bill to prevent stalking by adding a clause that will...

SA police arrest man over World Cup death threat

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South Africa's police on Thursday arrested one of two men who threatened in a television interview to rob and kill fans at...

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