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The Press Union of Liberia President Abdullai Kamara has condemned the arrest and prosecution of Radio host Henry Costa as an act against freedom of speech in Liberia.
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“A free and independent press is the best thermometer of the exercise of democracy and guarantor of the protection of human rights,” says the Burundian journalist Anaclet Hakizimana.
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The positive outcome from this first regional "checkup" of Poynter Fellows speaks to the need for local events around the world to keep the Leadership Fellows program on the cutting edge.
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Blogs and social networks provide some of the best and most reliable information about events in Burkina Faso despite government censorship.
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Online publications have been tested in Tanzania following the ban on two dailies' news operations.
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Critics are speaking out against Burundi's new media law that forbids reporting on matters that could undermine national security, public order or the economy.
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013, will go down in Sierra Leone media history as a day that gave and took away.
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A close presidential aide in Sierra Leone has threatened that the government will soon start imprisoning journalists for libel under the country’s 1965 Public Order Act.
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The jailed publisher of FrontPageAfrica, who had been on a hunger strike since his imprisonment in August, 2013, has been granted a "compassionate release."
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Rwanda's annual 100 Days of Grief recalls the genocide of 1994, in which one million people were murdered, and some Christian churches became scenes of horror.
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