Peter Essoka dragged to court for suspending Journalists

Deng Eric Meleh, Veteran journalist Peter Essoka, Vice president of the National Communication Council has been sued in court by the Director General of Groupe L’Anecdote, Jean Pierre Amougou Belinga for suspending four of his journalists from practicing. The court papers served Essoka on Wednesday December 3 by bailiff Tchimdou Makieage Micheline, indicate that he […]

Cameroon Suspends Critical Journalists

Cameroon officials have banned six journalists from exercising their profession and ordered a stop to several critical radio and TV programs. Cameroon’s National Communication Council said it suspended journalist Parfait Eyissi of Vision 4 TV, who anchors the program “Major Issues,” for insulting Martin Belinga Eboutou, director of the civil cabinet of Cameroon’s president. Ernest […]

Botswana journalist fears persecution from a government that says he has nothing to fear

Journalist Edgar Tsimane says he faces danger if he returns to his home country of Botswana, where the government has criticized his reporting. The government in Botswana says it isn’t out to get him and he can return anytime from South Africa, where he has sought asylum. These days, two contradictory narratives are unfolding in […]

Military Court bans Cameroonian Journalists from Practicing

Arison Tamfu The Military Tribunal in Cameroon`s political capital has barred two journalists from practicing until further notice. Félix Cyriaque Ebole Bola of Mutations newspaper and Rodrigue Tongue of Le Messager were given the embargo after they appeared before the Tribunal to answer charges relating to the security of the state. The journalists told reporters […]

Freedom of speech isn’t limitless – Zuma

Johannesburg – The government has recommitted itself to the recognition and protection of the freedom of expression, as enshrined in the constitution – as the controversial so-called secrecy bill remains unsigned by the president. Speaking to some of the country’s newspaper editors, foreign correspondents and veteran journalists at the Presidential Guest House in Pretoria to […]

Hala Nigeria: Many Voices, Better Lives

An unprecedented project that brings together five Knight International Journalism Fellows to pool their expertise, will increase public engagement and amplify citizen voices in health news in Africa’s most populous country. The project, which means “Speak Out, Nigeria,” is using new digital tools to spur citizen engagement and promote data-driven reporting to take advantage of […]