African states should reverse curtailment of press freedom | The People

By Ochieng Agolla The conviction of Nairobi-based Aljazeera journalist Peter Greste and two of his colleagues in Egypt last week elicited international condemnation from international press and human rights organisation. Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Mohamed Bare were sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of aiding terrorists and endangering national security. Analysts see the … Continue reading African states should reverse curtailment of press freedom | The People

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Ten journalists to free from prison – Reports – Committee to Protect Journalists

Reeyot Alemu Affiliation: Freelance Prison term: 5 years Charges: Anti-state Held at: Kality Prison Reeyot Alemu was one of the first journalists arrested in a 2011 crackdown on dissent as authorities feared a popular uprising inspired by the Arab Spring. In January 2012, she was sentenced to 14 years in prison on trumped-up terrorism charges, … Continue reading Ten journalists to free from prison – Reports – Committee to Protect Journalists

Why Are So Many Journalists in Jail? | Dana Wagner

Dana Wagner I recently wrote an article criticizing two Canadian Cabinet ministers and the absolute privilege of irreverence struck me yet again. I didn't have to spend a week sleeping anywhere but home to avoid thugs, or worry about my family losing their jobs, or alert my friends -- especially my international ones -- that … Continue reading Why Are So Many Journalists in Jail? | Dana Wagner