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Cameroonian Journalists Detained While Covering Opposition Gathering

Cameroonian Journalists Detained While Covering Opposition Gathering

 Authorities in Cameroon should immediately release journalists Théodore Tchopa and David Eyengue Nzima, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The two journalists, from privately owned daily newspaper Le Jour, were arrested yesterday while covering an opposition gathering in Douala, Denis Nkwebo, their deputy editor in chief and the president of the Cameroonian journalists’ trade […]

Jailed, Killed, Incarcerated For Reporting Their Stories

Jailed, Killed, Incarcerated  For Reporting Their Stories

 A near-record number of journalists around the world are behind bars for their work, including two Reuters reporters whose imprisonment in Myanmar has drawn international criticism, according to a report released on Thursday. There were 251 journalists jailed for doing their jobs as of Dec. 1, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in an annual […]

Ray Ekpu at 70

Mr. Ray Ekpu turned 70 recently, and we all turned up at the Agip Hall of the MUSON Centre in Lagos, to celebrate his arrival at the gate of the proverbial three scores and ten in life’s bumpy journey, what Dan Agbese calls, the “age of wisdom.” Except that wisdom came to Ray Ekpu much […]

Centre For Democracy And Development Trains Journalists On Gender Sensitive Reporting

Centre For Democracy And Development Trains Journalists On Gender Sensitive Reporting

About 50 journalists from different parts of Nigeria, Thursday, converged in Lokoja, Kogi State capital, for a training workshop on how to report gender sensitive issues ahead of the 2019 general elections. The two-day workshop was organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) with funding from UN Women. Organisers said the training will […]

Liberia: Fejal Launches ‘Women Political Engagement’ Project

Liberia: Fejal Launches ‘Women Political Engagement’ Project

The Female Journalists Association of Liberia (FEJAL) with support from the Swedish Embassy through UN Women has launched the “Women Political Engagement Project” in Monrovia. The project is geared towards increasing women participation in the media platform and advancing women participation in the 2017 elections. The project also seeks to make women in the media […]

Ivory Coast Detains Six Journalists Over Mutiny Reporting

Ivory Coast Detains Six Journalists Over Mutiny Reporting

Six journalists have been detained in Ivory Coast for encouraging revolt and disseminating false stories, local media reported Monday. Six editors and three media publishers were brought in for questioning over their coverage of recent mutinies by security forces. “Regarding recent action taken by the military … we have come to believe that certain media […]

Press Freedom Violations Undermine African Union’s Vision of Transparency

Press Freedom Violations Undermine African Union’s Vision of Transparency

One key measure of a country’s levels of freedom and democracy is how the government treats journalists and how free they are to do their work. Sadly, based on a range of measures, including number of deaths, detention and government control of the media, the situation for journalists has worsened in the world. Three organisations […]