During his five-day visit, RSF’s representative is due to meet with government officials, journalists and news media.
The proposed draft constitution explicitly guarantees not only media freedoms and access to information, but also protects journalists and their sources.
The plea demonstrated that national laws and international treaties should provide protection to Dawit Isaac and his detained colleagues.
“Tribune d’Afrique” decided to suspend publication in Togo for one week in protest against police harassment of its staff.
Sixteen human rights activists were detained in Dar es Salaam on allegations of illegal assembly and breach of peace.
Officials of the State Security Service and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs protocol department have denied over 60 journalists reporting from the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos access to their cameras, voice recorders and other tools of their trade.
TFI journalist Jeremie Drieu and his local colleague Ahmad Salkida were in Jos to report on the recent unrest there when they were detained by soldiers who took them to a command center where they faced “increasingly hostile interrogation”, AP reported.
There have been worrying allegations that the evidence against Enoh Meyomesse is fabricated.
The Malawi Broadcasting Corporation gained notoriety for serving only President Bingu wa Mutharika while shutting out other independent voices.
The mountains of Sichuan Province in southwestern China will soon yield a new and different product: namely, the world’s most expensive tea. This new tea has no secrets. Its main ingredient, panda poo, is the reason it is so costly, selling at £50,000 (more than US$77,000) per kilo. Chinese entrepreneur Yanshi An left his job [...]
Farah Abadid Hildid was previously detained and tortured twice in 2011, and in the first instance was held for more than four months on a charge of “participating in an insurrectional movement.”
Dating back more than 1,500 years, Japan’s rites of spring are deeply rooted in its agricultural past. As in all the world’s ancient cultures, such observances were believed to promote a successful harvest and produce many babies. It is ironic that Japan’s Penis and Vagina Festival is an annual event dating back to ancient times [...]