Ethiopia: Fixers for Foreign Journalists Detained

Ethiopia: Fixers for Foreign Journalists Detained

MEKELLE, 1 March 2021 – Four local fixers for foreign media outlets in Ethiopia’s Tigray region have been detained by the military, the BBC reported Monday. Fitsum Berhane, a fixer for the French News Agency (AFP) and Alula Akalu, a fixer for the Financial Times, were...
Niger: RFI Reporter Targeted in Violence

Niger: RFI Reporter Targeted in Violence

NIAMEY, 27 February 2021 – The home of a Radio France International (RFI) correspondent in Niger has been attacked and burnt in post-election violence. Moussa Kaka and his family were not harmed in the attack, but their house was badly damaged. RFI on Friday said Kaka...

Egypt: CPJ Slams Cairo on Press Freedom

CAIRO, 26 February 2021 – The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) has challenged Egypt to live up to the standards of democracy in which press freedom prevails. “Egypt… portrays itself as a democracy, but authorities’ actions belie that...
Algeria: Drareni Vows to Fight for Press Freedom

Algeria: Drareni Vows to Fight for Press Freedom

ALGIERS, 24 February 2021 – Fresh out of prison, Algerian journalists Khaled Drareni has vowed to continue fighting for press freedom, describing it as “sacred, untouchable”. Drareni was released from prison last February 19 thanks to a presidential pardon. “I...
Algeria: Journalist Khaled Drareni Freed

Algeria: Journalist Khaled Drareni Freed

ALGIERS, 23 February 2021 – The release from prison, thanks to a presidential pardon, of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni was confirmed Tuesday by several news outlets. During nearly a year in custody, Drareni became the symbol of the fight for press freedom in...
Cameroon: Probe into Presidential Champagne

Cameroon: Probe into Presidential Champagne

YAOUNDE, 20 February 2021 – Judicial authorities in Cameroon have opened a probe into allegations that champagne ordered by the presidential palace is on sale in the black market. The allegations was first raised in a front-page article published Thursday by the...
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