Archive for May 3rd, 2020

Cameroon Journalists Protest Harassment, Abusive Arrests

YAOUNDE – Cameroonian journalists are marking World Press Freedom Day with protests against abuse from the government as well as from rebels fighting for an independent English-speaking state. Reporters Without Borders, in its 2020 World Press Freedom Index, ranks Cameroon 134th out of 180 countries in the...
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Being a Journalist is Risky Business in Somalia

Journalists in Somalia routinely face many difficulties but this year, under the stress of the spread of COVID-19, they say feel even more threatened by intimidation and arrest by what they call hostile leaders.  Cautiously celebrating World Press Freedom Day, a number of Somali journalists...
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Zimbabwe Journalists Cry Out for More Freedom

HARARE – Press freedom watchdogs say Zimbabwe’s government continues to stifle the media, despite promises by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to relax restrictions.  Kudzanai Musengi was arrested recently as he tried to record police enforcing the lockdown rules imposed by the government to contain the coronavirus....
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