Swapo supporters celebrated victory in the UN supervised November 1989 election.
Namibia contributes a positive image to Africa in governance and other indicators. But the reality for most of the country’s 2.3 million people isn't quite as rosy.
The US president's attack on confidential sources is one of many legal and technological threats to public interest journalism, as a new report shows
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The beleaguered new president is driving a wedge between his citizens and the media. Nixon would have been proud.
Fleet Street is up in arms against a law they say will kill investigative journalism. That simply isn't true.
EU law needs to recognise that privacy and free expression are matters of colliding rights which can’t be wished away.
Media freedom activists protest against the draconian Protection of Information Bill in Cape Town, South Africa.
While some African countries have shown an improvement in press freedom and freedom of expression ratings, others, including South Africa, are seeing worrying trends and a drop in rankings.
Was she pushed? Outgoing chair of the BBC, Rona Fairhead.
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The ousting of BBC chair, Rona Fairhead, is a worrying sign of a government power grab over the public broadcaster.
Ethiopians reading newspapers in the capital Addis Ababa. The country’s media is among the most repressed on the continent.
Press freedom has changed little in the past decade. If the African Union is to commit to the principles of democracy, it needs to do more to uphold freedom of expression and protects its journalists.
Workers arrange copies of the ‘Business Daily’, produced by Kenya’s Nation Media Group, the biggest newspaper publisher in East Africa.
Namibia’s rise in the World Press Freedom rankings is stunning. The media environment in Africa, too, has improved. But media closures and the harassment of journalists are not yet things of the past.
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Celebrities should not be able to get the British legal system to do their dirty work for them.
For journalists in Venezuela, free speech means risking imprisonment or exile.
High-rise buildings amid shacks in Luanda. President Dos Santo has announced plans to retire amid growing unease among Angolans over deepening poverty despite a recent oil boom.
Angola's Dos Santos is buying time. His promise to step down is an attempt to diffuse growing political tensions, as repression continues. He might relinquish his position, but not his power.
Welcome to 'Erdoğanistan', where the government knows how to change a newspaper's tune.
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Whether they charge for FoI searches or not, it's still too hard to access government information.
Placards featuring portraits of murdered journalists were used during a February 11, 2016 demonstration, which took place after reporter Anabel Flores was found dead on a highway in Puebla.
As recently as 10 years ago, Mexico had a press freedom index on par with the United States. How did everything fall apart so quickly?
George Brandis says the government will adopt the proposed changes to anti-terror laws that criminalise disclosure.
Until a public interest exemption is included in Section 35P, the offence will continue to impact press freedom and have a chilling effect on media organisations’ ability to report on ASIO’s activities.
We are in danger of losing sight of what freedom is.
Journalists Thami Mazwai, left, and Jon Qwelane before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s special hearing on the media. They accused the white-owned press of colluding with apartheid.
South Africa seems more divided than ever on the media, as the governing ANC revives plans for a dreaded tribunal many fear would muzzle the press.
Don’t even think about reporting this: police in Turkey.
By arresting foreign reporters in its turbulent south-east, Turkey sent yet another signal that inconvenient journalists are not welcome.
Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy is jailed for three years in Egypt.
The news that two British journalists and their unnamed Iraqi colleague were arrested and charged by the Turkish authorities [though released following publication of this article] for “engaging in terror…