An economic take-off in Mozambique — driven by bumper coal and gas discoveries two decades after the end of a civil war — is facing disruption from disgruntled former guerrillas who feel they have not benefited from the post-conflict dividend.
The Committee to Protect Journalists said it holds authorities in Gambia responsible for the safety of a journalist who received death threats following critical coverage of the government. Continue reading
The political, social and economic environment in East Africa presents specific challenges for investigative journalists. With increasing security issues in the region, it is becoming more difficult for credible and professional media to provide a much-needed voice against corruption, injustice, and bad governance. Continue reading
The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Liberian authorities to ensure the safety of journalists who have been repeatedly threatened for exposing the practice of female genital mutilation in the country. Mae Azango, a reporter for the daily FrontPage Africa and the news website New Narratives, told CPJ she had gone into hiding after receiving several threats for an article she published about Liberian tribes practicing female genital mutilation on as many as two out of every three girls in the country.
State House has warned Malawian journalists, editors and human rights defenders that they risk facing unspecified action if they continue ‘twisting information’ and in the process discrediting president Bingu wa Mutharika.