In East Africa
Dec 6th, 2012
Authorities in South Sudan should thoroughly investigate the murder of an online journalist, identify the motive, and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Diing Chan Awuol, who went by the penname “Isaiah Abraham,” was shot dead by unidentifi...
Nov 3rd, 2012
The Economist MOHAMED MOHAMUD, who was known as “Turyare” or “slightly hunchbacked” to his friends, was shot by unidentified gunmen in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, on October 21st. One week later, he died of his injuries after failed abdominal surgery. The 22-year-old reporter with the local Radio ...
Oct 11th, 2012
By Meron Tekleberhan Several times now I have come upon articles which declare that the Amharic language is in danger because of the increasing influence being exerted on it by English and other foreign languages. Dr. Befekadu Wakjera cites the writing on the billboards and other advertisements that ...
Feb 23rd, 2012
Gasasira has reason to be wary of Rwandan authorities. After three men beat him severely in 2007, his newspaper was suspended in April 2010 and his deputy editor assassinated in unclear circumstances in July that year. I must have received at least a dozen communications from worried friends and coll...
Jan 18th, 2012
NEW YORK, January 18, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the deteriorating press conditions in the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland after this weekend’s detention of 21 journalists protesting a police raid on a private broadca...
Nov 19th, 2011
Juba – South Sudan has released two journalists without charge who were detained for weeks for criticising President Salva Kiir’s family, Amnesty International reported late on Friday. Ngor Garang, editor-in-chief of Destiny newspaper, and reporter Dengdit Ayok were arrested in Juba at th...